Macduff 2009 DR

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
07 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 mar 2017 11:46 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 47.40

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16 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Macduff 2009 DR

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.42 points.

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    with water: The whisky screams loudly the whole time for water - but as so often with young whiskys, the malt disintegrates very fast, but it shows a few interesting flavors: aniseed, very subtle smoke and some artificial floral note (Lenor ?), but in the taste it is very drinkable and shows more balanced

    Conclusion: altogether an interesting as strange malt, but one is clearly still too young. There are still many, very unusual things to discover. Overall, he is not my case, but for the very strange and partly new for me notes, there are still a few points more - 82 points
    • Nose
      at first very sprightly in the nose, restless, one notices him immediately the young age. This is followed by a duel between the very strong bourbon barrel (vanilla, an incredible amount of sugar water) and a sweet and sour note (gherkins). The very active barrel has given the Whisy already a certain creaminess, reminiscent of cream sweet / Werher's genuine, plus a fruit component (pear and pineapple), oak notes you have barely in the glass, rather a par grape seeds (grappa?)
    • Taste
      Bumm, first the alcohol eats through the tongue, here you can tell him the non-existent age clearly. The strange sweet and sour combo is also found here, even if the fruit is more pronounced, and also some tannins from the oak come to it
    • Finish
      that's pretty short, a little vanilla, light fruit and oak spice

  2. Abadon05 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    So the nose is already getting used to (vinegar, cucumber), but quite interesting.
    • Nose
      Vinegar (it reminds me very much of cucumber water), some cinnamon and caramel notes. If you give it some time, it will be sweeter.
    • Taste
      Lemon, seasoning, caramel
    • Finish
      Short to medium. The spice spreads in the mouth, as well as some salt. It remains the impression of vinegar / cucumber and some oak

  3. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    If you know what you get, the price is definitely worth it and if you stand on these very sweet Bourboncasks, for others it would not be worth the whole bottle, you will not discover much more here.
    • Nose
      Extreme caramel cream candy, I had so much vllt. only 2.3 times, Werther's original all over the place, lollipop with banana and nougat, vanilla, that's about it
    • Taste
      Strong start, one notices the age, nevertheless, he is first very nice creamy and has further this extreme Sahnenote with soft ice cream and all goes into banana and vllt. very bright apricot over, but mostly it is the toffee and banana milkshake
    • Finish
      At the back comes through the% and the age already a bit of fuel, if you are nice you could see herbs such as rosemary and nutmeg / pepper, rather short


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