Macduff 2012 AM

Overall rating
85.41/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB163686
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Asta Morris (AM)
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
AM 020
Number of bottles
233
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5425038631241
Added on
13 aug 2020 9:40 pm by TomP
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64.95

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32 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macduff 2012 AM

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.41 points.

  1. elipszis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      salty
      white chocolate + milk chocolate
      caramel
      peanut
      orange peel
      vanilla
      sherry
      woody
    • Taste
      84 84
      very intense
      green apple
      sherrry
      salty
      camambert
    • Finish
      85 85
      camambert
      ginger
      green apple
      grapes
      bitter and salty
      medium long finish

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Macduff is often described as a relatively heavy malt, on cereal but also with some spicy and funky notes when young and certainly in need of active casks. Let's see how this youngster is behaving.

    In fact this is a feisty dram. Somehow I think that the spirit and the cask would be able to interact well, but it's a bit harsh. I'm not put off by the funky notes (to the contrary) but I think that the spirit is still too aggressive to be labelled "balanced" or "good".
    If you don't mind this aggressiveness and you like a good portion of earthy and nutty notes, you should try this one.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose is rather funky indeed, but in a positive way. It makes me think of a Snickers bar: milk chocolate, quite some peanut, caramel and a bit of cream. Behind that, there is a note of cereal, orange zest and a hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      78 78
      The palate is rather raw, attacking the taste buds. Undiluted (even with considerable time for aeriation) it is giving a note of ginger and a broken grape pip.
      Diluted, this feeling is reduced but not broken down completely. Yet the texture seems to be a bit bigger (chewier) now, which is pleasant. It's still edgy, mind you. Tobacco leaf, bitter chocolate, orange bitter, green herbs and a hint of fruit. Later the peanut returns.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Moderately long, with a decrescendo bitterness and spiciness of ginger and grape pip. It's still on the earthy and nutty side, like on the nose. Some perceived sweetness is returning, which makes the finish a bit more pleasant than the palate.

  3. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    21-08-2020
    • Nose
      68 68
      sherry
    • Taste
      71 71
      sherry, oak
    • Finish
      70 70
      sherry, oak, pepper

  4. lnotik scored this whisky 77 points Newbie

    Young, raw, powerfull, but too damn young. My first bottle of AM and im not impressed.

  5. Odinson scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  6. Derufus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Ninofdram scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Falang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Amazing! Great bouquet: orange-bitters, sweetness, touch of sherry, young wood. Double wauw!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Intruiging nose with melon (orange melon). Seems much older than 8 years! Lovely and sweet with sherry and candy (Gentse neuzekes). Something sirupy (violet sirup).
    • Taste
      87 87
      Bittery, gritty with stones and much barley. Orange and mandarins, touch of sour... Great drink! Strong drink. Hint of spices and white pepper.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Intense! Long finish. Spices and nuts, a bit of sand. Wauw!!

  10. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  11. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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