Who would have thought a scotch whisky would be named after a prized pig by the name of Muckety-Muck?
Today, Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Whisky Co. has announced its unearthing of Muckety-Muck 24 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky from the Port Dundas Distillery. This is the latest, yet the first, Single Grain Scotch Whisky to be added to Orphan Barrel’s hand-bottled collection of forgotten whiskies.
So how did the name come to be? Legend states that Port Dundas was once home to a piggery during the distillery’s most successful years. Hundreds of pigs fed on distillery remnants, one of which was a prized pig named Muckety-Muck, who won over visitors 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 fantastic pig and Port Dundas’ prosperous period as Scotland’s largest distillery.
In limited supply, this unique single grain scotch will come in six-bottle variations, featuring Muckety-Muck himself proudly boasting a Scottish tartan sash in red, green, blue, gray, yellow, or orange colorways. Muckety-Muck 24 Year Old is a Single Grain Scotch Whisky offering crisp fruit and light toasted oak flavors with a butterscotch vanilla finish. Following the success of Orphan Barrel Forager’s Keep Single Malt Scotch Whisky released in 2019, 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 with an SRP of $225 for 750ml.