Dumbarton / Claxtons

Dumbarton 1986 32 Year Old (Claxtons) Review

Dumbarton 1986 32 Year Old (Claxtons) Dumbarton Distillery is a Single Grain i've not had as much of as i would have liked, closed and the production moved to Strathclyde Distillery, i've enjoyed all of the Dumbarton i've had before, this dram was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the Claxtons independant bottlers.

Creamy, vanilla, banana, coconut and a classy easy going sweetness this is a dram that really suits me and for the age you get great value for money, like you do with most Grain whiskies.

A lot of people look down on Grain Whisky as a poor relation to Single Malt but drams like this are just as tasty, just as complex and just as enjoyable to drink.

Sold out at Master of Malt but worth keeping an eye out for more like this

Thanks to The Whisky Wire for including me in this tweet tasting.

Tasting Notes & Details


Got to love a good old creamy single grain and this is exactly that, waxy vanilla pod outers, toasted cereal notes, desiccated coconut and dried banana notes


Oh wow, powdered sugar, apple strudle without the apples, light fudgey notes but its still got that cereal wholemeal toast like note, very tasty


Buttery, bread, sugar

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Dumbarton 1986 32 Year Old (Claxtons)
Age: 1986 Vintage
ABV: 57.10
Distiller: Dumbarton
Bottler: Claxtons
Type: Single Cask Single Grain
From: Scotland, Lowland
Posted: 03/02/2019 by Tom

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