Dufftown Special Release, The Singleton Of
Added on Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 05:36 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 28 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1985 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 52.30 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Overseas Specialty
Diageo Special Release     Distilled 1985     Bottled 2013     3,816 bottles     Refill bourbon cask
Member Ratings and Notes

n: bit-o-honey bar, toffee, fresh printed cardboard. Spiced frosting animal crackers, and waxy lemon polish. Full of cereal malt and heather with a tease of faint smoke.


t: hay and wet green grass with a light sweet side (simple syrup). Bright and brassy with nutmeg spice and a hot finish that goes a little flat after a few sips. Still honeysuckle sweet and grassy with a bit of mouth drying cedar-wood ash at the very end. Monochromatic.


low B-. 


N: Bourbon cask sweetness (vanilla, toffee) with rusty metal and eucalyptus wood notes.


P: Starts off salty with mixed fruit and used tea leaves.  Herbal grassy stuff.  The hot finish is dry and astringent


Nose:  Herbal, mint, floral

Palate: Herbal, vegetal, some sweetness

Finish: Peppery

Solid amber. The nose is a little haggard and musty, with plenty of weeds and grass. Very fresh with some lemon. The palate is a little more chalky. Satisfying finish. [7/25/14] 

Sweet, floral, hay, grass, gets mineraly as it opens up. Some unusual but nicely rounded flavors in here. Finish is hot and fairly lengthy.


Nice stuff, but something in the finish pushes me away a little more than I'd like. B-/B 


n:  Meh.


p:  Bit hot and indistinct.  Decent but not special.


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