Macduff 1989 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
26 years old
Number of bottles
51.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
03 oct 2015 11:28 am by chalky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 262.30

3 × in wishlist

48 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macduff 1989 CA

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.07 points.

  1. Falnor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    This dram is a something of a overkill in harsh and dry sherry/ sulphur. There are way better bottles, but still I like to drink these extreme stuff. It's fun to try, but perhaps a sample is more than enough.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Got this from a sample trade. Well to be clear, this is not worth the prices that are stated on this page. I can't imagine it was released for these kind of prices. There is much better stuff available for that kind of money. It isn't quite your epic dram. Something you would expect when spending this much money on it. P/Q ratio just doesn't add up. That's the main reason. Whisky-wise it is also a bit weird. One moment I find it pleasant and rather good, a second later I don't like it at all. It seems to have an identity crisis.
    • Nose
      Tons of deep, sweet and ripe red fruits. I have to say this is quite pleasant and complete. Despite of the sulphuric note which is clearly there, I guess I'm less sensitive for that. It's a strong, dark nose very flavorful. Warm apple pie and cinnamon. Very PX-sherry driven. You have to give it a decent amount of time in the glass to get to it's full potential. But it stays a mediocre one.
    • Taste
      Bitter, sweet and a bit stiff. Red fruits in a full, thick body. Not very complex. It's fine but not dramtastic.
    • Finish
      Rather long finish. The finish has writen medium dry px sherry written allover it. Loads of raisins come through as well as red fruits and dark grapes. Finish is what I like the best. Px sherry is sticky to the palate.

  4. maurisso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An other sulphureous transgender. 

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2016]  I found this dram in an advents calendar sampled by Cadenhead.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 66.  My
    notes state......another one bites the dust - massive sulphured whisky straight outta hell!  In case you are in favour of hell-like drinks, this one's for you...  Obviously there are quite some people out there that adore such stuff or that are luckily enough not to have the genes to smell and taste sulphur (see some of the high ratings...).  Yes, it is a scientific fact that about 50 per cent of all people do not recognize sulphur flavours in a significant way (due to their genes).All others stay away:  This dram is not to drink, just for the sink!
    • Nose
      66 66
    • Taste
      66 66
    • Finish
      66 66


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