Opening the May 2022 Watt Whisky outturn is a rather curious combination of a Dumbarton grain whisky produced a couple of years before the distillery closed, combined with an ex-Islay cask for a 9 month finishing period. You don’t see that every day. 222 bottles were produced at an ABV of 57.1%. Bottles are still available via The Whisky Exchange for £78.95.
Another of Scotlands’ sadly closed grain distilleries in the form of Dumbarton. For many year’s this was used in the Ballantine’s blend and never saw an original distillery bottling. Indies have got you covered though – there’s been over a dozen well-aged expressions bottled in the last 2 years. This Claxton’s bottling is no exception – 32 years in an ex-bourbon barrel and bottled at 57.1% ABV. Only 96 were produced at a cost of £144.99.