The Beat Of Their Own Dram

The PEAK MalaysiaMay 2020

The Beat Of Their Own Dram
This luxury independent bottler just released an impressively high-scoring whisky from a distillery many have never heard of. Here’s why it should be the first of many to add to your collection.
Charmian Leong

Single grain whiskies are often overshadowed by their more heavily marketed single malt cousins by price and the fact that they can made from less expensive grains. But a lone cask from the now-demolished Dumbarton distillery didn’t escape the notice of The Last Drop Distillers. Rescued for the independent bottler’s 17th release, The Dumbarton 1977 Single Grain Scotch Whisky has already been awarded Single Grain of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020 with a score of 97 points.

Even if Dumbarton were still operating today, there’s a good chance we’d never get the opportunity to taste it if independent bottlers like The Last Drop Distillers didn’t step in to release it.


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May 2020