Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Stated Age
14 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Nov 2012 11:03 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 39.95

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Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 1997 vW

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The vanilla of the nose is great. The taste does not convince me the Dufftown. The finish is personally one-dimensional to me.
    • Nose
      The extremely vanilla nose whets the appetite for more. Suddenly, the nose becomes sprittig, but exudes a very pleasant fruity note. Sweetness plays with the fruitiness of the nose.
    • Taste
      Bitter and spicy woody aromas turn into a slightly sweet fruit. Again some vanilla. Bitter and slightly smoky tobacco spreads throughout the mouth. Lemons and grapefruit follow the tobacco.
    • Finish
      Again these bitter and spicy wood flavors paired with tobacco. The finish is pretty one-dimensional and long.

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanille, apples, pear, oaky tones, and in the end little bit creamy nuts and ahornsyrup. Complex.
    • Taste
      Fruity tones, citrus, creamy again, some hint of tobacco, and choco tones.
    • Finish
      Middlelong, dry with coffee and tobacco tones. Fruity again.

  4. bennythemonster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Dufftown 1997 - 2012, 14 years, 46% alc. Cask 19486 van Wees
    Bottler: van Wees
    Expansion: "hogshead" No 19486
    Region: Speyside, Scotland

    Special feature: Limited to 377 bottles

    Nose: Immediately makes a deep and complex impression. First, neat vanilla, then ripe apples and sweet pears, light grapes and a little peach. Then dry and spicy wood flavors that make the whisky seem older. Behind it come almonds, maple syrup and liquorice.

    Palate: First spicy with a cinnamon note, followed by the fruits of the nose. In addition there are creamy citrus fruits and some tobacco. The conclusion is a taste of milk chocolate.

    Finish: Medium long, the oak lingers longer. Dry oak aroma, espresso and tobacco, as well as ripe fruits.

    Conclusion: The fruits drive a clear line, a harmonious yet complex single malt .

    85/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 40 €)
    Thanks to Theresia Tammer (The Whisky House) for providing the photo as well as for the sample .

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