Single Note: Port Dundas 11 Year Old Whisky
Key Facts About This Single Grain Scotch
Bottler: Single Note
Founder: Rick Van Diepen
Distillery: Port Dundas
Age: 11 Years Old
Region: Lowland, Scotland
Cask Type: Aged in an ex-bourbon cask, finished in a first fill PX quarter cask
Cask Ref: 756132A
Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 60.4% ABV
Limited Edition: 192 bottles
Bottle Size: 500ml
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Whisky Tasting Notes
Rick's tasting notes
Nose: Buttery with a hint of popcorn, with sweet and refreshing notes of pear, parsnip, peaches and fragrant lavender.
Palate: Green apples at first, with an earthy hint of smoke and walnuts, a wonderful layer of blueberries before the finish sets in.
Finish: Lively and crisp. A sweet wave of apples, pears and oranges, with a youthful edge of lemon and cream. This medium to long finish slowly fades into earthy notes with lavender, cinnamon and orange zest.
Ed's tasting notes
Colour: Natural colour, deep bronze, almost like loose-leaf tea. It leaves a pronounced tide mark in my glass, dotted with lots of little tears. They develop slowly, as they sink down the side of my glass. It looks oily and viscous.
Nose: Freshly ground coffee next to soft muscovado sugar. A leather tobacco pouch. Buttery oat and treacle flapjack, washed down with real ale. Star anise, cinnamon, pepper. There is a touch of heat, but it isn't overpowering. Considering the ABV is over 60, the alcohol seems well integrated.
Palate: Medium to full mouthfeel, velvety. Plums and blackberries macerated in soft brown sugar. Pears soaked in red wine spiced with cloves and star anise. A nutty back note. The alcohol adds body and viscosity, and again is well integrated.
Finish: Long finish. Coffee, with orange and almond chocolate on the side. Cinnamon and a little chilli warmth.
About Single Note
Scotch whisky and jazz music are Rick van Diepen's passions. Rick has been a whisky enthusiast since the 2005, when he did an exchange program in Edinburgh. He joined the University's whisky society and visited distilleries across Scotland. So he decided to follow his dreams and launch his own Independent Bottler: Single Note Whisky.
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