Macduff 1990 DR

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
59.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 dec 2011 10:26 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 87.45

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22 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macduff 1990 DR

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.65 points.

  1. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It smells almost creamy.
    Soft, aromatic wood notes.
    Slightly spicy, pure wood.

    Very strong in the mouth, but still drinkable.
    Somewhat spicier, more bitter, although the barrel dominates.
    Slightly sweet, but all made from wood.

    You can tell what a nice barrel aroma means.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Exquisite savoury complexity in the finish
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Not too good Macduff, dirty nose, grainy, dry and too spicy flavors. But the finish is ok.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Dirty and powerful. Honey, vanilla, orange peel, forest fruits and a ton of spices.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Powerful and dry. Pepper and grain. Sawdust and bitter oak. Nougat cream and palinka.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long, sweet, fruity, creamy.

  4. MadScientist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. SilentStill scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Rather difficult to estimate. Quite closed on the palate, but with water then quite pleasant. Not a daily dram, but one that you can deal with well
    • Nose
      In the year of distillation, the third Spirit Still was put into operation. A sweet representative from the Aberdeenshire. Medium heavier, rather dark fruits, here and there a bit of sulfur or egg, but by no means intrusive. Then rather the pictures of fresh hayloft and the thought of a not too sweet piece of nut cake.
    • Taste
      A very dry representative of his guild and also extremely grainy. In addition, does not leave much behind in impressions. A few drops of water give the Macduff a little more life. The fruitiness of the nose (plum) goes well with the still rather malty maltiness.
    • Finish
      Remarkably long and also enormously powerful with water.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    For truly good Macduff, like this one, you really need to look at the
    independent bottlers. This is a completely different whisky than the standard
    Glen Deveron. That one does not even come close.
    • Nose
      The nose is sweet and nutty. Make that roasted nuts. And milk chocolate.
      Vanilla, honey and some ginger too. Cake! Mild on the spice front. A touch of
      citrus, primarily oranges, makes this an enticing nose. Slightly dusty, too.
      Give it a few minutes to open up.
    • Taste
      With such a high ABV, it comes as no surprise that the attack is
      peppery. Wonderfully mouth coating and creamy, slightly bitter from the wood,
      with again a sweet nuttiness. Some silt towards the end.
    • Finish
      The finish is a life or death battle between sweet and salt and last
      quite long.


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