- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- A De Luxe Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- 70 (proof)
- 757 ml
- White Distillery picture and Red "From the House of Bell's", 26 ²/³ Fl. Ozs.
- Added on
- 02 Feb 2013 4:42 pm
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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
- Dufftown can be hit and miss and this one will not set your world on fire to be honest.
MOTR at best
Smells young & malty and a little rough on apple and a little pineapple
A few biscuit notes are followed by faint hints of orange.
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
Short but decent enough.
- 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