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Today I tasted two Dufftown whiskies head to head, even though they are pretty different. First I tried the 15 Year Old from the Flore & Fauna series (the only official release from Dufftown for a very long time, until the Singleton was released in 2006), now I’m giving this Dufftown 1979/1997 single cask (refill sherry wood, ref MM1489) from Murray McDavid a go.
This 31 year old whisky clearly got deep into the sherry cask. It has a wonderfully dark color and high viscosity.
The nose sings ‘sherry all the way’, but after a while, hazelnuts and raisins come out. Very sweet. Very inviting.
This dram is very drinkable at 46%. Too drinkable, almost. Dangerously drinkable. Wonderfully sweet with sherry and chocolate. You cannot get enough.
This one has a finish that is longer then Contador’s time trial. Great stuff.
That this Dufftown outclasses the 15 Year Old Flora & Fauna, shouldn’t be much of a surprise. He’s got twice the maturing time under his belt and is a single cast, one that was carefully selected by the independent bottler Murray McDavid. Excellent!