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Overall rating
86.50/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB184996
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Cask Collection
Vintage
10.08.2009
Bottled
12.04.2021
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead / Cask Islay Sherry Edition
Casknumber
700824 / 353119
Number of bottles
335
Strength
52.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Jun 2021 9:46 pm by marcusjang
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 61.44

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Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 2009 DR

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.50 points

  1. marcusjang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    If I'm understanding this correctly, this malt was finished for 18 months in oloroso seasoned ex-Rioja wine barriques that also previously held a peated Islay malt. Quite mouthful of a combination.

    The resulting malt is wonderfully weird, unique and confusing. It has a minimal wine influences, and the sherry finish feels like more of a refill sherry. It surely is a Dufftown, with floral and grassy undertones, but the Islay malt (I'm guessing a young Laph, I mean, Williamson) gives it tons of coastal and smoky notes.

    I'd argue it's essentially a blended malt. Perhaps disjointed, but the uniqueness alone grants it a couple of bonus points for me.
    • Nose
      Seaweed, cola, stonefruits, lime, bonfire ash on beach, grilled berries
    • Taste
      Seaweed, strawberries, lime juice, some stonefruits, slightly metallic, milk-like texture
    • Finish
      Vegetal peat, faintly winey, some chocolate, residual smoke, average long, slightly hoppy

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