Dufftown 18 (K&L Signatory Vintage 1997/2016 Cask #19504) Review

This is an 18 year Dufftown bottled by Signatory Vintage as part of K&L’s recent selection. It was matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead and bottled at 54.8% ABV.

Nose: Honey, subtle blackberry and apricot with a bit of cherry cough drops, and some caramel.

Palate: Vanilla, butterscotch, creme de menthe, sourdough bread, and dry/brittle oak.

Finish: Menthol notes linger with damp oak and bread dough.

Rating: 74/100 – A rather plain malt with hints of a better malt in some of the underlying notes.

Value for the money: This retails at K&L for $70 currently  which looks good on the surface. However, I’d value this closer to $40 personally based on what you get compared to some of the staple malts in the $50 range.

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