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Whisky Reviews for Macduff 1997 DT
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.36 points
- Not a distillery that I'm familiar with as prior to 2015ish we didn't really see much from The/Glen Deveron/MacDuff or whatever it's been called of late. When we split this bottle it was still a novelty and picked Purley on the colour to add some sherry to our lineup of Glenlossie, Glen Elgin and MacDuff DT Dimensions bottles.
Perfume and wax, dust and library books. interesting nose, sort of busy and seems older than I recall when I first opened the bottle. Sherry sweets and spice cake with a touch of pastry and old fat. Becomes a little more dusty and a touch of camphor as it opens... doesn't take water well and will turn bitter quickly.
It's a little flatter than you'd think. Sherry and some dry nuts with a dusty spice cake and a twist of malty camphor. Tea tannins and Cherry blossom, booked sweets and some spice. Pink peppercorns and more malty porridge with berry jam. I kind of wish there was more to this... maybe a slightly higher proof.
This is what doesn't last long enough. Cherry cough syrup and oak planks. Oak spice mingles with a pile of malty goodness and twist of char in the background. It doesn't seem to last long enough,but it's still quite dry sweet and an excellent starter dram into a Sherry tasting.
- It's rather weird, it sort of smells and tastes like it should be a light, fresh, fruity summer dram. But the warmth and spicyness makes it that much more interesting. It's not a brilliant whisky, but it's a damn good one. Won't be the last time I try out Macduff. :)
I will however say it becomes better after having been open for a few weeks, takes the edge of it.
Liquorice, anise, white pepper, unripe green apples, and quite warm.
Actually tastes like it smells! A mix between liquorice, anise, and apples. Really sharp nip from the alcohol, but not unpleasant at all.
Warm, spicy, and lingering. The anise lingers the longest.