Macduff 1992 HMcD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The House of MacDuff (HMcD)
Bottling serie
The Golden Cask - Reserve
Stated Age
26 years old
CM 251
Number of bottles
64.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
18-6412 302
Added on
09 jul 2019 11:48 am by whisky-mischel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 121.03

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Whisky reviews for Macduff 1992 HMcD

8 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.63 points.

  1. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    If there's one takeaway here, it is that this Macduff 1992 26 Years swims really well.
    • Nose
      Some pecans and roasted coffee beans, but also vanilla pastry, subtle candied fruits and sugar icing. Then some Galia melon, blossom and sandalwood. Fresh and summer-y vibes with a pronounced sweetness.
    • Taste
      I mean, it is drinkable at cask strength, but I immediately feel this compulsion to dilute. So let's start there. Now, that's better. Sweet arrival with flower honey, straws and mulch, but also stewed apples, orange marmalade and lemon pith. There's a touch of menthol and charred oak, as well as cloves.
    • Finish
      Lingering oak, crushed mint leaves and bitter fruits. Medium to long.

  3. DavidH. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Nklto scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Typical Macduff. Very powerful and very pleasant.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very harmonious. No sulphur and totally flawless despite the high abv.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Honey, hay, farming notes. Herbal and very powerful. Alcohol is well integrated though. With a bit of water it shows it’s bourbon influence.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long., Powerful and very impressive.

  6. Northern&Isles scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Extremely high-percentage 26 year old Macduff with an unbelievable 64.1%
    What I find striking is that I cannot really determine or even decide whether this is a Bourbon Cask or Sherry Cask maturation.
    I would also consider a cask finishing with a rather dry, light sherry very conceivable.
    Very balanced mixture of fruits, vanilla, caramel, spices and herbs, grass, hay and oak.
    So there tends to be at least more Bourbon Cask flavors, but also red berries, cherries, and maybe even plums or plums.
    For most, the high ABV will be too strong and violent undiluted.
    Personally, however, I even think that the drop is amazingly easy to drink without additional water.
    With water it becomes less sweet and fruity, but a little drier, wood and oak aromas are more pronounced, and more grassy, hay and herbs are more heavy.
    I strongly advise trying both variants with and without water.
    Overall, I think this is one of the best macduff I've tried so far.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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