Dufftown 29 yo 1982/2011 (53.7%, Riverstown, hogshead, cask #18648, 212 bottles)
Colour: gold. Nose: it’s a naked, malty, very natural one again, so
more or less the 1999 with more age and a little more vanilla. Muesli
and garden fruits, ripe apples, then.. wait, after just two minutes,
some rather beautiful touches of mangos start to rise… That’s a great
surprise! I wouldn’t say it’s tropical malt whisky, but it’s got a
tropical side indeed. Mouth: there, the mangos are here again, together
with drops of thick tinned guava juice. That’s a little fleeting in a
way, the rest is more ‘mundane’, with apples, grass, barley, vanilla…
But I find the whole very good. Finish: long, a notch dry and grassy.
And oh joy, the guavas are back in the aftertaste! Comments: quite a
surprise, I’m finding some parts of what was to be found in the utterly
brilliant old 8 or 10yo OBs from the 1960s and 1970s. Cool! SGP:541 - 87 points.