Dufftown

Dufftown 8 Years Old 2009 Bicentenary Drammie (46%, Morrison and MacKay, HH, 410 Bottles, 2017)

Dufftown 8 Years Old 2009 Bicentenary Drammie

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 46%
  • Age: 8 Years Old
  • Bottling: Morrison and MacKay, For The Whiskyshop Dufftown
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: sold out
  • Origin: Dufftown distillery
  • Vintage: 2009

Dufftown-Bicentenary

What they say

Distilled at Dufftown distillery 2/6/2009 and matured for 8 years in an American Oak Hogshead before bottling 5/6/2017 at 46%  ABV, producing 140 bottles at outturn.

What I say

An independently bottled Dufftown expression (better known as The Singleton of Dufftown from its parent Diageo) to celebrate the historic bicentenary of the town Dufftown itself. Bottled by Morrison & Mackay for The Whiskyshop Dufftown.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Pale straw gold (3/20), medium tears and legs.
  • Nose: Sweet honey and barley cereals, grist, flour, barley sugars, fruity apple, citrus, lemon, kiwi, sponge cake, vanilla, plenty of golden syrup sweetness, quite rich and honeyed on the nose.
  • Taste: More biscuit and cereal than the nose suggests, mealy, mouth coating, sponge cake with a hint of zesty lemon and white pepper or lemon drizzle icing, buttercream, appel and pear fruits, lemon meringue and key lime pies with shortbread biscuit base.
  • Finish: medium-long, cereal, fruit and honey persist with dry oak wood.

Overall

Pleasant and solid, cloyingly rich nose but a more reserved palate full of cereal notes a  touch of zest and spice keep it interesting.

Score 82/100

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