Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Spring 2017
Stated Age
38 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
44.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Mar 2017 2:04 pm by MacErwin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 409.50

11 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dufftown 1978 CA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.73 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  Very complex and old style nose (old bottle flavour), simply delicious.  Key aromas are on toffee/caramel, latte macchiato coffee, vanilla bourbon wood and floral/grassy notes (autumn meadow with haystacks).  Bold and mouth-coating arrival on the tongue, very creamy.  The body is on that delicious toffee and coffee flavours again, but a little bit drying/adstringent too (no wonder after 38 years in the cask).  A hint of salt is added in the aftertaste.  The finish is rather short and again drying, nevertheless quite complex on all the aromas mentioned above.  With water both the body and the finish get smoother with less dryness than neat, but the nose looses.  So nose it neat, but drink it with some water (that is how I score it).  My score neat only would have been two points lower.  Very nice old Dufftown with an adorable nose, could have been bottled a couple of years earlier to avoid the drying wooden notes...
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2018]  I re-tasted this dram today and find it not as drying as the first time one year ago.  I score the initial mouthfeel, body and finish one point higher each - so the total score is a solid 90 points tonight.  A very fine dram indeed!


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