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Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 1997 vW
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.64 points
- I didn't know much about Dufftown, but this is good stuff. The oak influence is surprisingly mature in here, I would have guessed this to be around 25 years old if I didn't know. And it really makes me wonder how The Singleton can release so many crappy whiskies if there are casks like these lying around in Dufftown. 87/88.
Honey, vanilla, lacquered wood, almond, apricot, apple, tobacco, pepper and a little wax. A few drops of water make me step into a snackbar, with the smell of frying fat all around. That may sound gross but I don't mean it that way at all. It's just a peculiar result of that waxiness in there.
Honey, vanilla, oak, orange, almond, peach, cigar boxes, tobacco, caramel, pepper and a little leather. Yet again, when adding water there are some deep-fried snacks.
Honey, almond, oak, caramel, vanilla, orange, litchi and a little tobacco.
- The most surprising malt out of a blind tasting of several Ultimate bottlings. The character of the malt with its waxiness and rich baking spices was unlike anything I had experienced before. While most whisky produced at this distillery ends up in blends, it truly shines as a single malt and has a great price/performance ratio at 17 years of maturation. It's hard not to pour another dram.
A warm, almost nostalgic smell. Like stepping into a French patisserie. No sharpness at all. There's freshly baked cake, vanilla custard and nougat. Then there's the warm spices: Cinnamon, a little bit of tobacco. Some stewed fruits keep the sweet notes balanced.
Vanilla and caramel fudge. Cream. Beeswax. Honey. Oak spiciness. Roasted almonds. Cinnamon. The mouthfeel is incredibly soft and waxy. Liquid dessert.
Fades away softly with lingering caramel and cream.
- Given the price, a breath of fresh air amongst all the whisky-price hassle..really a great whisky..!
- A great whisky if you consider the price. If you like your whisky. sweet, a little spicey and with all kind of flavours. This is a real gem. Really recomended!!