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Dufftown 08-year-old

Overall rating
84.55/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB39679
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
A De Luxe Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
70 (proof)
Size
757 ml
Label
White Distillery picture and Red "From the House of Bell's", 26 ²/³ Fl. Ozs.
Added on
02 Feb 2013 4:42 pm

Average value

€ 388.04

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Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 08-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.55 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      70 70

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Dufftown can be hit and miss and this one will not set your world on fire to be honest.

    MOTR at best
    • Nose
      Smells young & malty and a little rough on apple and a little pineapple

      A few biscuit notes are followed by faint hints of orange.
    • Taste
      Its actually quite sweet but the palate is thin and almost like a run of the mill 70's blend.

      Sweet , very sweet with some white wine notes, vanilla a little apple and the faintest hint of lemon
    • Finish
      Short but decent enough.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This is an old 70’s bottling with a white distillery label. There’s an 8yo expression from the same era although this is the NAS version with the same label LINK- but i fancy there’ll be some similarly older juice in here as in the 8yo.
    N: Chocolate and roughly sawn wood initially with a sweet freshness and some ‘poke’ overall. It’s a little dusty on opening but soon becomes more polished, those staves giving/given a good first coat of varnish. The expected [ripe enough] stewed fruits are there alongside a little stewed tomato and crystallised ginger with the chocolate[>caramel] oak remaining stalwart. A malty-biscuit side develops later on. There's some dark murkiness in there too, much of it desirable in that 1970’s kind of way.
    T: Pokey & peppery arrival & development with a clearly defined OBE taste. Its a zingy one, the flavour profile lost to the pep unless you let it settle, and then some. There’s a fleeting show of malty>grassy=biscuit<herbal=freshness with a [desirable] waxy<greasy=mechanics oil mouthfeel. It seems reluctant to move on, somewhat grouchy?
    F: Despite it’s rough and wayward nature, it gradually manages a more orderly finish with a fair amount of complexity similar in profile to that of the mouthfeel earlier on. It settles with a fresh, metallic<maltiness and a fair amount of caramel.
    C: Not as favourable as an 8yo WB i tried last year but it's a good marker with some decent complexity nevertheless. Let’s move up the years WB.

    Scores a Near miss

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