- Single Malt
- Dead Whisky Society (DWS)
- Stated Age
- 37 years old
- Number of bottles
- 53.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 21 Mar 2010 6:27 pm
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60 × member ratings
69 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Banff 1971 DWS
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.12 points
- Glorious whisky. I think my fav of the whiskies we tried which included Tobermory 1972; Ledaig 1972; Glengarioch 1968; Brora 20 RM; Springbank 69; Balblair 1966; Strathisla 1965.....quite a night
- whiskyfun found some words for this one:
- N: Only my third Banff! - this festival is quite something! I’m liking my fourth Banff and it's farminess - another common trait among most of these O&R malts, due to [i believe] the characteristic maltings done in-house. I also detect lemonade & lime popsicles, aniseed candy-string and blackberries amongst other delights. From refills i imagine?
T: Toasted & farmy sweet malt, toffee and warm ice cream. The smoked malt, again noteworthy as a common trait in most of the 'oldie' style malts
F: Bourbon, toasted classic.
C: A consummate rare beast, soon up for sale at a well-known whisky auction house [contact Harrison for a price]. It’s a treat to be enjoying [these old whiskies with their] subtle farmy notes, without having a bonfire/peat bomb attached.
Scores a B[+]
- Banff 37y 1971/2008, 53.3%, Dead Whisky Society, cask 633, 565 bts
The nose starts with difficulty, with notes of glue, varnish and thinner. Not what you would call a super nose right away. But then there is some sweet and matt wood. Vanilla ... and then it starts. Fruit, from a bit of fruit to more, from more to a lot. Gooseberries, pink grapefruit, kiwi and a lot of other species. After that I get polish, acacia honey and mustard. Then silver polish and wet stone follow ... man, this whisky is really evolving. And yes, he needs time, he just goes to great delicious. The taste does not go down, here too you have that wonderful evolution. Soft, creamy (butter) and very concentrated ('thick'), first on the glue - what in this Banff is a lot more pleasant than it sounds - and then on vanilla and citrus (orange peel, grapefruit), then kiwi, then wood and herbs. The mustard pops up again and is accompanied by some pepper. Coriander? Very long and complex aftertaste on (among others) citrus and herbs. Delicious old-school malt! Watch out, this is not an easy whisky, you have to make an effort to experience it in its full glory and give it time especially, otherwise it will pass you by. And that is really a shame. 93/100 http://onversneden.com/2010/08/23/dead-whisky-society/
- This Whisky was sold for 593 € at Whiskyauction in March 2015
- Banff 37yo 1971/2008 (53.3%, The Dead Whisky Society, Cask # 633, 565 Bts)
Nose: Very complex and elegant.
Attack on beautiful fruity notes, ripe and cooked fruit, apple, banana and grape.
Then evolve on spices mixed with a light smoke, on smoked black tea.
All these aromas are nicely melted and gives a very interesting profile.
Palate: On the palate the fruits are less present, it is more on notes of vanilla, coconut and spices.
After adding water the notes of pu er imperial are accentuated and the fruits a little more present.
A nice freshness in the mouth but a few years less cask would have been beneficial to the palate.
Too bad the mouth is not up to the nose.
Thank you Luc for the sample.