Macduff 2008 SMWS 6.24

Overall rating
83.33/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB97772
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Herby Mint Julep
Vintage
20.02.2008
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
6.24
Number of bottles
223
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 jun 2017 9:14 am by FernetBranco
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 53.33

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Whisky reviews for Macduff 2008 SMWS 6.24

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.33 points.

  1. WhiskyJoey1211 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very dynamic dram indeed!
    • Nose
      A fresh nose, with loads of herbs, and summer notes (light grass) as well as fresh and dried fruits.
    • Taste
      Very fruity! Lots of apple, pear, peach juice flow, alongside peppermint jelly sweets and jelly candy people(!), but quite dry.
    • Finish
      Fading into herbs and fruits, and while drinking it side by side with an craft IPA, a cacophony of flavours emerge, putting an enormous grin inside my mind! Cracking whisky!

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    https://www.philipstorry.net/review/624-herby-mint-julep

    'The nose has greenhouses, cloudy lemonade, mint leaves and hints of peppermint and earthiness. The mouthfeel is thin with little cling. The body has cloudy lemonade and herbal notes (basil?). The finish is mint leaves and cloudy lemonade.

    Water brings out thick rapidly expanding whorling that dissipates quickly. The nose now has more mint leaves and less peppermint. The body gains more greenhouse notes, and loses some of the lemonade. The finish is unchanged.

    A superb warm weather dram'.

    4/5

  3. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. FernetBranco scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Any day any time.
    • Nose
      A lot of fresh mint, freshly cut grass as in Springtime on a meadow. Some herbal aromas.
    • Taste
      Warm,heat. Lemon fruit, mint flavour, sweet like candy , bonbon. Aromas of salted toffee, honey sweet, fresh  ginger notes, some thyme and lemon sweetness.
    • Finish
      Long and lovely. Fresh notes and aromas. Young whisky. Not light but easy drinking.

  6. mandragoru scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    Nosing this one neat we noticed plenty of fresh mint and freshly cut grass at the start before slightly more herbal aromas arrived, just like a cool morning walk on a sunny late autumn day along the Moray Firth in the north east of Scotland. The taste neat warmed us up quickly, an intense heat to begin with followed by the refreshing lemon mint flavour of sucking on a herbal/sweet bonbon. Diluted; aromas of salted toffee and hot water with honey, lemon and freshly grated ginger whilst on the palate now a mint julep with the extra addition of thyme and lemon.DRINKING TIP: Whenever, Wherever

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