Macduff 2006 BNSp

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Brave New Spirits (BNSp)
Bottling serie
Rebels - The Guerilla Casks
Stated Age
14 years old
First Fill Côte Du Roussilon Vin Rouge
Number of bottles
51.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Import e.K.
de Germany
Added on
02 feb 2022 9:49 pm by Grillmeister
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.61

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Whisky reviews for Macduff 2006 BNSp

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.23 points.

  1. marcusjang scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blind sample courtesy of Lunatica.

    Even besides the obvious red wine colour, the nose and the first sip screams wine cask matured. However even though I usually do not like wine matured malts, this one is quite nice. Less into tartness and astringent tannins, and more into sweetness and oxidative qualities à la Oloroso.

    However, as others have noted there is little complexity under the cask. Obviously this is a Scotch whisky, but other than the moderately high ABV and some nice barrel-induced notes, the majority of the heavy lifting is done by the wine. Maybe the spirit gave some apple-ish notes, but it's not the most colourful malt.

    While tasting, this bottle instantly came into mind (from among a few dozen samples on my desk!) Probably because there weren't many wine matured specimen in the first place, but the softer-than-usual malt of Macduff probably also gave a tip.

    A Scotch for people who do not like Scotch, but also a wine cask for people do not usually like wine casks, I might add.
    • Nose
      Semi-dried red berries, winey, savory, apple jam, cardamon
    • Taste
      Red berries, blueberry jam, milk chocolate, oxidized wine (à la Oloroso), milk-like texture, hint of apples
    • Finish
      Oxidized wine, soft wine tannins, drier woody notes, cacao nibs

  2. Darko_Dramz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Looks like the wine barrel wasn't completely empty, or very damp. The wine influence is very heavy. You get intense notes but no complexity.
    • Nose
      Heavy red wine barrel notes, dark cherries, plums, blueberries. In addition moist tobacco, dark chocolate and sulphur.
      For me it seems a bit superimposed on the nose
    • Taste
      Intensely fruity with plums, cherries, blood oranges and dark wild berries. Also strong notes of raisins, leather, dark chocolate, liquorice and sulfur.
    • Finish
      wine gums, dark chocolate blood orange and leather. The finish is long and intense.

  3. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Rum-grape-nut-chocolate, some sulphur

    the taste
    Plum, tannins, brandy notes

    Medium length, sweet

  4. dominikbraun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    On the one hand, this whisky tastes very good, on the other hand, it almost seems as if it was designed for people who don't really like whisky. But that was to be expected with a 14-year aging period in first-fill wine casks.

    My 88 points here stand for actual taste and less for complexity, finesse and craftsmanship.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Glazed red fruits, candy apple, plum wine, roasted almonds, wine, wild berries, fresh herbs. Might be a little more complex in my eyes after 14 years of aging, but the flavors present seem high quality and tasty.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Full-bodied and intense, syrupy red fruits, strawberries, forest honey, nutmeg and lovage, in places clear grape-nut chocolate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      A light oaky bitterness, drying fruit and pleasant spice with dark chocolate.

  5. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very lush wine barrel aging. I can't say for sure whether it's actually fully matured or whether it has a long or intensive finish; but it differs significantly from the bottlings that have been appearing more and more recently, rather thin in flavor or based on a rather short finish.

    Pronounced dryness, slightly dirty or sulphurous, full vinous aromas and sweetness.
    Tasty and easy to drink... Of course you have to like it.

    I find it really successful and absolutely worth its €90 issue price.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet, "wet" cask, which is also recognizable by the intense red color. The whisky taste takes a back seat.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84


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