It feels like a lifetime ago, but it’s actually just under 5 months since I last had the privilege of tasting Peg Whiskies Inaugural Limited Edition Bottling. That was delicious and is more like the type of whisky I would typically go for, a young cask strength, Speyside, single malt. I was absolutely thrilled when Peg Whisky were kind enough to send me some samples of their other bottlings, along with a mysterious dram labelled ‘PWPD002’ – to say I was curious is an understatement!
My Tasting Notes
Nose: Slightly floral arrival, lovely wave of spirit and mild dunnage notes from the start.
Palate: Warm waves of smoke, followed by a lovely sweetness and slight pepperiness on the back palate.
Finish: Smoky and spicy with a very gentle but lingering smoke. Hard to believe that this spirit hasn’t had any peaty interactions.
Mystery Dram, reveal yourself
Distillery: Port Dundas
Age: 11 years
Distilled: November 16th 2009
Bottled: November 18th 2020
Cask Type: Hogshead
Bottles released: 274
Bottle size: 70cl
This little beauty is Peg Whisky’s second official single cask Limited Edition release. It’s an 11 year old Single Grain Whisky, distilled at the Port Dundas distillery which was in the Lowland region before it closed back in 2010. Those who know me will know that I’m not normally one to favour grain, I’m much more of a malt drinker. This dram really got me hooked, I was very sensible with my sample and managed to drink it over 3 occasions. Each time I drank it, I enjoyed it more. I knew that this was one I had to have on my shelf (even if it won’t sit there for long).
Port Dundas distillery was established over 200 years ago and produced over 39 million litres of spirit each year until it was sadly demolished in 2011. This release is extremely rare and limited with only 274 bottles available worldwide, bottled at cask strength, non-chill filtered and natural colour, this is a must have for both grain and malt fans alike. I personally think you will not be disappointed with this dram.