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Overall rating
88.57/100
votes
16
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Listening to the frog chorus
Vintage
03.12.1980
Stated Age
38 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Hogshead / Toasted Oak Finish
Casknumber
G6.9
Number of bottles
147
Strength
46.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2019 9:15 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 264.00

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16 × member ratings

10 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Dundas 1980 SMWS G6.9

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.57 points

  1. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Canucks89 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Scent: mild grain. White chocolate.
    Flavor: mild grain.
    Aftertaste: medium long. Woody.

  3. Sensefreak scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I tasted this wonderful grain over several days.
    The first sip told me, that air was needed. It needs A LOT OF TIME in the glass !!
    Typical old grain with all the best you can imagine.
    A fortnight later I tasted it H2H with 44yo Invergordon from Jack Wiebers Cross Hill serie.
    Both where poured and left alone in the glasses. I only nosed them for 45 min.
    For me G6.9 is one of the best grains I´ve ever tasted thanks to the air and my patience ;-)

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/02/07/smws-member-takeover-an-evening-with-phil-storry/

    N: This one is revealed to us straight away as Port Dundas. The legs stick to the side of the glass like glue. With a light fruitiness, it smells of glue too, enough that I can easily imagine myself in the middle of an Airfix modelling & craft festival. Settling down, it’s very creamy [thick & yellow] with old leather armchairs, black tea, dry-ash pineapple,….
    T: Rum & cognac-like, this is a cocktail-in-a-glass leaning closely towards a Painkiller – that’s a Pina Colada with a splash of orange juice, [sometimes] a measure of cognac and a dusting of ground nutmeg. In this case, I’d add it’s more like peach juice rather than OJ. I add water. It’s not as robust as I’d imagined it would be. Dilution, whilst bringing integration, simplifies things.
    F: It seems to appear hot without actually being hot and with a creamy woodiness into Golden Syrup [Phil]. Finishes dunnage-y with a soft plastic quality and chilli milk.
    C: Scores 85 with water, 87 neat.

  5. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: We were fermenting strawberries with vanilla beans, orange peel, almond extract, fresh mint leaves and not to forget plenty (and we mean plenty!) of Spanish-style rum from the likes of Panama or Venezuela. On the palate neat, simple but delicious like moist banana bread drizzled with a warm salted caramel sauce. We were careful when adding water but wow! Imagine sitting in a mahogany and cane deck-chair on the porch of a plantation house listening to the relaxing evening chorus of the whistling frogs. After 36 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead we transferred this whisky into a 2nd fill toasted oak hogshead.

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