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Whisky Reviews for Inverleven 1979 Sc
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- For 43 years, Inverleven was produced in The Scottish Lowlands. But that was long ago. The still that once begat Inverleven fell silent in 1991. It's a ghost distillery now, only surviving in its spirits. The Dumbarton Distillery produces prodigious amounts of grain whisky from an industrial column still. Next to the industrial still that still stands today and produces all that grain whisky, there was once a traditional pot still. That pot still was the source of Inverleven. It was mothballed in 1992, and more recently, sold to the boys at Bruichladdich, where I'm sure it's contributing admirable service to their revolutionary efforts. But there is no more Inverleven, drawn from the waters of the famous Loch. A whisky is not a product of just the still, but of the water at it's source and the air and the specific climate of it's aging chamber. This cask was selected and bottled by master distiller Robert Scott. It's a merchant whisky and bottled at cask strength. At 58% alcohol, it's not for the faint of heart. But then again, it needs to carry the spirit of a distillery long gone. These Lowland malts are an under-appreciated and unjustifiably un-sung category of whisky.