Dufftown 10 Years Old Original Collection

Dufftown-Glenlivet 10 Years Old Original Collection (46%, Cadenheads, 2020)

  • ABV: 46%
  • Age: 10 Years Old
  • Bottling: Cadenhead’s, Original Collection
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £?
  • Origin: Dufftown distillery
  • Vintage: undeclared

What they say

Alcohol: 46% ABV

Volume: 700 mlWood

Type: Bourbon + PX Sherry

Distillery: Dufftown

Bottled Date: Sep 2020

Tasting Room: Great depth, sweetness and complexity from the mix of both sherry and bourbon casks.

Official tasting notes:

Nose: Danish pastry, geraniums, toasted oats and caramelised brown sugar.

Flavour: Raisin and rum ice cream, fruit loaf, sultanas.

Finish: Slightly tannic, cigar boxes, rock salt.

What I say

Dram #3 from Water of Life Society Tasting 103 Scotch Whisky Regions. OK with this much colour and definite sherry influence the majority of opinion was for Speyside.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Old Bordeaux (15/20), quick, medium tears and medium legs.
  • Nose: Sherry, raisin, rum, rum & raisin fudge, woody, clove, balsamic vinegar (acetic), black and red fruits.
  • Taste: Rich, nutty, gingerbread, sherry, brambles, woody spices; clove, chocolate, dates, figs, light coffee, molasses.
  • Finish: Medium-long, red fruits dipped in chocolate.


Obviously sherried and a little acetic/vinegary on the nose, more confusing on the palate but I guess as a mixture of ex-Boubon and PX sherry casks were used this threw me a little bit. Pretty safe and sound for a well-sherried speyside dram.

Score 84/100

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