The distillery bearing the name Port Dundas closed its doors permanently in 2010, leading to the loss of roughly 900 jobs in neighboring Glasgow. Stocks remain available of the Single Grain liquid made there, and while some independent bottlings have been issued, this new range from Diageo marks the first official expression of Port Dundas as a standalone label. Available in 12 and 18 year age statements, Port Dundas is described as light and sweet, an accessible grain Whisky with bakery and biscuit flavors.
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Located one mile north of Glasgow's city center, historic Port Dundas Distillery was once the largest in Scotland, producing up to 39 million liters of spirit annually.
The distillery was part of a larger industrial complex at the terminus of the Forth and Clyde Canal, which housed everything from chemical works to foundries.
The site originally played host to two distilleries, the first founded by Daniel Macfarlane in 1811, and the second by Brown, Gourlie and Co., in 1813. The distilleries merged in the 1860s, and were destroyed by fires in 1903 and 1916.
Production halted during WWII, then resumed after a thorough modernization of the facilities. The grain Whisky produced here, up to its final closure in 2010, has been used in numerous blended Whiskies, including Johnnie Walker, J&B and Haig, among others.
CountryUnited Kingdom, Scotland
AddressPort Dundas Distillery 74-80 North Canal Bank Street Glasgow G4 9XL United Kingdom