Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Stated Age
17 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Jun 2015 10:03 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.07

2 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 1997 vW

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.44 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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. 
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Honey, vanilla, oak, orange, almond, peach, banana, cigar boxes, tobacco, caramel, pepper and a little leather. Yet again, when adding water there are some deep-fried snacks.
    • Finish
      Honey, almond, oak, caramel, vanilla, orange, litchi and a little tobacco.

  2. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Apples, oak, citrus, grass, sweet dusty note.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very sweet, almost candy-like. Dusty notes as well.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Nothing interesting.

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. d1scostu scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Heerst scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Blind tasted several Ultimate bottlings at Van Wees in Amersfoort and promptly bought this Dufftown 1997. While most whisky produced at this distillery ends up in blends, this particular bottling shines with its waxiness, rich vanilla and baking spices. Great value for money. I bougth a second bottle of Dufftown 1997 vW (albeit a different cask) after this was one was finished.
    • Nose
      A warm and nostalgic smell that takes me back to a French pâtisserie. 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. 
    • Taste
      Vanilla and caramel fudge. Cream. Beeswax. Honey. Oak spiciness. Roasted almonds. Cinnamon. The mouthfeel is soft and waxy, drinking this whisky is like a liquid desert.
    • Finish
      Fades away softly with lingering vanilla and creaminess.

  7. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Given the price, a breath of fresh air amongst all the whisky-price hassle..really a great whisky..!

  8. glenenz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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!!


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