Dumbarton / Hunter Laing

Dumbarton 30 Sovereign (The Whisky Barrel 10th Anniversary) Review

Dumbarton 30 Sovereign (Hunter Laing, The Whisky Barrel 10th Anniversary) Dumbarton has been one of my bogey distillereis for some time, i've tried it a few times at events and festivals but never written notes on any of them, until now.

This bottling of 197 bottles, is for the 10th anniversary of The Whisky Barrel, the online retailer and specialist in whisky and was bottled for them by Hunter Laing.

Typical grain whisky notes abound in this, with PVA glue, syrup and fruit a plenty, this is a tasty dram and a suitable dram for such a celebration.

You can buy now from The Whisky Barrel online.

Many thanks to The Whisky Barrel for the official sample

Tasting Notes & Details


Big hit of PVA glue, syrup from a tin, hints of cask char and cinder toffee with chocolate covered honeycomb, toffee pennies, dusty barley, not quite sweet barley sugars


The cask char comes through thick and oily on the palate, haribo sweets and more of the dusty barley sugars, that honeycomb comes through also.


A wisp of coal dust in syrup, long lasting warmth

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Dumbarton 30 Sovereign (Hunter Laing, The Whisky Barrel 10th Anniversary)
Age: 30
ABV: 56.50
Distiller: Dumbarton
Bottler: Hunter Laing
Type: Single Cask Single Grain
From: Scotland, Lowland
Posted: 25/09/2017 by Tom

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