Macduff 1980 HMcD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The House of MacDuff (HMcD)
Bottling serie
The Golden Cask - Reserve
Stated Age
35 years old
Number of bottles
49.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 may 2016 9:11 pm by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 237.86

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Whisky reviews for Macduff 1980 HMcD

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.78 points.

  1. hyc scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Smell ---------------------- 91
    End Rhyme--------------------89

  2. Teresa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. asmazda scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The quinine was a bit of a negative, but I'm such a fan of the rest of it that I scored it relatively high.
    • Nose
      Beehive, very waxy, apricots, peaches, marzipan, some pine sap and menthol.  You can only get this with lots of age!
    • Taste
      Rich, sweet, and prickly.  Honey, apricots, yellow plums, all sorts of spices, less waxy than the nose, and hints of quinine.
    • Finish
      Medium, dry, a tad bitter, some citrus, more quinine.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasted blind. Macduff? I have tasted only one before (a young) A very bodybuilt malt for 49.1%! A real discovery. Enthusiasm 4/5
    Whisky n ° 1554
    • Nose
      It starts a little waxy like a Clynelish, a little fruity like a littlemill (apricot, peach ...). But what is this drink of old age - as evidenced by the emergence of frangipane? Gourmand and sweet.
    • Taste
      A little fat but fresh too. Sweet spices. Powerful on the palate, fleshy.
    • Finish

  5. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    "Blinded 1/8" An excellent dram who stays straight in his boots throughout the tasting. A real treat for the taste buds.
    • Nose
      There are fresh fruits then it is specified on citrus fruits (Mandarins), peach and apricot. Behind is a buttered side with almonds.
    • Taste
      In the lineage of the nose, there is apricot, oranges, sugar syrup with a slight woody / spicy. It needs ventilation to optimize all that.
    • Finish
      Average length on the fruits mainly (always the same) then on the pastry, vanilla and butter.

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Of a beautiful delicacy and a great subtlety. The alcohol is well balanced. A beautiful whisky.
    • Nose
      White grapes, lemon syrup, apricot notes. Peach liquor develops, as well as dried resin.
    • Taste
      Sweet and syrupy. Honey, exotic spices, dried apricot, pink grapefruit, and orange zest. Vanilla crème brûlée at times.
    • Finish
      Average. A cool green wood falls on the palate. Sweet spices tingle on the cheeks. The sweet citrus is always present, generating a slight fruity bitterness.


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