Dufftown 1985 Signatory
Added on Friday, Apr 3, 2009 at 12:33 AM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1985 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.60 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $130 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled 27.11.85     Bottled 3.2.03     Refill Sherry Cask     Butt no. 16031     424 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Cakey but then overwhelmingly solventy, not a glamorous nose.
P: Light and fruity but balanced with a dry green tea like spice...
F: ...that carries into the finish. 
The nose is gaseous (almost farty), with caramel.  The palate --  this is interesting! Lots of earthy and mineral stuff.  Definitely some spices of cinnamon and clove.  I mean really, really interesting.  Long finish.  Weird, but good!  A-/B+ 
The nose is a light sweet sherry.  Like candy. My first taste of this was great -- very sweet, but light.  Dufftown seems to be a good aperitif malt.  It has a delicacy to it that other whiskies and flavors can mask easily.  Honey flavors come through with the sherry, still light and delicate.  Not a bad whisky -- would be good to introduce someone to single malt.  Very approachable, girl-next-door quality. 
Pretty tasty.  Velvety, peppery, nicely sherried 
Nose of cocoa and phenol, which come through on the palate as well, together with some spice/fruit/pepper. Oily finish.  
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