Macduff 1997 DT

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
15 years old
Oak Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 jul 2014 6:05 pm by xixit
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 71.64

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Whisky reviews for Macduff 1997 DT

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.50 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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