Dumbarton (silent)

Dumbarton featured American-style stainless steel columns rather than the traditional Coffey stills used by most Scottish grain distilleries. Its process and strict adherence to the use of maize, meant its spirit was rather heavy in character.  At the time Dumbarton began distilling in 1938, it was the largest continuous distillery in Scotland producing grain whisky.  While Dumbarton was producing grain whisky for the Ballantine’s blend, Inverleven, which opened in the same year, began producing malt whisky. In 1956 a third Lomond still was added with an attached rectification column designed to produce different styles of spirit. While the still used Inverleven’s wash still, spirit receiver and low wines and feints charger, it was technically classed as a separate distillery called Lomond. It was decommissioned in 1985, though its still was salvaged by Islay’s Bruichladdich to produce its Botanist gin. 

In 1991 the Inverleven distillery was mothballed, and in 2002 Dumbarton itself followed suit. Its whisky was mostly reserved for the Ballantine’s blend, and was never bottled as a single grain. However, some independent bottlings have emerged.

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  1. Dumbarton (silent) - Infrequent Flyers Single Cask #178 - 1997 22 year old Whisky
    Dumbarton (silent) - Infrequent Flyers Single Cask #178 - 1997 22 year old Whisky

    70cl | 55.3%

    This superb single grain whisky from the closed Dumbarton distillery was matured for over 22 years in ex-Bourbon wood with a virgin oak finish. Made from corn rather than barley or wheat, this rich, oily, flavoursome whisky is reminiscent of an excep... Click for more info
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    DistilleryDumbarton (silent)Age22 year old
    DescriptionInfrequent Flyers Single Cask #178Vintage1997
    Cask WoodBourbon & Virgin OakYear Bottled2020
    PackagingCardboard TubeCask StrengthYes
    BottlerIndependentHTFW Cat. No.LP12141
  2. Dumbarton (silent) - That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Batch #1 22 year old Whisky
    Dumbarton (silent) - That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Batch #1 22 year old Whisky

    50cl | 47.8%

    Another superb Single Grain Whisky from the Boutiyue-y Whisky Company. Sadly the distillery closed in 2002, but well aged examples are still available (for now) and are amongst the finest and most sought after of Single Grains. Nose: Thick, dark and... Click for more info
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    DistilleryDumbarton (silent)Age22 year old
    DescriptionThat Boutique-Y Whisky Company Batch #1Vintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled2018
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthYes
    BottlerThat Boutique-YHTFW Cat. No.LP10120
  3. Dumbarton (silent) - Signatory Vintage Miniature - 1961 29 year old Whisky
    Dumbarton (silent) - Signatory Vintage Miniature - 1961 29 year old Whisky

    5cl | 46%

    DistilleryDumbarton (silent)Age29 year old
    DescriptionSignatory Vintage MiniatureVintage1961
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled1990
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthNo
    BottlerSignatoryHTFW Cat. No.LP9945
  4. Dumbarton (silent) - Claxton's Single Cask Grain - 1986 32 year old Whisky
    Dumbarton (silent) - Claxton's Single Cask Grain - 1986 32 year old Whisky

    70cl | 57.1%

    A fascinating bottling of old grain whisky from the long closed and demolished Dumbarton distillery.  Renowned for quite a heavy style of whisky, both due to the choice of maize as the grain and the use of American style stainless steel column s... Click for more info
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    DistilleryDumbarton (silent)Age32 year old
    DescriptionClaxton's Single Cask GrainVintage1986
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled2018
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthYes
    BottlerClaxton'sHTFW Cat. No.LP9675
  5. Dumbarton (silent) - Scotch Malt Whisky Society SMWS G14.1 - 1986 28 year old Whisky
    Dumbarton (silent) - Scotch Malt Whisky Society SMWS G14.1 - 1986 28 year old Whisky

    70cl | 47.8%

    DistilleryDumbarton (silent)Age28 year old
    DescriptionScotch Malt Whisky Society SMWS G14.1Vintage1986
    Cask WoodBourbonYear Bottled2014
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthYes
    BottlerScotch Malt Whisky SocietyHTFW Cat. No.LP6757
  6. Dumbarton (silent) - Cadenhead's Chairmans Stock - 1969 26 year old Whisky
    Dumbarton (silent) - Cadenhead's Chairmans Stock - 1969 26 year old Whisky

    70cl | 49.6%

    DistilleryDumbarton (silent)Age26 year old
    DescriptionCadenhead's Chairmans StockVintage1969
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled1996
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthYes
    BottlerWM CadenheadHTFW Cat. No.LP5577
  7. Dumbarton (silent) - Single Grain Miniature - 1961 29 year old Whisky
    Dumbarton (silent) - Single Grain Miniature - 1961 29 year old Whisky

    5cl | 46%

    DistilleryDumbarton (silent)Age29 year old
    DescriptionSingle Grain MiniatureVintage1961
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled1990
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthNo
    BottlerIndependentHTFW Cat. No.LP5081
  8. Dumbarton (silent) - Single Grain Miniature Whisky
    Dumbarton (silent) - Single Grain Miniature Whisky

    5cl | 43%

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    DistilleryDumbarton (silent)Age
    DescriptionSingle Grain MiniatureVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP1614
  9. Dumbarton (silent) - Single Grain Miniature - 1962 32 year old Whisky
    Dumbarton (silent) - Single Grain Miniature - 1962 32 year old Whisky

    5cl | 49.9%

    DistilleryDumbarton (silent)Age32 year old
    DescriptionSingle Grain MiniatureVintage1962
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled1994
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthYes
    BottlerWM CadenheadHTFW Cat. No.LP1435
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