Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotia Royale (SR)
Stated Age
34 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
55.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Feb 2013 4:05 am
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 251.73

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Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 1978 SR

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.80 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur


    Serge: ‘I think it’s Glen Catrine (Loch Lomond) behind this newish independent bottle’. Bottled for the Japanese market.


    N: An odd one but not unlikeable, far from it – and one that reads well: Rich, floral deep-fusty dunnage vibe. Alongside, theres a sweet jammy [sponge] pong, fruity mature-cream, fusty nuts [chestnuts>walnuts=Brazils], a touch of painters brush,…
    T:  A strong one initially with an agreeable chew before,…things turn ‘funny’,… . There are off-sweet notes, some white-spirit/methylated cooking spirit, Brasso,.. Nitromors – if youve ever used this stuff, youll feel like youve ingested it just from the fumes alone. Some sips go down a briney/washing-up liquid plughole whilst others head towards a briney/putty-malt direction with a touch of oily=sooty>turpentine phenols. Dont add too much water, though heck it needs it.
    F: Dry chewing gum, off-caramel, clotted cream on the turn, a touch of curdled Baileys, some pond-water pong,… Whilst the finish doesnt read as well as the nose, things are looking up with attempts to return to its malty core, albeit with a briney/washing-up mouthfeel and a sooty-barley note at the death.
    C: A likeable low achiever.Scores a D-

  2. newman346 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Dufftown 1978 34yo Scotia Royale 700 ml 55.8% Sherry Cask Bottle No.077 / 172 Whisky This is Scotia Royale 's Dufftown 1978 who is unfamiliar with the luxury of the bottle! It is as if the name of a bottler like Showa 's Blended Whisky, the atmosphere is also a dignity Aria. Color: As expected it is not persistent for years of maturity, this is light brown. No no, Brown may be rude if it is a vulgar expression. Nose: An unexpected metality.White faint pears.Firmly and lightly fruit feeling like a thinned apple appeared Attack: Graceful silky & honey. Juwatu pine. Body: This is a lightweight body that does not become Munmun system even if it is long in the true mountain of Dufftown.Taste: Faint coal tar.Loose Mont Blanc.Madeleine without stickiness. A steady adult tea time with a drop of milk on straight tea. Excellent drinking feeling Excellent drinking.Nuance of bambooechen's pampered sugar.It's refreshing summer color fruity like Matsuyama oranges that can be played on gin tonic.I want to drink a cocktail's white lady unintentionally I will. Finish: A cheesecake with a lemony like lemon. Juwatu come oily. The salty feel of abalone and the feeling of lemon tea after meal disappears with an exaggerated duet! It was again a valuable cup that I could taste the power of Dufftown with works of over 30yo. https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyharsfieky5x


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