Macduff 1997 HL

Overall rating
82.00/100
votes
3
Whiskybase ID
WB73408
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Vintage
04.1997
Bottled
08.2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
HL 11785
Number of bottles
296
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 oct 2015 6:09 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.38

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Whisky reviews for Macduff 1997 HL

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 82.00 points.

  1. cloudyweedram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The nose's like having a happy day with a bowl of butterscotch!
    The palate is succulently blackcurrant (strange!).
    The finish is wine-gummy.
    An intriguing dram. I'd love to have a full bottle,
    • Nose
      86 86
      Top notes came butterscotch, melted butter and caramel toffee, seconded by unripe pineapple, followed by crème brulee. A very pleasant start! Would score higher if the aroma is more intense - the 50% ABV didn't seems to give much hand. Typical grassiness at the back. With time became quite floral. There appeared juicy, succulent green grape...mouth watering! It's good that the butterscotch aroma lingered. So far I like it very much! Couldn't stop nosing it!
    • Taste
      85 85
      Interestingly there's no trace of the butterscotch and melted butter in the nose. The palate's fresh and juicy. There's even a little blackcurrant, which was lovely. Unlike the nose, the alcohol did show a kick, albeit a small but noticeable one. The mouthfeel thus turned from round to a bit dry. Roasted cashew skin gave it a little bitterness in the good way.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is, sadly, a little resinous which I never like. Luckily wine gum came to the rescue. Overall the finish was mild and of medium length.

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