- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Rare Malts Selection
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- Bourbon Casks
- 54.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 14 Oct 2007 9:31 pm
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51 × member ratings
152 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 1975
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.41 points
- Dufftown 1975 1997 Special Release WID: 498
Abv. 54.8%, Bourbon Casks, 21 years
Nose: well-integrated alcohol, but a very restrained nose, dry grasses, threshed grain, lilac, the nose becomes floral fruity after some time and a longer smell, a hint of lactic acid, peppermint
Taste: the palate attracts significantly, cane sugar, wax, an idea to OBV, very well integrated CS
Finish: here again a little fruitiness, short to medium long, without really something interesting to offer
Conclusion: Not a bad malt, but he unfortunately fell short of my expectations and only the palate could convince. The expectation of a 70s Speysider was possibly too high.
- Out of the 6 Rare Malts in the evening's tasting [Millburn 35yo 1969 (85 pts.), this one, Auchroisk 28yo 1974 (86), Linkwood 22yo 1972 (92), Dailuaine 22yo 1973 (89), Teaninich 27yo 1972 (88)], this was the weakest one for me, and got the last spot in the all tasters poll as well. 84 points seems about right. The kind of a whisky that's nice to have tasted, as the distillate character is on the point, but also the kind I would not buy from an auction for myself or as a gift.
Faintly greasy, with that dry oak familiar from many other RMs, some light apple notes and a bit of leafiness. Nail polish and old tobacco that's been sitting in a pouch for decades. Every now and then an odd waft of something cheesy. With water, some old pianos and grassiness.
Neither strong nor bold in body. Some fudgy sweetness, but it's all quite bland. Not bad, mind you, just not that impressive or memorable.
Drying, slightly bitter, and floral. Goes away quick.
- [August, 2005] Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 0958 that I bought for 67 Euro in June, 2005.
In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5. My notes state "the weakest Rare Malt I had so far".
- Medium bodied. A pre-dinner dram?
Heather honey. Fruity, sweet melody. Mineral oil. Malty.
Fudge, toffee and shortbread. Cane sugar, sweetish.
Ginger, peppery, and a hint of smokiness. Dryish.
- Strong and powerfull sweetness in the nose. Wonderfull sherry with nice nutty notes fill the palate surounded from dark chocolate. A very pleasant long finish. Rare malt as it`s best.