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. 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.

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    • Distillery
    • Dumbarton (silent)

    • Description
    • That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Batch #1

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • That Boutique-Y

    • Age
    • 22 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP10120

    • Distillery
    • Dumbarton (silent)

    • Description
    • Signatory Vintage Miniature

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Signatory

    • Age
    • 29 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1961

    • Year Bottled
    • 1990

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9945

  2. 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 ... Click for more info

    • Distillery
    • Dumbarton (silent)

    • Description
    • Claxton's Single Cask Grain

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Claxton's

    • Age
    • 32 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1986

    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9675

    • Distillery
    • Dumbarton (silent)

    • Description
    • Scotch Malt Whisky Society SMWS G14.1

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    • Age
    • 28 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1986

    • Year Bottled
    • 2014

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP6757

    • Distillery
    • Dumbarton (silent)

    • Description
    • Cadenhead's Chairmans Stock

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • WM Cadenhead

    • Age
    • 26 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1969

    • Year Bottled
    • 1996

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP5577

    • Distillery
    • Dumbarton (silent)

    • Description
    • Single Grain Miniature

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Independent

    • Age
    • 29 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1961

    • Year Bottled
    • 1990

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP5081

  3. Bottled in Argentina? ... Click for more info
    • Distillery
    • Dumbarton (silent)

    • Description
    • Single Grain Miniature

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP1614

    • Distillery
    • Dumbarton (silent)

    • Description
    • Single Grain Miniature

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • WM Cadenhead

    • Age
    • 32 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1962

    • Year Bottled
    • 1994

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP1435

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