Whisky from the closed Dumbarton Distillery, matured for a very long time indeed. This right here is a 55 year old single grain, distilled by Dumbarton back in December 1964 and matured in a refill hogshead. Over half a century later, Douglas Laing bottled it up appropriately as part of the Xtra Old Particular range. Just 215 bottles were produced.
Nose: The nose opens gloriously with Scottish honey, maple syrup, candied apples and a polished wood style.
Palate: The palate is gentle yet lively with spice (ginger and nutmeg) and a milk chocolate richness.
Finish: The finish is lengthy with poached pears, pistachios, marmalade on toast and crème brûlée.