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Overall rating
81.36/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Dimensions
Vintage
06.1997
Bottled
09.2012
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Casknumber
4537
Number of bottles
430
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Jul 2014 6:05 pm by xixit
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.37

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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

  1. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  2. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      84 84
      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.
    • Taste
      85 85
      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.
    • Finish
      83 83
      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.

  3. xixit scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      Liquorice, anise, white pepper, unripe green apples, and quite warm.
    • Taste
      Actually tastes like it smells! A mix between liquorice, anise, and apples. Really sharp nip from the alcohol, but not unpleasant at all.
    • Finish
      Warm, spicy, and lingering. The anise lingers the longest.

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