Overall rating
Single Grain
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
Angel's Choice
Stated Age
50 years old
Sherry Hogshead
MoS 15044
Number of bottles
43.5 % Vol.
350 ml
Added on
20 Jun 2015 6:39 pm by cadillac
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 264,23

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29 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dumbarton 1964 MoS

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.96 points

  1. Falnor scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I loved it back in 2015 or 2016 and managed to hold on to a sample now in 2018. In that tasting it hold it's ground and surpassed many great single malts. Such a great example what aged grain can become.
    • Nose
      Great and very deep nose with intense sweet notes next to dark spicy wood and lots of old stuff. Intense vanilla essence with cooked apples. Demerara sugar and dates. Cinnamon buns, honey and dried blood oranges. Mocha with custard cakes. Polished antique furniture. Cigar boxes and tobacco. It even got some german 'gluhwein' sent with all the cooked apple and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      The apple/ cinnamon combination is still present. Isn't this a lovely apple pie? Deep syrop like sweetness with dutch treat 'hopjes'. It's a coffee candy and on the palate far more dark and bitter notes, while still remaining sweet. Toffee and slightly burnished caramel. Bitter and creamy macadamia nuts with honey. Stewed fruit and dried raisins.
    • Finish
      Carnival candy like cinnamon sticks with caramelised apples. Gingerbread and chocolate bonbons. Cold and spicy tea. Some anise peppermint. Dried up fruit and leather.

  2. waal scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Dumbarton 50yo 1964/2015 43.5% ABV, single grain MoS 15044, WID: 69436 https://www.whiskybase.com/.../whisky/69436/dumbarton-1964-mos #WagnerAlexTastingNotes Dumbarton: founded in 1938, demolished in 2005; formerly the largest Grain Distillery in Scotland; Supplier of Ballantine's and Teacher's; Mash mostly of maize with little malted barley; temporarily guarded by about 100 guard geese (without sch ...); a former Lomond Still distillery is now burning gin at Bruichladdich Presence: Color: burnt sienna; Viscosity: slow, thick drops with large windows Aroma: Reminiscent of a well-known Rhum Agricole with PX finish, a lot of sugar, sweet, abundant fruit and some wood, fresh and not stale Taste: Grain - shallow and restrained would not be the sherry influence that keeps the grain alive; Choco and nuts, sweet and spicy, wood, watery Finish / aftertaste: little long, sweet fruits, watery (like a fruit juice, which was turned on with too little syrup) Comment: No substance, mediocre grain in strong barrel with emotional benefit due to age Points: 86/100

  3. Falnor scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. XorLophaX scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    93/100 points - "WOW, what a dram, what a grain."
    The Dumbarton convinces with a casual, pleasing and mild character.
    The vanilla honey sweetness makes it dangerously tasty and tasty.
    Here MoS has filled a very nice, old barrel.
    Unfortunately there are only 148 bottles of 350ml each. The price is also very high, which is also a very delicious, 50 year old whiskey.
    I recommend buying this as long as the price is still bearable.

    Link to the tasting with pictures on my blog:
    • Nose
      A very sweet nose with interesting flavors of apple pie and sweet vanilla and caramel (fudge).
      There is also a subtle touch of wood, but despite its age, it is more reminiscent of young wood, that of a broken branch.
      Some grass and meadow herbs in the background.
    • Taste
      The old Dumbarton starts expected soft and mild with herbs and a pronounced vanilla sweetness.
      In addition to the subtle wood notes, one recognizes some tobacco, cigar tobacco from Nicaragua.
      Interestingly, in the background, you can find some fresh berries from the forest, as well as wet soil with some moss.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and rather pleasing-sweet with toffee and honey.
      Here again aromas of meadow herbs and grass come discreetly from the background.
      Slightly warm and woody.

  5. The Macallan scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Grain, sweet, citrus notes, dried fruit, rich
    • Taste
      Sweet, soft, Sugar coated fruit, very tasty
    • Finish
      Smooth, slightly warming, sweet and very rich

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur


    Color: old gold with amber
    Nose: Old sherry barrel with a lot of spice, butter, vanilla, tobacco, green wood and some parafilm. Red, cooked apples and black currants are leading the nose and are complemented by aromas of aubergine and leather.
    Taste: Soft and harmonious with a subtle spice. Fruity and sweet, underlaid with dull notes of velvet, leather, tobacco, some wood and earth. The honey-sweet notes of currants and toffee start a little later, before it becomes floral and herbaceous-fresh to the finish with gentian aromas.
    Finish: medium length - with dull, fresh and at the same time sweet notes. The wood is only subtle and well integrated. A black fruit mix remains on the tongue.
    90 points (nose: 89 / taste: 91 / finish: 90)


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