Innocence Port Dundas 21 yr
Port Dundas Single Grain Scotch
21 yr, 57% cask strength ABV
Outturn: 110 Bottles estimated
Our first Scotch is a spectacular cask strength single grain from Port Dundas that sadly closed in 2011 – once the existing stores of Port Dundas are gone this tremendous elixir will go extinct. While prices are skyrocketing for highly aged Port Dundas, not all barrels are created (or developed) equal! We tasted this hogshead barrel and her sister barrel and the difference was startling! “Sis” was fairly tame and muted but this barrel was vibrant, intense and luscious and an easy pick. It’s a lemon custard / Granny Smith apple bomb!
Single Grain Scotches are growing in popularity (and price) as they combine the complexity and sophistication of Single Malts but with the approachability of American bourbons – which makes sense as the Port Dundas mashbill consists of American corn, barley and rye (much closer to bourbon than Single Malt Scotch’s mashbill of 100% malted barley).
We commissioned Innocence’s dazzling label artwork from a young artist from Lexington MA, Mira Hsu (no relation!)