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DUNADD BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Nestled in the valleys of Argyll Scotland stood the hill fort of Dunadd. Pictish stone carving and the footprint of Dalriadic Kings, all deliver evidence of its historic beginning; it was here that the Scottish nation was born. Dunadd Blended Scotch whisky is as Scottish as its namesake. Created from a blend of the finest matured Scotch whiskies of the highlands and low lands of Scotland, Dunadd has unsurpassed smoothness and character uniquely its own, a whisky to be savoured and enjoyed.
History of Dunadd Brand
Dunadd, named after the historic birthplace of Scottish nation, is one of the most famous historic and most significant archaeological sites in Scotland and one of the most important early medieval sites in Britain. By tradition Dunadd was the capital of the early Scottish kingdom of Dalriada, founded by king Fergus Mor in about AD 500, and the probable site where the kings were inaugurated. Pictish stone carving, mysterious messages in early Gaelic script and the footprints of Dalriadic Kings, all deliver visible evidence of its historic
beginnings; it was here that Scottish Nation was born.
It is a complex fortification, defended by four lines of walling on different levels. These structures appear to have been built about AD 500 and 900. Objects found in excavations show that the site was particularly important around AD 500. It was a centre for fine metal working. The main approach is up rocky defile to the lowest terrace which has a well defined wall. Near the north end is a solidly built wall. Above this level the walls are more ruinous.
The most remarkable feature is a series of carvings on a rock slab near the summit. There is the figure of a boar, the outline of a foot print, a rock cut, basin and several lines of ogam inscriptions in an unknown language. The basin and foot print may have been used in the inauguration of the kings of Dalriada.”
Dunadd Superior Blended Scotch whisky
Nose: Sweetly spiced carrying a buttery and toffee'd character.
Palate: Soft and mellow – carrying a butterscotch quality.
Finish: Medium long – still sweet – running to caramelised lemon zest.
Dunadd 12 years old Blended Scotch whisky
Nose: Sweet caramels and a dried fruit spiced quality.
Palate: Round and softly spiced now carrying a hint of sweet tobacco.
Finish: Long with an orange rind and dark chocolate style.
Benjamin Agboli - MA. PgDip. MSc. Grad (MIEx)