Dufftown 1995 HL

Overall rating
83.92/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB54517
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Vintage
08.1995
Bottled
03.2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refill Butt
Casknumber
HL 10378
Number of bottles
589
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 may 2014 9:07 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 101.67

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Whisky reviews for Dufftown 1995 HL

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.92 points.

  1. Segens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Continuation of the blind tasting 14th of 24 drams. The dram is very alcohol-heavy (62% I guess), maybe 12 years old and from the Speyside I guess. A positive one after the very disappointing the last days.Speyside YES, 18 years hmm and only 50% wow I would have guess much more but OK. At least my rating is in line with the average :-P
    • Nose
      a bit of Slivovitz so a lot of plums but also pears, banana and chocolate! The alcohol is not perfectly implemented and it is quite difficult to get the flavors throughout the dram. Nevertheless quite interesting!
    • Taste
      The excessive Slivovitz note is gone so plums are there but more decent now. Fruity sweetness, a bit of honey and very nice but difficult to describe for me.
    • Finish
      very nice not too complex and long but very harmonic and enjoyable. 

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  3. cloudyweedram scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Sunny grassland after rain. But littered with plastics.
    • Nose
      83 83
      The very first aroma is sesame oil, then green banana and cream soda ice cream. Then there're wet grasses, like after rain and the sun comes out and the water evaporates. Nice dry apricot and lasting scandal wood. Cream soda again. With time, milk chocolate appeared.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Quite dry in the mouth, a little nutty. Sweetened citrus fruit juice. A bit astingent.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Bitter and plastic-y after taste.

  4. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    He is delicious, beautiful, very tasty bourbon barrel. The consistency is awesome. Is he special or outstanding? No, just a good malt. No more, but definitely not less.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Hm, so, bourbon barrel ...
    Well, I suppose that the butt was a little more often refilled, which also explains the old age, so set he does not work. For 12 years I would have typed.
    • Nose
      First, barley, grass, pear punch. Life saturates the whole thing, caramel, salt and sweat. The alcohol is either not too strong or well integrated. Heat makes it a bit more aggressive, fermented fruit, silage, later cocoa and some honey.
    • Taste
      Very sweet on the go, honey and herbs, almost firm in consistency, fleshy. Begins to tingle a bit in the middle and also shows that he has seen some oak. Menthol and a handful of tannins.
    • Finish
      In the finish first bitter herbs, then it sounds relatively quickly with honey sweetness and a hint of chocolate, without even great to warm.

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