TheWhiskyBarrel.com has released two fantastic exclusive bottlings. Both have been carefully selected by The Whisky Barrel under the guidance of Hunter Laing & Company Ltd.
Dumbarton 30 Year Old 1988 Sovereign Exclusive
The Dumbarton 30 Year Old 1988 Exclusive was bottled at cask strength by Hunter Laing in March 2018. Aged in a bourbon barrel, this Dumbarton is a light gold whisky with a sweet nose of tropical fruits, vanilla and salted caramel.
Dumbarton Distillery was a single grain distillery built in Dumbartonshire in the 1930s, at which time it was the largest in Scotland. Dumbarton closed in 2002 and has since been demolished, making The Whisky Barrel’s exclusive Dumbarton 30 Year Old 1988 Sovereign a very special addition to any collection.
Invergordon 40 Year Old 1978 Sovereign Exclusive
The Invergordon 40 Year Old 1978 Exclusive was bottle at cask strength, again by Hunter Laing in March 2018. It too was aged in a bourbon barrel but this whisky has a burnished gold look to it and a rich nose of blackberries, apples and toffee.
Invergordon Distillery is the most northerly of Scotland’s grain distilleries and was established in 1959. It is a favourite of blenders so it is very interesting to see a single grain Scotch come out; definitely something special.
Both of these exclusives would make perfect birthday or anniversary gifts and both are packed full of rich flavour.
Available exclusively from The Whisky Barrel, shipping to customers Worldwide including the United States of America, Canada and Japan.
Tasting notes – Dumbarton 30 Year Old 1988 Sovereign Exclusive
Colour: Light gold
Nose: A sweet nose of tropical fruits, vanilla and salted caramel.
Taste: Rich and sweet with toffee, milk chocolate and forest berries.
Finish: Long with a lingering tropical nose.
Price: £119.08 GBP / $139.39 USD (+ P&P)
Tasting notes – Invergordon 40 Year Old 1978 Sovereign Exclusive
Colour: Burnished gold.
Nose: A rich nose of blackberries, apples and toffee.
Taste: Sweet with salted caramel, forest fruits and green herbs.
Finish: Long with lingering sweetness.
Price: £191.22 GBP / $223.85 USD (+ P&P)