Dufftown 1978 MBl

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
30 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 aug 2011 11:18 pm

Average value

€ 899.90

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9 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Dufftown 1978 MBl

2 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.14 points.

  1. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior


    Watch out! These vintages can be completely wrecked and foul in my experience. Forewarned is forearmed… Colour: dark gold. Nose: ah? No, not foul, quite the contrary. I find these thick tropical fruits again, mangos, papayas and guavas, plus a rather elegant woodiness, around cedar wood, humidor, tobacco… Also a little earth and humus, which is much to my liking. Mouth: it is a notch whackier than the 1982s, with maybe a few more touches of scented soap, but that integrates well into the rest, which consists in oranges and light honeys. Finish: of medium length, on gingerbread, orange zests and a little white pepper.  SGP:541 - 85 points

  2. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    About the price of 90 euros you really can not complain
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This barrel numbered 3221 was bottled in 2009.
    • Nose
      Sweet - sour (green apples & kiwi), some spices, wood notes in the background. Ripe and fine, with the typical Dufftown note, which does not outweigh here.
    • Taste
      Dry sherry blends with sweet and sour apples, malt, a bit of wood, a little spice and the Dufftown character into a beautiful whole. Lively, but at the same time ripe and full-bodied.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, sweet and sounds dry.

  4. Maltkanzlei scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A whisky from Diageo's bread and butter distillery. This special malt is from the Golden 70s. Burnt at a time when Helmut Schmidt Chancellor and Karol Wojtyla was not yet Pope. Very fruity, herbal-spicy and surprisingly strong in the nose. 46% ABV are after 30 years in the barrel nunmal not a bad value. Caramelized pears and walnuts are the dominant aromas and tastes. The sweetness has something of printen and marzipan. And then in the finish ... wet wood! Where does that come from so suddenly? The spicy barrel influence is spreading, not stuffy or unpleasantly bitter, but rather as if you were nibbling on a piece of wood. With a lot of imagination you could also find 'nut' again, but actually it is a woody aroma. Interestingly, I find this more exciting and memorable than repugnant.


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