Overall rating
82.89/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB84053
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Vintage
04.2008
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
American Oak, finished in Sherry Wood
Casknumber
9604
Number of bottles
375
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5024720854205
Added on
21 jun 2016 2:18 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.44

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20 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macduff 2008 VM

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.89 points.

  1. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    A little all over the place, but still kind of works out.

    It's not really clear from my description above but the Palate section is literally 1 second long. It was a bit of a shock on first sip and quite difficult to deconstruct what had just happened into tasting notes.

    I have to say, this was an interesting change of pace and in the end, the whisky, stuck the landing, despite a somewhat disjointed experience overall.
    • Nose
      77 77
      Thick, rum-soaked, chocolate-coated raisin fumes, with warming allspice, and an ever so lightly resinous lavender and rosemary tint. After I while, I managed to hone in on a more lactic and savoury edge of gruyere and further beneath that, grain, grass liquorish and golden syrup.
    • Taste
      75 75
      An inward breath of tart green apple before the swift, sticky-sweet, sherried arrival of dates and more milk chocolate. It's at this point that what amounts to a sucker-punch of all encompassing black pepper, oak spice and chili came out of nowhere and reset the board, with most of it fading as quickly as it came, leaving a sweet, but still tingling ginger, some new leather and cantaloupe melon.
    • Finish
      80 80
      The ginger and lightly drying leather lighten to a menthol-camphor and a kind of cool yet prickly ghost spice that creeps back across the palate leaving unhurried sweet and saline minerals. And then, just as I tried to make sense of it all, there was a surprise vanilla solo courtesy of the ex-bourbon, American oak, to deliver the final endcap.

  2. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Willum scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Fresh fruity whisky, with a gentle and smooth touch, without being too weak.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity, orange, citrus, grassy now as well. Pretty nice full 'nose', some lemon detergent.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A little pepper now, but most of all it has a smooth feeling. Fruity, orange,. Sweet, honey, and some caramel. Later on more peach and also some apples.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Now some more pepper, and a little bitterness arives, orange zest. Still smooth, peach and vanilla. Middle long.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. dr.mad scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. mr.p9 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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