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Dufftown 1975

Overall rating
87.41/100
votes
51
Whiskybase ID
WB498
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1975
Bottled
09.1997
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281013336
Added on
14 Oct 2007 9:31 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 621.03

15 × in wishlist

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

  1. Teresa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    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.

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Drying, slightly bitter, and floral. Goes away quick.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [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".

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Medium bodied. A pre-dinner dram?
    • Nose
      Heather honey. Fruity, sweet melody. Mineral oil. Malty.
    • Taste
      Fudge, toffee and shortbread. Cane sugar, sweetish.
    • Finish
      Ginger, peppery, and a hint of smokiness. Dryish.

  6. zby0001 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Feusi scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.

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