1980s bottling – 40%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Bright amber
Nose: Needs time, raisins, apples, orange zest, vanilla, wood polish, hints of chicken broth, nutmeg and a faint dustiness.
Palate: Raisins, toasted nuts, orange zest, caramel, vanilla, hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Finish: Medium long, fruity and slighty spicy.
Overall: No sensational old malt, but a very interesting one. Especially on the nose there is a slight meatiness that is totally lost in today’s Singletons.
Rating: 83/100 – No pricing information as this is a collector’s bottle.
By Duffftown 8 yo from The Whisky Exchange
Note: After UDV (now Diageo) took over Dufftown and Blair Athol in 1985 from Arthur Bell, they changed the profile of the Bell’s blend and with it the spirit of Dufftown distillery to a lighter, less sulphury style.