Dunglass 5yo (OB)

A Peaty Prototype


A tribute to Littlemill’s innovative nature, in the 60’s the distillery owner experimented with lomond stills, water-jacket coolers and… peated expressions. Yes Littlemill did peat before it was cool! Dumbuck a heavily peated version and Dunglass, a lightly peated variant were in production for nearly a decade until 1972. Needless to say, Dunglass is as rare a whisky as they come, much sought after by collectors, less so by the connoisseurs. Apart from the official 5 yo expression, there have been very few independent releases and well they score lower on average than their much loved unpeated equivalents
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dunglass

 

Description: distillation and bottling date unknown, matured for 5years, presumably bottled by Littlemill under own management.

Nose: fresh and grassy, a slightly sour aroma of barley, grain dust, and soft vanilla,. A whiff of apricots provides a fruity touch.

Mouth: definitely a light body, but the palate is really hard to pinpoint: slightly sour barley, caramel, peach, with a fair amount of alcohol?

Finish: wow, that’s just liquid pepper!

The Verdict: light and simple but yet unfathomable, palate while not too potent doesn’t resemble anything familiar. If you get the chance have a sip, but I wouldn’t spend too much money on it..

Score: 72

Nose: 19

Taste: 16
Finish: 16 Balance: 21
   < 75: undrinkable, avoid at all costs
75-79: acceptable, give it a try but don't spend to much money on it
80-84: average, enjoyable whiskies mostly easy sippable entry-level single malt 
85-89: above average drams, often well aged expressions, open your wallet
90-94: excellence, sorry kids no x-mas presents this year, daddy needs this bottle
95-99: divinity, call your bank manager for another mortgage on your house