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A tribute to Littlemill’s innovative nature, in the 60’s the distillery owner experimented with lomond stills, water-jacket coolers and… peated expressions. Yes Littlemill did peat before it was cool! Dumbuck a heavily peated version and Dunglass, a lightly peated variant were in production for nearly a decade until 1972. Needless to say, Dunglass is as rare a whisky as they come, much sought after by collectors, less so by the connoisseurs. Apart from the official 5 yo expression, there have been very few independent releases and well they score lower on average than their much loved unpeated equivalents.
Description: distillation and bottling date unknown, matured for 5years, presumably bottled by Littlemill under own management.
Nose: fresh and grassy, a slightly sour aroma of barley, grain dust, and soft vanilla,. A whiff of apricots provides a fruity touch.
Mouth: definitely a light body, but the palate is really hard to pinpoint: slightly sour barley, caramel, peach, with a fair amount of alcohol?
Finish: wow, that’s just liquid pepper!
Verdict: light and simple but yet unfathomable, palate while not too potent doesn’t resemble anything familiar. If you get the chance have a sip, but I wouldn’t spend too much money on it.