Macduff 30 yo 1980/2011 (54.1%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon hogshead, cask #6107, 175 bottles) Colour: gold. Nose: this one has lost the phenolic side, but it probably got more elegant, refined, better 'chiselled' I'd say. The chlorophyll is well there, together with several dried herbs (teas) and touches of earth and leaves. But I hear you, is there any mint? Yes there is, even if it's more spearmint than peppermint here (S., you nitpicker!) Other than that, not too ripe bananas and just touches of coconut and cinnamon. Maybe a little tinned pineapple too? Ah, topical fruits, another marker of Macduff? Mouth: this is funny, we're giving almost the same palate as the 1965's! Seriously, I'm having a hard time finding nuances. Maybe a little more pineapples? But that may well be my nose playing tricks on me. And more oranges? What's sure is that it's excellent. Finish: long, fruity, beautifully nervous at 30yo. Blood oranges and cinnamon (a little) in the aftertaste. Comments: lovely, and for once I liked the palate better than the nose. Impossible to say whether it's better or worse than the 1965. Same high quality and same profile, with a few differences on the nose.SGP:562 - 90 points.