Port Dundas 2009

With the majority of grain whisky going into blends at a young age, casks of grain whisky with a few years behind them are a rare occurrence. Distilled in October 2009 at the now-closed Port Dundas distillery, this whisky has enjoyed a little over a decade of maturation and could easily be kept for a couple of decades more. The cask will yield approximately 312 bottles at cask strength 61.7% ABV.

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Cask Details

DistilleryPort Dundas
Age10 years
Distillation DateOctober 13, 2009
Cask TypeGrain, Refill Hogshead
Re-gauge ABV61.70%
Re-gauge Litre of Alcohol (RLA)135 litres
New Bulk Litres218.80 litres
Re-gauge DateNovember 27, 2019
Cask Number800198

Tasting Notes

“Sweet and bold, very drinkable now, but will probably continue to age well in the cask.”

Gavin D. Smith, Author & Renowned Whisky Journalist

“Great substitute for my morning grapefruit juice. Big, round, tropical and sour! This needs some time to be really great.”


“A quick peak of sweetness, and then a long and buttery finish. There’s a lot to unpack here – this whisky’s a complex one.”


“Freshly painted wooden door. Cheese and onion and sour cream crisps. This is weird, but so compelling!”


“I’m sitting in a heavily polished wooden library, and someone’s scattered chilli flakes on my vanilla slice.”


About The Distillery

Port Dundas was a magnificent sight in central Glasgow – the largest combined single malt and single grain distillery in Scotland during the golden years of blended whisky. It owed its status to being constantly innovative. One of the first places to install the emerging Coffey Still technology before the blending boom made all lowlanders get them, and a pioneering user of corn and rye before they were cool, Port Dundas literally went against the grain.

Though their single grain whisky was designed to hold flagship blends together, it’s a fantastic spirit in its own right – and when single grain whisky becomes the new obsession of the whisky community, don’t be surprised to see Port Dundas there; a smug ‘I told you so’ on its face.

If you travel to Glasgow today on a pilgrimage to the old Port Dundas distillery, though, you’ll be sadly out of luck. Not only did the distillery go silent in 2011, but the site has been completely cleared as well. Cameron Bridge took over Dundas’ responsibilities. Luckily, in its enduring way, the whisky has remained. Casks of Port Dundas single grain whisky are still out there, the scattered relics of a lost holy site.

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Auction Details

  • Bidding will end on February 9th at 5:00pm GMT subject to continuation defined below.
  • If any bid is received within the last 5 minutes of bidding across any of the current auction listings, the entire auction will be extended for an additional 5 minutes. The auction will officially close when a period of 5 minutes has passed without a new bid.
  • All bids represent a legally binding contract to purchase the designated item.
  • The highest bidder at conclusion of the auction will immediately be charged a £500 deposit by credit card; the remaining balance will be due within 72 hours of auction close by bank wire transfer.
  • Failure to send proof of payment within 72 hours will result in a penalty of 1% of the hammer price for each day the payment is delinquent.
  • Upon verification that all funds due have been received, ownership of the cask will be transferred to the buyer and the buyer will be sent a title certificate. As per Scottish regulations, the cask must remain in a government bonded warehouse until bottling.
  • No samples will be provided during the auction.
  • If two bidders place a bid in the same amount, the first bid placed will be the winner.
  • Storage will be included for a period of 2 years from the conclusion of the auction. All other costs related to storage, removal from storage, insurance, transportation, bottling and duties/taxes will be the sole responsibility of the buyer.
  • A reserve price has been set for the auction. If the reserve price is not reached then the seller, in their sole discretion, can choose whether to accept the high bid or may offer a counter offer. All bids placed by buyers are binding, even when the reserve price has not been met, until the seller declines the highest bid.
  • A 10% buyers premium will be added to the highest prevailing bid. No buyers premium will be due if the reserve price is not met and the seller choses not to accept the high bid.