Orphan Barrel Whiskey Releases Limited-Edition Muckety-Muck 25-Year


January 18, 2022

Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Whisky Co. announced the second Single Grain Scotch Whisky release from the company: Muckety-Muck 25-Year-Old from the storied Port Dundas Distillery.

Set beside the canal on a hill overlooking the vibrant city of Glasgow, Port Dundas was a prominent local landmark established in 1810 and gifted the world two centuries of exceptional whisky.

Although Port Dundas closed its doors in 2010, there are rare, select remaining stocks that allow a glimpse into the glorious past of one of Scotland’s most historic distilleries. Now, Orphan Barrel searches for rare whiskies hidden away and nearly forgotten in the dark corners of distilleries and rickhouses like Port Dundas, bottling and releasing limited amounts of these spirits.

Port Dundas was also home to a piggery with hundreds of pigs. 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. Muckety-Muck 25-Year-Old Single Grain is a tribute to this whimsical pig and Port Dundas’ prosperous period as one of Scotland’s most respected distilleries.

The gentlemanly swine on the bottle label immortalize the fabled prize pig of Port Dundas. Six variations of the bottle label are available, with Muckety-Muck himself wearing a Scottish tartan sash in either red, green, blue, gray, orange or yellow. This limited-edition whisky and caricature are a tribute to traditional Scottish culture and Port Dundas’ beloved pigs.

The bottle is available in limited quantities at select spirits retailers nationwide with an SRP of $249.99 for 750ml. The Port Dundas Distillery is known for its core expressions: Port Dundas 12-Year-Old and Port Dundas 18-Year-Old.

Muckety-Muck 25-Year-Old, bottled at 45.5% ABV, can be purchased on Drizly.com or the Drizly app where shipping and delivery are available.