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Dufftown 08-year-old

Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
15
Whiskybase ID
WB92348
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt - Bell's
Bottled
1980s
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd
Barcode
99014063
Bottled for
ITALBELL S.R.L. - Bologna
Added on
05 Feb 2017 11:12 am by steviecav

Average value

€ 165.30

2 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 08-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Even if the apples are still an issue at Dufftown today, the comparison at the time - today could not be more blatant than with this bottling and a singleton of today that is really difficult to get over the palate. No complexity, but definitely not a simpleton. Well balanced.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Some old bottle flavor, fermented yellow fruits, apple sauce. Becomes clearly mineral after a short time. Bert says city gas had a characteristic smell before it was replaced by natural gas, I can go with that. Coastal flavors, some iodine. A strong fruit acid stands above everything, noble vinegar. Still slightly earthy aromas later. After standing, more acid and OBF, juice of green apples. Warms up some furniture polish, beeswax, but also stone dust, stays fresh. Only with increasing warmth does it become fuller, old Calvados. Roasted nuts very late after the first sip.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The central theme in the mouth is floury apple and some black pepper. The 40% look powerful and completely sufficient.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is medium to long and it warms the chest area significantly. An idea of licorice comes with the honey.

  2. kimmosuo scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

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