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Overall rating
86.25/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
The Octave
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Sherry Octave Finish
Casknumber
5816225
Number of bottles
93
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Jan 2018 4:27 pm by Candide
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 52,90

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Whisky Reviews for Macduff 2008 DT

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.25 points

  1. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Macduff 2008 The Octave Duncan Taylor WID: 106965
    Abv. 52.4%, 9 years (2008-2017), ex-Bourbon Barrel, 5 months finish in a Sherry Octave
    Nose: a thick portion of caramel, followed by an intense fruitiness, bananas, apples, Macduff's typical citrus notes are recognizable only with a lot of imagination, filigree this drop is not, sometimes you just want something direct, the alcohol is for the relatively young Age very well involved, blindly I would have the Dram estimated at 12-15 years, with a little water shows much more vanilla and the aromas merge into a very pleasant experience
    Taste: the palate holds what the nose has promised, the onset is neat and you notice that you have a young wild cask strength in the glass, with a little water, the alcohol can tame well and it now show the typical citrus notes, which me remind of sponge cake with lemon flavor
    Finish: a short finish with a little caramel and almond bitter, you get directly desire to take the next sip
    Conclusion: This is my first Octave and I was not disappointed. The finish brought a great caramel component to the whisky and the original Bourbon Cask was not exhausted either. The whisky is just fun to drink and focuses on carefree enjoyment. Perfect to end one of the first summer days.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Coffee Caramel

    Duncan Taylor has a series called ‘The Octave’, in which the whisky matures (or is finished) in smaller casks. Maturation is faster as there is more contact between the spirit and the wood. Hence the whisky can be bottled sooner, in the case of this Macduff at 9 years old (along with some sister casks). In this case, it was a sherry cask.

    Dark and sweet nose on mokatine. This is ‘the Arab’ from Confiserie Roodthooft (Google is your friend) in liquid form. No other aroma stands a chance. You could argue this makes it a one-dimensional nose. True enough. But it is also a very good nose!

    It is so syrupy you can almost chew it. Again coffee caramel candy, but now a feisty spiciness appears with ginger and liquorice in the lead, followed by a drying note from the tannins. Those dominate from the second sip forward, giving me the feeling I am licking a plank. Just over the top.

    The finish is medium long and honeysweet on a truckload of caramel.

    This is one for those with a sweet tooth.

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