Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB78425
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Grainman
Vintage
03.1991
Bottled
01.2016
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Casknumber
7
Number of bottles
282
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 feb 2016 1:54 pm by magic_slim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 92.66

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Whisky reviews for Port Dundas 1991 MBl

9 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.00 points.

  1. Chile86 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Port Dundas - Has mainly produced its grain whiskey for various blended whiskeys including Black & White, Haig, J&B and Johnnie Walker. In 2010 the Diageo distillery was closed.

    Now for this single grain whiskey. That is a force in the mouth. Let unfold in the glass at least 1 hour beforehand and then enjoy! Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish gave this grain a
    • Nose
      90 90
      Mainly herb with dark chocolate, candied fruits, some tobacco, leather, spices and pepper
    • Taste
      93 93
      A lot of sweetness from honey and toffee, together with tobacco and dark chocolate with spicy spices (pepper), comes into its own. A real bomb!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long finish with long-lasting warmth, chocolate, coffee and vanilla

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  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty thing, has a lot of buzz, crispy, robust thing, water is also, 24Y / CS / SC / Sherry for (as far as I could find out) originally around 85 ¬ is clear.
    • Nose
      fresh toasted bread with burned match and white pepper, with water: drinking soda powder, tobacco, leather
    • Taste
      intense, dark sweetness, molasses, cocoa, sugar beet syrup, in the background a dark fruit note, a hint of black cherry or blackberry syrup, with tobacco and black pepper, very powerful and full-bodied
    • Finish
      long, pepper, cocoa

  4. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Blueberries, toasted almonds, toffee, coconut, sugar cane
    • Taste
      Blueberries, toffee, tobacco, lavender, croissants
    • Finish
      Rather short, toffee, peppery, blueberries 

  6. Bram84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The trick with the sherry finish works pretty well, it complements the grain profile quite nicely. Reminds me a lot of the North British bottlings from MoS.
    • Nose
      Toast with carpaccio. Toffee, roasted almond, raisin, cherry, lemon and a whiff of sulphur. Clearly a much bigger sherry impact than is the case for the Cambus released in the same range. Water isn't very beneficial for the nose though, it makes it rather thin.
    • Taste
      Blueberry, spice, toffee, lemon, raspberry and cinnamon. Water rips up the sherry blanket and makes the typical grain profile come out more strongly.
    • Finish
      Blueberry, cherry, toffee, oak, lemon and spice.

  10. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  11. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A real sherry bomb in the mouth. Here the taste is the most outstanding of this grain. But the overall package and the price are absolutely right here. Delicious BUT: He needs his time in the glass. Had it about 2.5 hours in the glass before tasting.
    • Nose
      smoked ham, pepper, tobacco, a bit of sulfur, orange, light maritime note, spice with water: now it gets really sweet and the pepper becomes clearer
    • Taste
      dry sherry without end, sweet, dark and overripe fruits, again tobacco with water: significantly more pepper and a little bit less sherry
    • Finish
      medium to long, pepper, sherry, sweet again

  12. Whiskydudes scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I mentioned this reviewing the Cambus 1990 MBL; you should not review any old whisky based on a single dram at a festival imho. This Port Dundas absolutely needs at least one hour in your glass! But once again, the combination single grain on a (pretty active) Olorosso (1st?) fill sherry cask is a superb one. This is awesome stuff, I rated this one slightly less at first than the Cambus 1990 MBL, but having a few drams of both this one is just a tad more interesting.

    Nose; oily, dark sherry, sweet vanilla, dark sugar, fresh tobacco leaves. Kind of dirty Mortlach style with a single grain twist. Definitly some sulphur (not too much) 

    Taste; Yes, this is dirty sherry all over the place! Great stuff, lot's of dark fruits, raisins and dark cherry's, fresh tobacco leaves and lots of pepper! Pretty oliy, again, like some Mortlach's got this as well. Imho it's just spot on, not too much. If you're in to sherried whisky's you will love this one. 

    Finish; very long! Suprising, you don't expect a single grain to have a long finish, but this goes on and on! Again, lot's of oil, sweet with a pretty amount pepper. 

    Overall great stuff and at prices just over € 80 this should be considered a bang for your buck! I'm not on MBL's payroll, but their first 3 single grains are just spot on! looking forward at The Grainman's next selection!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

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