- Whiskybase ID
- Single Grain
- Meadowside Blending (MBl)
- Bottling serie
- The Grainman
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- Bourbon Cask
- Number of bottles
- 52.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Exclusively for Germany
- Added on
- 19 Apr 2017 8:49 am by McBeck
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Whisky Reviews for Dumbarton 1987 MBl
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.69 points
- Dumbarton used continuous still equipment designed in the US and only used maize as raw material, afai could find out. So quite a bourbon touch inside and a very good cask combine for a great dram that gets 2 points better when considerably aired. Sampled at a tasting.
- The nose starts promising, the taste disappoints a bit ...
What starts sweet and fruity, ends bitter and bitter ...
Sometimes fruity sweet, sometimes wooden herb ...
This Dumbarton is characterized by an incredible interplay of flavors and ultimately convinced exactly by this interplay.
Clear and bright intense caramel radiates from the glass while on the glass wall of my Premium Sniffer many long and oily "legs" pull their tracks into the glass. Immediately the typical Grainsweet is there, vanilla plays with mirabelles and apricots, roasted hazelnuts and dark malt give the otherwise sweet and fruity nose a tart and spicy touch. Apples, caramel and hints of citrus fruit stimulate my saliva, spicy oak tones are brought to bear.
Tart and fresh oak in combination with sour citrus fruits stick to the tongue after the first sip, peppery pungency slowly forms on the tip of the tongue and tickles pleasantly, in the background lies fruity and sweet Grainaroma. Lightly burnt sugar, tart oak, hints of smoke leave the mouth feeling with abrasion of grapefruit peels significantly tart. Powerful and voluminous draws heat through the palate, dark fruit flavors and dried vanilla pods stick under the tongue, still tickling wooden sharpness with a pinch of salt and pepper on the tongue.
Tart oak tones and subtly bitter citrus fruits rest on the palate, the mouthfeel becomes creamy and nutty. Apricots, apples and cereal notes follow, a fresh menthol note is now dominant in the foreground. Woody and spicy, the aftertaste gradually fades, leaving a greasy film of butter and roasted hazelnuts on the tongue.
I did not recognize this whiskey as a grain.
Very pleasant and varied nose, in the mouth then a little weaker.
Malt, caramel, neat oak chips, spicy forest honey, fresh citrus notes, a few tropical fruits, low alcohol. The aroma in the glass develops wonderfully, becomes ever more intense.
Spicy on, followed by sweet honey, some exotic fruit basket.
Medium long, alternating between sweet and spicy, pepper, only after the second sip you can feel tannins on the tongue.
- Very delicious Grain, worth the price of just over 100 € in any case.
distinct chocolate and coconut notes. The bourbon barrel comes into full effect here, without the grain being woody even at the base. Fully ripe apples with pleasantly fresh acidity. A nutritiousness, like caramelized hazelnuts. Allspice and cinnamon make for something Christmas.
light, fresh and yet oily. Barrel and age contrast nicely here. Unconventional mix of sweet, boiled fruit, slightly sourish grain and dark spicy notes. The allspice and the Christmas spices are back.
Vanilla pudding at the end, followed by a tingling spice that shows the age.
- The smell pleases with its straight-line orientation, the dill and salmiak give a maritime painting. This impression is not preserved in the mouth and on the palate. Although the whiskey lacks a bit of complexity, it does what it does well. The glue association in the mouth disturbs a little bit. blind tasting
Vanilla, lemon, orange, spicy oak, light glue note, dill, a hint of ammonia
Cool, spicy onset, the whiskey glows on the tongue, vanilla, oak, some menthol, the association of glue is retained in the mouth, a little sweeter, bitterness comes to light orange note
Soft and round, but again with clear oak, delicate bitterness on the palate, orange peel, less vanilla, Seville orange marmalade, medium-long
- A very beautiful, round and noble Grain, drinkable and delicious as an old Bourbon.
Manuka honey, toffee, vanilla sweets, honey melon, very sweet, round and concentrated, you will not find much more, but it is very pleasant, some cinnamon sticks in the background, some sugared apricot
Strong, sweet but also with a fine bitter and herbal note, surprising, honey melon, cotton candy, Manuka honey everywhere, vanilla syrup, the sugared apricot chips as well, some almonds, cinnamon sticks again, has a lot of a beautiful, very old bourbon, oregano, some dried rosemary
Oregano, thyme, Toffiffee, sugar syrup, honey, some bitter oak chips now also there, medium to long
- The solvent note is rather reserved, but always clearly through. Still very delicious Grain.
Starts with citrus notes, Latvians and Kumquats, plus vanilla and caramel, Creme Brulee. Spicy oak with cocoa. Acts musty with ner clear solvent note, I have an association of ner old workbench in the basement.
Very easy start. First again citrus, in the form of orange peel, slightly bitter. Again, vanilla and caramel, strong oak flavor.
Medium. The citrus notes are still there, the oak is bitter, the adhesive note comes back again clearly.
- A grain and as such clearly visible. And no bad: beautiful rich flavors that are staggered perceptible. Reminds a bit of rum.
Petroleum is very short, then it opens slowly: toffee, honey, vanilla, coconut, juicy dates, apples, milk chocolate, almonds (= Toblerone!), sage, eagle owl and pencil
a handful of dates, apples, oranges, coconut, vanilla, honey, lots of pepper, baking cocoa, strong coffee, thyme, rosemary, sage, hyssop, angelica, then pineapple
medium to long, sweet-peppery-spicy-bitter, strong coffee, hyssop, vanilla and coconut, in the end again the pineapple
- While I still find the nose quite pleasant and somewhat different than the usual sherry aroma, the taste brings me back to the ground. The typical Grain bitterness and the poorly bound alcohol can no longer be captured by the too weak cask.
Pretty sweet with cereals, molasses, caramel and vanilla. Shortly toasted bread and coffee come to light. A hint of citrus. The alcohol cools neatly in the nose with a touch towards stinging.
Begins sweet again and then quickly comes a decent barrage of bitterness, which pushes more and more forward. Caramel, also some molasses and coffee are there. And then the alcohol hits. And with power. This builds up with the bitterness to an unpleasant, burning-bitter impression.
The finish is medium to long, but it is mainly borne by the bitterness.