The Huntly 1997 DT

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
19 years old
Oak Cask
Number of bottles
51.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 apr 2017 11:04 am by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 132.16

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Whisky Reviews for The Huntly 1997 DT

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

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is a wonderful vanilla and oak dram
    • Nose
      86 86
      Malty, vanilla, sour wood, pepper, blueberry, cinnamon
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet vanilla, sour wood, very creamy, hint of tobacco, tart oak
    • Finish
      84 84
      Light spice, oak, drying, again vanillas and berries

  2. Gregers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not bad, but also missing a clear direction in the expression.

    Review: https://youtu.be/sfOim66aSUo
    • Nose
      87 87
      Cake and fruit. Marzipan, green apple, vanilla, turpentine, toffee, pear juice, white flowers, a bit of brine. After tasting custard and cream come out as well.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Alcohol level is OK, some peppery spices, then something more like fruit liquor develops, almost like apple schnapps, but not quite as punchy. Then it becomes quite dry on the tongue, more oaky, with a bit of tobacco leaves. On the second chew it develops almost a brandy character, sweeter and fruitier, with light burnt caramel, some dried herbs, quite a lot of oak, a good dose of barley, and a little honey. Third chew brings thick cream to the party as well. A bit puzzling expression, to be honest.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Vanilla cream, lots of oak and wood spices, pepper, very little bit of tobacco and herbs. Becomes very mellow and light, and it's a bit short.

  3. MasterMork scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. DocF scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Color: White Wine

    Tasted alongside Burnside 1991 DR and Burnside 1999 AD

    The nose is quite unappetizing for the age, the rest fits so far. One, two years more in the barrel might have been helpful.
    • Nose
      Works young, mealy, young grape brandy, dry wood. With water: shy, a hint of lilac and lavender. Still very immature, neither water nor time help.
    • Taste
      Distinct bitterness, as well as alcoholic. With water: If it tolerates good, less bitter, some residual alcohol, extremely juicy oranges, the lavender is also back. Not profound, but tasty.
    • Finish
      Fruity, oranges, a touch of vanilla, a brief approach of sage, later latte. Yeast dough. Unfortunately quickly over.

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    So my nose is not bad at all. But in the mouth this alcoholic sharpness disturbs me. I like it spicy. So I'm not sensitive. I do not like the style. So not really my case.
    • Nose
      Apple compote. Pear juice. Baked apple filled with walnuts and vanilla ice cream. White grapes. Lychee. Acacia honey. But also citrus fruits. Then come wood notes. Goes towards wet, decayed wood.
    • Taste
      At first pretty creamy. I did not expect so much. Toffees. Caramel. Well barreled apple brandy. Vanilla crescents. Honey again. But then a sharpness that is somehow unpleasant. Acts alcoholic. Also some acid. Reminiscent of shower sticks.
    • Finish
      The sharpness and the acid remain. Then it gets drier and the oak takes over the command. But not really bitter.

  7. BlakeLuces scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    straight, powerful and really intense. aroma, taste and finish remain at the same high level and reflect in every part all the flavors that you can already imagine in the nose. the price is certainly ambitious but quite justified. You can definitely do that! 90/100
    • Nose
      Apple strudel of the finest. green apple, vanilla vla & honey. marzipan, grated coconut and roasted oak followed by biscuit and milk chocolate. Nurnoor gorgeous. looks soft and round. Despite the barrel strength no fresh / cool or even stinging in the nose arises here.
    • Taste
      cream brulee, strong and intense. greener to the red apple, apricot. vanilla and honey deluxe followed by marzipan
    • Finish
      long and strong. Everything rubs on what you were allowed to taste before. Gradually, the blend ends with delicate oak tones. excellent!


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