Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The House of MacDuff (HMcD)
Bottling serie
The Golden Cask - Reserve
Stated Age
07 years old
CM 236
Number of bottles
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Mar 2018 10:00 am by Rmagbg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.11

2 × in wishlist

10 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Croftengea 2010 HMcD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.17 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    Thanks to karloff for the sample.
    I'm in the same boat as him, have sailed along the shores of this Loch a few times but it's waters have been pretty scary. The standard "Original" NAS has in my opinion an aweful metalic grainy finish, outright unpleasant.
    However the new 15YO was OK, and the Inchmoan 10YO was a peaty surprise.
    They don't do tours, but I've been outside the gate.
    Let's face it, it looks like a chemical plant without a soul.
    Maybe they have hired someone to bring a little bit of magic out of it anyway.
    • Nose
      81 81
      First impression is light, fruity and vegetal.
      Apple, melon, rose water.
      Takes a little time for the peat to establish it's presence, it's definitely there but not overpowering, rather more just mingling with everything else. It's more prominent than Highland peat, yet not quite in the Islay league.
      You have to go rather deep in the glass to pick up the alc strength, and then the peat also gets an almost horse manure note.
      Being the ABV it is I tried adding a little water half way down the glass. No dramtic change, if anything it got somehow duller and everything was more difficult to single out.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily and fat mouth feel.
      The arrival is bold, yet it's very rounded and easy drinkable neat.
      As it mellows more and more fruit emerge and it gets sweeter, still it is the peat that drives this one.
      Adding water dilutes the fruit and favour the peat even more. Still it takes water very well, it remains both bold and oily.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium+ lenght, sweet, dominated by peat.
      Not spicy, but it leaves a pleasant heat.
      As with the main taste the fruit is scared of water, while the peat is thriving. It reduces the heat slightly, but this is a solid dram you actually will struggle to drown.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    In the past I have avoided Loch Lomond like the Plague but in recent years I have tasted some nice stuff and this is a plus on their cv.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Quite a fresh and earthy nose, a burnt out camp fire in the morning after a night of rain. Apple cork, honey dew melon, kiwi fruit skin. It is nothing really I haven't nosed before, slap bang in the middle.
    • Taste
      84 84
      At 57% this is very palatable. Quite oily with a nice burn. Lots of fruit flavours finding their way through the fire. A nice age for a Heavily Peated. Again this isn't pulling up trees but still a pleasant dram for a peat head like me.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Quite a long smoky finish that unfortunately smothers those fruity notes on the taste. This isn't a tragedy by all means. Red onion on the death.

  3. Tim-R scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Good smoky
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80


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