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Dumbarton 1961-1990 - 29 Year Old - Signatory Vintage - Casks 10277-10280

LOT ID: 1023-379

End Date : Jan 03 2024 08:11 PM

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Dumbarton 1961 - 1990. 29 Year Old. Bottled by Signatory Vintage. Cask numbers 10277-10280. One of 1,300 bottles. 75cl. 46%. In presentation box.

It’s testament to the vision of Signatory’s founder Andrew Symington that Signatory Vintage were releasing long-aged grain whiskies over a decade before it was fashionable to do so. This 1961 vintage 29-year-old single grain whisky is from the now defunct Dumbarton distillery and was bottled in February 1990 from a batch of sister casks that yielded 1300 bottles at 46%.




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Distillery:  Dumbarton

Distillery Status:  Closed

Bottler: Signatory Vintage

Region: Lowland

Distilled Year: 1961

Bottling Year: 1990

Age: 29

Bottles Produced: 1,300

Limited Edition: yes

Cask Number: 10277-10280

Category: Grain

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 75cl / 750ml

ABV: 46%

Signatory Vintage Whisky Company was founded by Andrew Symington in 1988 after a spell as assistant manager at the Prestonfield House Hotel, where he had the opportunity to buy a cask of Glenlivet 1968. A robust and canny businessman, Symington had soon acquired some outstanding parcels of casks from great distilleries, and quickly established a reputation among single malt fans for good value, high quality single casks, the majority of which were released at full strength.

Throughout the 1990s and beyond, Signatory released outstanding whisky from Ardbeg, Glenfarclas, Springbank and many more, with frequently remarkable examples of lost or obscure distilleries. Soon established as one of the leading new wave independent bottlers, Symington was also an early exponent of bottling whiskies without colouring or chill filtration, a policy that has also served Signatory well at their Edradour distillery, which was purchased in 2002.


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Last Bids £205.00 3rd January 2024 19:57