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Overall rating
87.79/100
votes
27
Whiskybase ID
WB32288
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Vintage
10.1981
Bottled
01.2002
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
DL 533
Number of bottles
672
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Apr 2012 1:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 576.90

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27 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 1981 DL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.79 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Intense sherry whisky, which can split with its light sulfur notes, but which are very well integrated in my opinion.
    • Nose
      Super voluminous, dark butter, a whole Snicker dissolved, camphor, hazelnuts and peanuts, freshly polished leather, dates, shoe polish, fennel, cep, dark toffee and some Earl Gray
    • Taste
      Dark butter, rum raisins, cherries, plums, incense sticks, some matches, dark honey, tree resin, very dry, autumn leaves, camphor, nutmeg, black pepper, oak, light chilli notes, soy sauce
    • Finish
      Light sulfur, mushrooms, walnut and tree resin, milk chocolate, long

  2. retlaw did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Dufftown 20 yo 1981/2002 (50%, DL Old Malt Cask, sherry)
    Colour: dark amber, a little brownish. Nose: big, bold sherry and some strong notes of Guiness beer. Quite smoky and rubbery, and perhaps some sulphur from the cask. Lots of coffee and toffee, with plenty of fresh mint and smoked tea. Some very interesting meaty notes (smoked ham, sausages). Lots of ashes developing after a while. What a nice nose, quite complex! Mouth: wow, what a nice attack! Lots of sherry but not of the ‘lumpish’ kind, rough but complex. Heavy dried orange, green pepper, and lots of ‘winey’ notes, again of the best kind. Some milk chocolate and some caramel… It gets a little sour and woody, but within reasonable limits. Sure it’s a sherry infusion – more a fortified sherry than a sherried whisky, but it’s a very good one. Besides, the finish is very long, on Rivesaltes wine, or Maury. Excellent! 88 points.

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