Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Directors' Cut
Stated Age
30 years old
Sherry Butt
DL 8232
Number of bottles
51.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 May 2012 9:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 452.49

9 × in wishlist

67 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 1982 DL

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.71 points

  1. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Unpleasant notes of wood in the foreground accompany the taste from beginning to end. Available for around 250 euros - far too expensive for a 30-year-old Dufftown from the 80s.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      74 74

  2. Macintosh scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      lots of tannin. Not unpleasant. Leather, rich red forest fruits, raisins,
    • Taste
      91 91
      full of rich wood tones. BIttersweet chocolate, pepper, cinnamon, raisins.
    • Finish
      91 91
      soft. Pleasantly long, cinnamon, spicy, chocolate

  3. Kensay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    good sherry nose, but the taste is dominated by notes of wood, aftertaste is also a tree and sour green apple. From 30 years expected more

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Color: Mahogany Smell: Dark soaked fruit in abundance, subtly spiced summer fruit, cedar wood and a little sherry from the barrel Taste: Light oak, warm spices, liquorice notes and plenty of tannin Finish: Subtle, spicy, notes of honey hiding behind soft oak

  6. p4blo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Awesome dram, excellent cask selection. Not super complex, but a perfect sherry bomb. Nothing beast the time spent in the cask.
    • Nose
      Grand, distinguished nose with fine cherry liquer, toffee, cognac-infused prunes, truffles, orange zest and a pinch of spices.
    • Taste
      Mocca, espresso, dark chocolate balanced out by dark fruit sweetness. Alcohol is perfectly integrated.
    • Finish
      The sweetness from the nose reemerges, truffles, cherries, oranges and grapefruits. Very long and nice.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Titi94 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Dark and spiced. Prunes, dates, figs, potpourri, butterscotch, sherried peels, rhubarb.Palate: Spiced and deep, with sherry, aniseed, liquorice, honey, toffee apples, rhubarb crumble. Charred oak.Finish: Sweet, manuka honey, nutmeg.

  9. cuhp scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Official tasting notes:

    Nose: Dark macerated fruit abounds + distinctly spiced summer fruits + cedar wood & its sherry cask history influence

    Palate: It is lightly oaked - being also overtly/warmly spiced ...... carrying liquorice tones & a big/full tannic "hit"

    Finish: This is now more subtle - being rather spicy - and showing wafts of sweet honey beyond the soft oaky tones 


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