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Overall rating
88.45/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Chairman's Stock
Vintage
1969
Bottled
02.2002
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
222
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Nov 2019 7:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Dumbarton 1969 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.45 points

  1. joho did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Inverleven's Lomond still aka Ugly Betty is now making gin at Bruichladdich (maybe it'll be ginfum here one day?) Colour: deep amber. Nose: this one is surprisingly varnishy, almost bourbonny in fact, with heavy notes of oak, vanilla and maple syrup. The varnish calms down after a while, leaving room for more polished wood, new furniture and roasted chestnuts. Blood oranges. I’d have never said this is Scotch, had tried this baby blind. Nice bourbon! ;-). With water: the oak comes out even more but it’s a nice one. Carpenter’s workshop, pencil shavings, antiques shop. Mouth (neat): same comment. A pleasant sweet wood decoction but you have to like that. Tons of vanilla, honey and eucalyptus drops and some earl grey tea. Then many spices such as pepper, cloves and cardamom plus a little mint. Peppered corn syrup. A little bubblegum. With water: more of the same, with the sweetness coming to the front (bubblegum, marshmallows, strawberry drops). Finish: long but a tad less demonstrative. In other words, more relaxing ;-). Comments: spectacular and kind of transatlantic. Perfect to play tricks on your anoraky friends.SGP:471 - 86 points. 

  2. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind I'd be in doubt between a single grain and a bourbon, so far is this apart from a 'normal' single malt. 'Too woody' is not a classification I use very often, but it is applicable here.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Glue, new wood, vanilla, grapefruit, eucalyptus, raspberry and a bit of caramel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Orange, tonic, wood, grapefruit, caramel, green apple peel and a bit of peach. Its body can take quite some water but that makes the profile turn too dry. It drags more spices out of the wood.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Vanilla pudding, tonic, caramel and cherry. Then more and more woody dryness.

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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