Overall rating
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.1 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
01 May 2009 10:49 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 67.00

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Whisky Reviews for Macduff 1990 MoS

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.42 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=184 Color: Old gold rust red Nose: A velvety-smelling sherry bomb - old sherry, raisins, tobacco, lots of salty spice, oranges, caramel, dark bread flavors (brown bread), cereals, liquorice and delicate wood. If it tastes like it smells, then ... Taste: Mild sherry (again soft) with pepper, leather, dark berries, tobacco, smoke, mocha, and Turkish coffee. Class! Finish: Beautifully long - not too sweet and not too tart! "Good" dry wood with chocolate, mousse au chocolat and fruity berries. Comment: Absolutely creamy finish and reverberation - great chocolate 90 points N: 90 / G: 90 / F: 91P

  2. wbarchive_618617 scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    Conclusion: For me, this is the hitherto most unpleasant sherry whisky I've ever tasted. I'm sorry, but I can not think of anything positive at all.
    • Nose
      Nose: sulfur, baby puke, old sock
    • Taste
      Taste: overripe cherry, vinegar, wood
    • Finish
      Finish: medium-long woody finish

  3. dicembre29 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Macduff 18yo 1990 (53,1%, Malts of Scotland 2009, cask #1423, 124 btl.)

    Nose: obviously from an active cask, probably first-fill. It’s a mix of raisins, dry figs, oranges, balsamic vinegar, cinnamon, caramel… Hints of sweet & sour sauce. A bit dusty as well, with a few organic notes. Maybe not completely free of rubbery notes, but they disappear. Mouth: heavy sherry impact with chocolate, coffee, pear syrup. Raisins. Minty edge. Finish: not too long, on dark cherries and dark chocolate. Drying oak.

    This one is for sherry lovers only, but in its genre it’s really nice. You don’t seem to find many good Macduffs recently, but here you have one. Available on the German market for around € 70.

    Score: 86/100





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