50-Year-Old Blended Grain Whisky Emerges From Angus Dundee - The Whiskey Wash

50-Year-Old Blended Grain Whisky Emerges From Angus Dundee

By Nino Marchetti / July 26, 2017

Angus Dundee Distillers is not exactly a household name among Scotch whisky drinkers, though you are more likely to know them by the whisky distilleries they own – Tomintoul in Speyside and Glencadam in the Highlands. It is known for once in awhile putting out something under its own name though, and in this avenue has gone super old in debuting a 50-year-old whisky.

The new Angus Dundee 50 Year Old Blended Grain Scotch, according to those behind it, uses whiskies which were distilled in classic column stills. Grain types used in this blended whisky include wheat, un-malted cereals and malted barley, all of which were aged in American white oak for half a century.

Angus Dundee 50 Year Old

This release, bottled at 40.1% ABV, is being made available in a special bottle housed inside a velvet lined wooden box. It is limited to just 390 bottles, each pricing around £900, or about $1,200 USD. Plans call for it to be available in travel retail and select markets.

“I never thought mature grain whisky could exhibit such depth of flavour and quality,” said Duncan Baldwin, Brand Development Director at Angus Dundee, in a prepared statement. “This 50 year old blend is extraordinarily good.”

Limited official tasting notes suggest notes of sweet-toffee, vanilla, prunes, ice-cream cones and candied orange peel on the nose, followed by notes of sweet vanilla, toffee, prunes, plums, spicy tobacco, oak and mocha on the palate.