Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Closed Distilleries
Stated Age
18 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Mar 2021 3:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Dumbarton 1987 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.42 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Just to be clear; this whisky is single malt Inverleven which was distilled in the now demolished Dumbarton complex. Here they made Dumbarton single grain whisky and the ultra rare Dumbarton single malt (from Lomond stills) as well. The latter is only been found in two SMWS expressions.
    • Nose
      Starts with lots of Granny Smith Apples apples mixed with mint and pine. Associations of apple cider too. Followed with lavender, heather and hay. Later mushrooms and touch of chalk. Gentle pipe smoke of cigar boxes at the background. Unusual and a little old-fashioned nose. Interesting!
    • Taste
      Again 'greenish' aldehydic notes of artichokes, thyme and barley sugar. Followed with eucalyptus and nettle. But also peel zest and citric hints of kiwi, lemon and lime. Lingering grapefruit bitter-sweetness later on. It's all very fresh and lively, but probably not an easy profile for everyone.
    • Finish
      Medium long and drying. Spices of white pepper. A little soapy aftertaste. Ginger at the end.

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Buttercream, vanilla, simple sugars. plus something bitter
    • Taste
      86 86
      Dry initially, and then peppery, but remains sweet the entire time. Again with the bitter undertones.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Tails off into a bitter and oaky end.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  6. Shugg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not a single grain

    Inverleven single malt, duplicate entry.

    Whiskybase has never got its collective head around grain and malt sites like this where they produced Dumbarton grain, Inverleven Malt and Lomond malt (from Lomond stills)


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