Macduff 2009 SMWS 6.45

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
White port poached pears
Stated Age
11 years old
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
57.2 % Vol.
25 ml 700 ml
Added on
24 dec 2020 12:05 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94.18

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Whisky reviews for Macduff 2009 SMWS 6.45

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.13 points.

  1. christoph_f scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    For me, beautiful malt clearly benefits from the addition of water.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Fresh in the nose, you can tell the alcohol. Behind it smell of freshly cut hay. The smell of hay clearly dominates for me even after adding water.
    • Taste
      80 80
      First of all oily sweetness, this is strengthened again by water. Then, undiluted, decent alcohol, the association with fruit brandy fits me well. Somewhat more pleasing with water. Mild, beautifully roasted fruit schnapps.
    • Finish
      80 80
      On the palate there is a little dryness and spices. The finish is rather medium for an eleven year old but absolutely ok.

  2. Expraesi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: There was a lovely warm/floral summer breeze as we hung freshly washed linen on the line beside a field of rolled-up hay bales. Silky sweet at first on the palate like a strawberry whipped dessert called Angel Delight before a spicy alcohol kick unfolded; we imagined biting into a dark chocolate praline filled with liquid strong Williams pear brandy. A drop of water and we discovered white Port poached pears in a caramel sauce. As it rolled gently off the tongue it reminded us of well-aged Calvados with a very late, but pronounced arrival of wood spices, cloves, fennel and star anise.


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