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Overall rating
88.64/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB17263
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
09.01.1984
Bottled
12.04.2010
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
79
Number of bottles
311
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Jul 2010 11:25 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.50

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27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 1984 SV

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.64 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Orange, almond, malt, apple, honey and caramel. With water a little tobacco.
    • Taste
      Orange, tea, smoke, leather, honey and hazelnut. With water a little cocoa.
    • Finish
      Orange, malt, smoke, caramel, honey, hazelnut, almond and tobacco.

  2. RL_whisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Lovely Dufftown with a nicely balanced influence of the sherry cask.
    • Nose
      The nose needs a bit of time to open up. It all begins rather simple on apples and pears, but after a few moments offers a whole lot more. Coffee, jam of mirabelles and cherries, hint of milk chocolate. Then some roasted and sugared almonds and some cold tea. Hint of wet wood. Nicely balanced.
    • Taste
      The arrival is very powerful and piquant, but softens up fairly quickly to offer mirabelles and cherries, but also citrus fruit. A bit zesty. The nuts are still there, but in the background. A small bitterness as if from cold tea, just like on the nose.
    • Finish
      The finish is spicy and warm, fairly long on cherries and oranges with a hint of chocolate.

  4. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    went two points up aftre a second approach
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    n: a big load of maturity and complexity! it is very fruity on apples and pears,
        roasted nuts, marzipan, cafe au lait, milk chocolate. the oak is not overdoing.
        nice woody spices. herbal tea.
    t: a little sharp at first when you taste it neat. more on the spicy side with chocolate
       and coffee.
       with water: creamy mouth feel, rather dry, even bitter, green tea, roasted nuts,
       getting a little cardboardy,
    f: long, dry
    comments: the nose was wonderful but the palate and the finish did not really
                       satisfy me. perhaps I have to give it a second chance!
    85/100

    just gave it a second try and I must say that this time it was not as bitter as last time. still it is rather dry, still a little too dry for my taste. but I go 2 points up. so 87/100

  6. BXpress scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    Second fill i'd say. and a damn good one.
    • Nose
      Big on apples and nothing else at first. After a time you get a strong smell of dried out coffee in a cup. Then it goes on with plum marmalade, cherries and chocolate. Roasted almonds too. With water: slightly winey and the apples are back.
    • Taste
      Dried plums, sweet red wine, cherries, stale black tea. Very pronounced yes, but never overpowering. This is just the perfect amount of Sherry influence. Slightly nutty, but very far away. Again a little bit of chocolate. Very good.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Cherries yet again. Chocolate in the aftertaste.

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER

    The nose is much sweeter now and still there are various fruity notes. The palate now has definite Turkish Delight with an ever so slight nuttiness?

    I have not had much Dufftown, my perception of Dufftown was that it made mundane whisky with not much to get excited about.
    I decided to take a punt, the bottle has been open for 3 weeks.
    I have to say It was a real suprise and it is really good. I would not say it was a fruit bomb but it has a fruity side and I like the Turkish delight notes.
    Looking at it it appears to have a faint pink hue but I would not swear to it.

    In summary this is a really good bottle and it may suprise quite a few people.
    • Nose
      Rich plum, cider apples, figs, slightly perfumed, slight orange, Turkish Delight with a slight tobacco note. A really good nose.
    • Taste
       Full bodied on tropical fruits, caramel, oranginess but a slight bitterness although it does not detract from the fruity profile.
    • Finish
       Long, warming still with quite sweet fruity notes.

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. BlazinDirty scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    It tastes much more fruity and lighter than the Dufftown 1984 from barrel 82
    • Nose
      Wood, dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, cherries, spices, nutmeg, sweetness, after some time the malt becomes flowery, meadow, bright fruits
    • Taste
      Sweet. Vanilla, fruits, honey, flowers, very complex, followed by spices from the oak
    • Finish
      Vanilla, long, complex and slightly spicy, malty

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