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.