Macduff 2002 IM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
12 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
59.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 aug 2015 6:44 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.00

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28 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macduff 2002 IM

3 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.15 points.

  1. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Wow.. very pronounced chocolate, caramel/toffee, mint. Reminds me a lot of After Eight chocolate with caramel added to it. Really nice nose!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Wow.. Slight peat(?), a lot of sherry, tonnes of caramel and chocolate as well. A fair bit of wood and liquorice. Beautifully matches the nose.
    • Finish
      89 89
      A sort of sherry taste with a hint of the stuff they use to make old wooden ships water tight. A lot of liquorice root in the end as well. Really develops on the tongue.

  3. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.


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