Whisky 1961 Dumbarton Signatory
Pure Grain Scotch Whisky, Bottled February 1990, Cask No. 10277-10280, Bottle No. 824 of 1300, Luxury Presentation Box
Provenance: Private purchase
|Age||29 year old|
|Fill level||High shoulder|
|Packaging||Original Luxury Presentation Box|
By the time Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World, religious orders in Scotland and Ireland had established a blooming whisky industry. In Scotland in 1494 Friar John Cor received a shipment of malt, “wherewith to make aqua vitae.” While the monks used distillation to produce beverages for religious rites, Cor’s delivery was large enough to produce some 1,500 bottles, indicating that whisky distillation had already transcended the spiritual world and entered the secular.