Macduff 1997 ANHA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Stated Age
14 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
61.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Dunkelziffer e.V.
Added on
09 mar 2012 12:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73.00

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Whisky reviews for Macduff 1997 ANHA

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.97 points.

  1. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, sweet, but with a nice bitter impact. Nice, but not earth-shattering.

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Crunchy thing, nothing for fabric softener, that's fun. If I remember rightly, then cost 40 € plus 10 € for a good cause - was worth it.
    • Nose
      very sparkling, tingling in the nose, lemon, white wine or sparkling wine, mineral, almost salty, chalk, then waterier, sweet, shortbread, vanilla with water
    • Taste
      hui, who grates on a very nice tongue, lots of white pepper, what fruity-bitter, there must be water ran: lime, grapefruit, skin of white grapes, then of course still pepper with a bitter-bitter sweetness between cocoa and coffee , Walnut
    • Finish
      long, hot, peppery, bitter

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N: white wine, spices, bitter lemon, very old cheese - salt , crystals, nectarines and plumes
    T: bitter fruits - grape fruits, kiwi, spices, nuts, with water more sweet candy and peach
    F: warming spices, grains, cherry, gooseberries and again bitter

  5. MaltMartin scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    This tastes like very young whisky, almost new make. I prefer the sherried style Macduff's vintages from 2000.
    • Nose
      Aromatic but spirity as well. Juniper berries like in Dutch genever. Yeasty and malty. Some pear and melon later on.
    • Taste
      Clear, fresh and malty. Very sharp though. Some pepper and ginger. Winey.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Bitterness. The alcoholic sharpness reamins. Not much in balance.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    A difficult Macduff
    in my opinion. Just like the 14 Year Old Dram of the Lords, this one needs a
    lot of water to become quaffable. But it is never really any good. A let down
    and the weakling in the Anam na h-Alba range if you ask me. Around 73 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is somewhat bizarre.
      Loads of grain in combination with some sherry influences like bitter coffee,
      walnuts and faux leather. A bit of cigar-box and wet hay. Not a lot of fruit.
      The only thing coming through is a bit of white and yellow apples, oranges,
      honey and sultanas, but you have to look for it. Some mineral touches as well. Flints, wet rocks. Water
      flattens the whole.
    • Taste
      It is oily on the
      palate, but very bitter. Walnuts,
      grape stones, ginger, white pepper. The fruit does not stand a chance. Only
      dried pineapple surfaces. Razor sharp. With water, it turns a lot sweeter and
      tames the bitterness. Blimey!
    • Finish
      The undiluted finish
      is long and bitter, the diluted finish is short and bitter.

  7. mbinder scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    with some water:
    nose: strong: white wine, light grapes, cabernet sauvignon ?, little: sour orange, or grapefruit ?, spring meadow in the morning, sweet bluetenduft, a touch of lavender?
    taste: sweet grapes, sweet exotic fruits, mango, vanilla, the whole thing surrounded by some white pepper. in the end, after some time in the glass, intense honey and popcorn?
    finish: sweet and white pepper, medium to long.


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