Macduff 2006 DR

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Blaufränkisch Wine Hogshead Finish
Number of bottles
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 jan 2019 12:47 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74.90

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Whisky reviews for Macduff 2006 DR

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.63 points.

  1. Vallado scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Notes from blind tasting. The tip was ex-Sherry, 12 years old, 53%, Benrinnes (random tip). The bottle would be worth the 75 € stated here for me.
    • Nose
      88 88
      greasy-creamy, red dried fruits (raisins, dates, prunes), woody, dried herbs, candy or honey sweetness, rum pot, berry jam
    • Taste
      86 86
      Hot and sweet start, liquorice, dry wood, red fruit jelly (cherries, berries), plums
    • Finish
      83 83
      rather short, initially sweet, increasingly astringent-woody-spicy

  2. craide scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice intense wine finish. Lots of fruit! Water opens it up and brings out a surprising variety of flavors.
    It is nice to experiment with the degree of dilution.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very voluminous, powerful start. Appears a bit dusty, earthy, lots of dark fruits and a juicy, full strawberry note. I've never had it so clearly. Alcohol sticks out from time to time which displaces the aromas a bit. Water helps and is absolutely necessary for me.
      Now becomes softer and creamier, fruity like strawberries, cherries, plum jam,
      Very dark and intense. Some leather furniture polish. Slight honey sweetness comes through. In addition, every now and then damp wood towards the pines.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pure it looks a bit alcoholic hot. Dark fruity, oak spice, very aromatic. The alcohol already covers a lot for me. But water is a must for me here too.
      With water: a sweet, creamy start. Here, too, intense strawberries! There are also fruity cherries, plums and slightly tart, fruity currants and raspberries. Nice pleasant fruit acid. A bit bitter taste. Slight dryness, typical for me with red wine finish. Is very pleasant to drink. Oily, slightly hot chilli, great malt notes. Some leather and tobacco.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Relatively short finish, sharpness and sweetness faded. There remains a slight bitterness after coffee.

  3. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Phew, roller coaster ride. Great nose, very fruity and voluminous. The alcohol content leaves plenty of scope for dilution and new facets are discovered every time. Enormous for 12 years! For me personally, however, the whisky is almost too complicated - it requires full attention.

  4. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      clearly set, almost dusty, somehow also earthy, wood, dry plums, light nuttiness, the alcohol pushes in some freshness, moist softwood with a dull sweetness.
      With the trunk close to the glass, it gets a fermented, musty note.
      With water sweet, creamy, vanilla with a pleasantly tart spice.
    • Taste
      much sweeter. This time probably also in CS. Honey, vanilla, covered berries, rich herbs and woody spices.
    • Finish
      medium-long it decays tartly spicy.

  5. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasting very time-consuming, but then it's an exciting malt. It could be the hidden wine finish, but I wouldn't say so. The alcohol should be around 55%.

    Notes from a blind online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Also oak-heavy, but fruity. Fermentation notes. After a while the nose is completely gone, I don't smell anything. After a short odor neutralization with a cup of coffee, it continues, the nose is interesting anyway, with a little warmth it gets really active! Fruit tea, honey-sweetened, but also quite nasty alcohol tingling in the nose. Cooled down again, the fruit notes become creamier, à la quark dessert. In the second heating, fruit tea again, but then also the fruit itself, primarily red berries. The alcohol doesn't bite like that anymore. I still find some grain, otherwise the fruit dominates everything else. Late roasted aromas.
      With water, the nose looks extremely fresh, fruit juice, now incredibly intense, with pudding cream, vanilla, an extremely strong reaction to the water!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oha, it has steam and a density so sweet that you think you can cut it like pudding. The alcohol comes really late again, but in my view it is quite pure. The sweetness sticks to your mouth, but there also seem to be fruit notes hidden behind it. On general advice I try a little water.
      With water it looks much more mature, still sweet but not so overbearing. First of all there is a good punch of herbs and then a strong liquorice note develops. But I don't find it particularly fruity even now.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is short and unspectacular. The sweetness ebbs and then there is actually some wood on the tongue.
      Water only slightly extends the finish, it is now a bit drier, but I can no longer find the wood.

  6. Lorion scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Overall wonderful. The nose is terrific. The undiluted palate is too ashy on one side. With the addition of a few drops of water, the palate also becomes excellent. In total it is 80 points. If the palate could keep up undiluted, then the 90s threshold would have been exceeded.
    • Nose
      "The wine barrel works like a very sulphurous sherry barrel. Fermented fruit, with juniper. Sluggish cherries, musty sweetness. But the sulfur is a bit too dominant for me. But the alcohol is really well integrated. Little by little I get used to it and it red fruits appear, apples, persimmons.

      Water: A little chocolate comes into its own, as does a hint of caramel. "
    • Taste
      "Sweet. Intense apple aroma, it is reminiscent of cider. The whisky is full, but the alcohol is wonderfully integrated. Red berries, currants and blackberries. Fruit acidity is there. It is a bit bitter in the taste. Unfortunately, the bitterness of the oak comes without an aromatic flavor.

      Water: sweeter and less bitter. Juicy and smoother overall. "
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, slightly sulphurous. Bitter.

  7. butt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Glen Valley scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Flowery, fragrant nose. Wine notes. Strawberry jam. No alcohol perceptible.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Flowery, fragrant nose. Wine notes. Strawberry jam. No alcohol perceptible.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Great wine dryness.
      Very pleasant to drink. Nice oiliness. Slight sharpness. Malty notes.
      Alcohol very well integrated.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Warm finish, medium to long.

  9. svenske2015 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    air and water make this one a little more gentle;
    fruity nose with strawberry and other red fruits;
    same on the palate, but with a malty side, too;
    it doesn't hide its youth;
    this is definitely for the fruit suckers, who love these modern style wine finishes;


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