Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
The rumbling thunder of contentment
Stated Age
37 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
46.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Sep 2014 12:13 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 331.77

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Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 1976 SMWS 91.20

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2018]  Another one of these sadly overlooked distilleries Dufftown is capable of producing great malts, especially when matured for more than 20 years.  This baby slept in its cask for as long as 37 years so there is a good chance this dram is excellent.

    The colour is old gold and the texture shows fat tears with slow legs.  The nose offers an adorable complex profile of fruits, flowers, herbs, honeys, sugars and more in a fine spicy wooden setting.  All perfectly balanced and without any off-note.  This is a true fine nosing experience, I really like it!  The whisky arrives smooth and charming on the palate and immediately covers the whole of the mouth.  No distracting moments there, just a very slight peppery mouthfeel that is appreciated.  The taste is fruity sweet with lots of different flavours to detect, and it is nicely chewable.  No flaw there either, all is delicious.  The finish is long and more spicy with some minor bitter wooden notes that form a nice contrast to the rather sweet taste.  The wood is not too heavy (given the 37 years of maturation it is just about right), nevertheless it dries out a little at the very end.  Water release more aromas in the nose but more bitter flavours on the palate too, so I like the neat dram best.  

    A very fine example of an excellent Dufftown whisky that offers a great complexity and balance within a beautiful distillate-driven profile.  That is exactly why I am into single malt whisky!
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    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
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  2. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Burnished gold
    Flavour: Juicy, oak & vanilla

    The inviting nose offers blackcurrant jam, sherbet fountains, cloves, star anise, honey and crunchy bars.  A gentle distant smokiness caresses oloroso sweetness, beeswax and caramelised ginger before fragrant camphor gives way to honey, oranges and nougat.  Then, a mouth watering explosion of tropical fruits, luxurious leather, coconut and lemongrass.  With water, comforting warmth; coffee and chocolate truffles, dark fudge and orange oil.  Also mulled wine, after eights, fruitcake and caramelised pears.  The taste is huge and wonderfully balanced.  Spice is tempered by creamy, oaky vanilla, lemon and lime.  Twister ice lollies, chocolate limes, a sweet sherry character and peppermint aeros to finish.

    Drinking tip: For exceptional times, with friends or alone


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