Advent 04: Dufftown 10y Batch 4 with Dan

Advent Number Four! Dufftown, home of Duff Breweries, offers a 10y whisky. I’ve never had a Dufftown before because I didn’t think it was real. It sounds like a fake whisky from a cartoon.

What is Dufftown? It’s Singleton of Dufftown, aka Singleton, apparently. I last encountered this whisky hanging upside down in an airport lounge. The bottle, not me. Marketed in different places under different names, we at least landed on a similar number for an overall score. Here’s what we thought:

nose
Dan – honey dew melon, sea water
Simon – aftershave, mild

neat
Dan – very spicy
Simon – mint, pepper, pop

finish
Dan – tongue died
Simon – very little, slight warmth

splash
Dan – bright, melons, cloves
Simon – bitter fruits, less good

overall
Dan – 7.5/10
Simon – 7.1/10

Dufftown 10y Batch 4 – 47.8% 30ml – ??? – Speyside

Try it? Sure. Buy it? No. 

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