Orphan Barrel Distilling Co. Debuts Muckety-Muck 24 Year Old, A Single Grain Scotch Whisky From Ghost Distillery Port Dundas
Orphan Barrel Whisky Co. has introduced Muckety-Muck 24 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky from the Port Dundas Distillery. Muckety-Muck is the latest addition to the Diageo-owned brand’s hand-bottled collection of nearly forgotten Whiskies and the first Single Grain Scotch Whisky to be featured.
While the storied Port Dundas distillery closed its doors a decade ago, the distillery was once a prominent local landmark overlooking the city of Glasgow. Established in 1810, Port Dundas quickly became one of Scotland’s most respected distilleries with its sweet, smooth and decadent Single Grain Scotch Whisky.
Port Dundas was also home to a piggery during the distillery’s most successful years. Legend has it that hundreds of pigs fed on distillery draff, and the prized pig Muckety-Muck won over passersby with his decorated wall of medals in the breeding shed. Muckety-Muck 24 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky from the Port Dundas Distillery is a tribute to this whimsical pig and Port Dundas’ prosperous period as Scotland’s largest distillery.
Six variations of the bottle label are available, each featuring Muckety-Muck boasting a Scottish tartan sash in either red, green, blue, gray, yellow or orange. This limited edition Whisky and caricature are a tribute to traditional Scottish culture and Port Dundas’ spirit animal: the pig.
Muckety-Muck 24 Year Old offers crisp fruit and light toasted oak flavors with a butterscotch vanilla finish. Following the release of Orphan Barrel Forager’s Keep Single Malt Scotch Whisky last year, Muckety-Muck is the second Scotch Whisky and latest iteration from Orphan Barrel Whisky Co. The limited edition bottle is available in limited quantities at select spirits retailers nationwide, including Drizly, for the price of $225 per 750ml bottle.
Set beside the Forth and Clyde Canal on a hill overlooking the vibrant city of Glasgow, Port Dundas is known for its core expressions: Port Dundas 12 Year Old and Port Dundas 18 Year Old, which are still available.