.dufftown – 18yo – dl

48,8% abv, €60, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour, single cask

Nose: sweet, vanilla, citrus, orange peel, fresh fruit, cherries, unripe kiwis, braised unions, salt butter, warm brown bread, speculaas (Dutch cookies)
Palate: spicy, white pepper, sweet, caramel, fudge, mars bars, herbs, sage, citrus, oranges, tangerines, lavender
Finish: medium dry, medium long, sweet, citrus, marmalade, dark chocolate, marzipan, speculaas
Mark: +++++

Conclusion: I must have liked it, but once again, I did not write down the conclusion, and only a mark…

Third whisky in the #Scallywag TwitterTasting organised once again by @TheWhiskyWire, in co-operation with Douglas Laing.

More info: Fully matured in a refill hogshead only 197 bottles available from December 2013

from the website“Our Old Particular Single Cask selection is a ‘particularly’ sought after range of individually-selected Malts from all over Scotland – each bottled according to the founders’ philosophy of topmost quality. Meaning, Old Particular bottlings are from only one cask, without colouring and without chill filtration – allowing the cask and the naturally present oils, fats and enzymes in the spirit to make their own special contribution to its nose, mouthfeel, palate and finish.
The result is as close as most people come to experiencing that rarest of pleasures – sampling a dram straight from its cask in the hallowed surroundings of a distillery warehouse.

We have chosen to bottle Old Particular at three different alcohol strengths. Some rarities are bottled at cask or natural strength and thereafter 48.4% for the bottlings aged to 18 years and 51.5% for 19 and over.

Combining the skills of the distiller’s time-honoured craft with the million and one little idiosyncrasies bestowed by each stave of each cask in which the Malt is maturing, every Old Particular Single Cask bottling is a marvel in its own right and truly unique.”


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