Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Whisky Co. has announced its second single grain Scotch whisky: Muckety-Muck 25 Year Old.
This new expression comes from the Port Dundas Distillery, and follows the release in 2020 of Muckety-Muck 24 Year Old.
Set beside the canal on a hill overlooking the city of Glasgow, Port Dundas was a local landmark established in 1810. Although Port Dundas closed its doors in 2010, there are select remaining stocks. The Orphan Barrel brand searches for these kind of rare barrels to release in limited amounts.
Port Dundas was also home to a piggery with hundreds of pigs, the company says. “One prized pig in particular, Muckety-Muck, won over passersby with his decorated wall of medals in the breeding shed, inspiring the name of this limited edition release.”
Six variations of the bottle label are available, with Muckety-Muck dressed in a Scottish tartan sash in either red, green, blue, gray, orange or yellow. The idea is to increase the collectability of the bottle.
Muckety-Muck 25 Year Old starts with an aroma of caramel and notes of baked sugar backed by the taste of crisp fruit and light toasted oak, the company reports. The fruit-forward flavor includes hints of butterscotch vanilla which carry through to the finish.
This limited-edition bottle is available at spirits retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $249.99 per 750-ml. bottle.