Spirit Type: Single Malt
Bottle size: 70cl
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The Dufftown distillery was established in 1895 and is a part of Diageo. It yields a staggering 6 million liters per year. Around 97% of the production disappears in mixtures like Johnnie Walker, Bell's, and Dewar's.
Most of it is intended for the single-malt basic primary range that contains the 12, 15, and 18 years old. They launched a figure of NAS Malts in recent years like the Liberte, Trinite, and Artisan.
The 18 years was commenced in 2006, formerly for travel retail only. A few years later, it was presented to the rest of the realm.
The range/Quality ratio is all right.
The product's taste is pretty tasty but tedious, actually lovely flavors. Mainly, the nose is excellent. The color of the Singleton Dufftown 18-Year-Old 70cl is deep copper, and the nose facilitates a fine mix of toffee-malty and sour-sweet winey fragrances which fit together impeccably. It is not very intricate but enjoyable and flawless after some aromatic spicy, herbal, and waxy notes line in.
The taste is delightful, primarily both on barely and sherry sugars. But soon, more tastes leverage this with herbal-bitter, spicy waxy, and impressions. Again all relatively pleasant but straightforward - a dram to quaff and not evaluate, and water is not required.
It has won many famous awards like Gold in Speyside Single Malts 13-18yo - 2015 at The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business), Gold in Speyside Single Malts 13-18yo - 2014 At The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business), and many more.
The dram on the palate shows some little drying moments (cold metals). The finish is medium length and tries more to the wooden side without being too oaky. But the dryness increases stronger and stays until the very end without making it unpleasant.