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  • Personality

    As a cask comes to maturity, Finn curates sampling sessions in interesting and relaxing environments, with friends, whisky experts and trusted partners to discover the personality of each cask and gauge the experience each dram evokes.

  • Distillery character

    All the best distillers pride themselves on crafting whisky with a distinctive flavour, which is determined by the water source, grain and barley, the peat and malting, and their distilling processes. High quality original spirit is integral to every cask we bottle.

  • Cask influence

    The cask itself interacts with the whisky over time. The type of wood plays a big role, as do treatments such as the whiskies are aged in a variety of types of casks. The whiskies are aged in former sherry or bourbon casks, augmenting the cask influence. External conditions such as air temperature, pressure and humidity also interact with the cask producing a knock-on effect that makes the spirit inside unique.

  • Balance

    Finn uses these factors to balance each FT whisky experience. He may sample a cask and decide to leave it on the rack, allowing age to further develop its personality. He might decide to re-rack a whisky in a new cask to add a finishing touch. Or, he might simply deem it ready. When Finn decides the flavour is perfectly balanced, it’s time to bottle the whisky.

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DUFFTOWN 1987

DUFFTOWN 1987

  • Distillery
    Dufftown
  • Date of distillation
    24/11/1987
  • Date of bottling
    17/06/2022
  • ABV
    54.7%
  • Number of bottles
    242
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"How fitting it is that a whisky style that was originally produced for the blends of the time is now being consumed not only as a single malt but indeed as a single cask. "

There is something incredibly special about getting to bottle a cask from a bygone era. And that’s exactly what this single cask represents.

The early 1990s saw the beginning of the boom of single malt whiskies with blended whisky slowly taking a back seat. Originally, the nutty backbone of Bells, Dufftown redefined itself as an ever so slightly more grassy style of whisky that is now recognisable as Singleton in the modern day. Indeed, those old style earthy and nutty notes are clear to see in this cask with a dark chocolate note shining through. How fitting it is that a whisky style that was originally produced for the blends of the time is now being consumed not only as a single malt but indeed as a single cask.

This cask is indeed a personal reminder of how the world of Scotch whisky changes with Time. While the names, stories and legacies will all stand the test of time, it is worth remembering that the liquid produced is ever evolving and changing with the times. Just as no two single cask releases of Finn Thomson Whisky will ever taste the same - this Dufftown shows that even the most recognisable of brands will also evolve to stay with the times.

While the name of the distillery remains, one could argue that this bottle represents an extinct style of whisky from a bygone era. This is whisky history in a bottle.

Originally, the nutty backbone of Bells, Dufftown redefined itself as an ever so slightly more grassy style of whisky that is now recognisable as Singleton in the modern day. Indeed, those old style earthy and nutty notes are clear to see in this cask with a dark chocolate note shining through.

Matured in a refill hogshead, this cask has let the spirit character shine through without overwhelming the whisky. There are hints of sweetness from the American Oak but also an appealing bitter dark chocolate note as a result of 34 years of wood influence.

This is an incredibly complex whisky. One to leave in the glass and keep coming back to over the course of an evening. The palate dances from tropical fruit notes to dark chocolate to more earthy tones. This is a whisky that keeps you coming back for more.

DUFFTOWN 1987

  • Distillery
    Dufftown
  • Date of distillation
    24/11/1987
  • Date of bottling
    17/06/2022
  • ABV
    54.7%
  • Number of bottles
    242
Make an enquiry
"How fitting it is that a whisky style that was originally produced for the blends of the time is now being consumed not only as a single malt but indeed as a single cask. "
01

Cask Story

There is something incredibly special about getting to bottle a cask from a bygone era. And that’s exactly what this single cask represents.

The early 1990s saw the beginning of the boom of single malt whiskies with blended whisky slowly taking a back seat. Originally, the nutty backbone of Bells, Dufftown redefined itself as an ever so slightly more grassy style of whisky that is now recognisable as Singleton in the modern day. Indeed, those old style earthy and nutty notes are clear to see in this cask with a dark chocolate note shining through. How fitting it is that a whisky style that was originally produced for the blends of the time is now being consumed not only as a single malt but indeed as a single cask.

This cask is indeed a personal reminder of how the world of Scotch whisky changes with Time. While the names, stories and legacies will all stand the test of time, it is worth remembering that the liquid produced is ever evolving and changing with the times. Just as no two single cask releases of Finn Thomson Whisky will ever taste the same - this Dufftown shows that even the most recognisable of brands will also evolve to stay with the times.

While the name of the distillery remains, one could argue that this bottle represents an extinct style of whisky from a bygone era. This is whisky history in a bottle.

02

Distillery character

Originally, the nutty backbone of Bells, Dufftown redefined itself as an ever so slightly more grassy style of whisky that is now recognisable as Singleton in the modern day. Indeed, those old style earthy and nutty notes are clear to see in this cask with a dark chocolate note shining through.

03

Cask influence

Matured in a refill hogshead, this cask has let the spirit character shine through without overwhelming the whisky. There are hints of sweetness from the American Oak but also an appealing bitter dark chocolate note as a result of 34 years of wood influence.

04

Balance

This is an incredibly complex whisky. One to leave in the glass and keep coming back to over the course of an evening. The palate dances from tropical fruit notes to dark chocolate to more earthy tones. This is a whisky that keeps you coming back for more.