This malt is better with a teaspoon of water in my opinion, because more interesting, more complex. In the nose! On the palate and on the other hand, the water does not make the malt any better.
I like this Macduff's complex nose and the beautiful waxiness in the finish. For me, this is a "smelling malt", which loses a bit on the palate and the finish. Malt lovers who like spicy oak will certainly get their money.
Very intense with oak, spice, sherry.
With some water noticeably (plum) sweeter and more sherry in the nose; Now I also notice the Stollwerk (caramel). The spicy notes are also becoming finer.
A sparkling start with a beautiful interplay of fruit and spice; I like it better than the smell of the malts.
On the palate, the malt is a little less tingling with some water , but still tingles neatly. The fruit is less pronounced, but more oak and already on the palate wax.
In the finish is very intense the waxiness to light, which makes even the 23-year-old Macduff from the Chieftain's series so special.