For this Dufftown Cadenhead used 50% bourbon and 50% PX Sherry casks. The best of both worlds? There is no vintage on it, but apparently the youngest in the mix is 10 years old.
A cartload of caramel meets me on the nose, like Werther's Original. In addition, beautiful notes of baked apples, cherries and condensed milk. Brussels waffle. Blueberries. Vanilla. A little dusty, as it were.
The body's a little light, it's true. Fine continuation of the nose to taste, but also a little bitter. Like walnuts. I have to think about port, too. Softly seasoned. But here, too, it's mainly caramel.
The finish is medium-long, starts sweet on raisins and hazelnuts, but still becomes quite bitter on the deathbed as if I had bitten on a grape seed.
Fine Dufftown, you know, without being a real high-flyer. On the other hand: you pay less than 50 EUR for this. No brainer, then. Thanks for the sample, Manny.