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Overall rating
88.96/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB98334
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Chieftain's
Vintage
06.1991
Bottled
06.2017
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
4583
Number of bottles
730
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010852037340
Added on
10 Jul 2017 11:57 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 225.67

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83 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Macduff 1991 IM

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.96 points

  1. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    An exceptionally good sherry malt. The nose is wonderfully layered and changes with time in the glass between sherry, berry fruit, damp forest soil, smoke and some wood. On the palate, the malt turns into spice, wax, smoke and coastal flavors. In the long finish then come again sherry and dark fruit. Lively.
    • Nose
      Deep sherry, dark berries on a damp forest floor, light smoke runs through the bushes. Something oak announces itself, the berry fruits come again, the Malt makes wonderfully oily legs in the Premium Snifter. The anticipation is rising.
    • Taste
      The tingles neat, now take over wax and herbal notes, the sherry and the forest berries step into the background. The ground is wet, we are now on the sea beach, maybe on Islay, maybe on the coast of the northern Highlands.
    • Finish
      The graduation is medium to long and very complex, because when re-tasting now the dry sherry and the berry fruits, waxiness passes, the smoke takes a little longer to breathe life. Sustainable and beautiful.

  2. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    At cask strength this would have been absolutely stunning.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Date, blackberry, raisin, leather, marzipan, hazelnut, apple, peach and vanilla.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Blueberry, hazelnut, leather, tobacco and marzipan.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Hazelnut, cocoa, leather, blueberry and marzipan.

  4. Svarttt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. DrunkDude scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      dried fruits and ripe banana88
    • Taste
      90 90
      honey syrup, little hints of peat,Espresso, dried tropical fruits, rich vinegar, dried fruits, baked pork meat, nutty citrus bitterness. 90
    • Finish
      89 89
      Umami citrus, mint black peppers. 89

  6. Abadon05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful complex and changeable nose.
    But then it becomes a little weaker. The finish is also rather one-dimensional. Still very interesting through the nose.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Moist forest soil and fresh, ripe strawberries or raspberries. A little lemon and unfortunately the alcohol.
      Orange as well as clove and cinnamon. It's easy to move towards mulled wine.
      Then he changes. The forest floor dominates, the alcohol evaporates. Grapes appear. Light wood and light beer notes. Maybe minimal smoke as well as some honey with bitter almond. Some marzipan.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Unfortunately not sweet, but rather dry.
      The wood influence becomes stronger. Lemon, bitter almond, grape and marzipan remain. Some herbs.
      Only with the second sip is the sweetness and waxiness stronger.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Mittelland with dry sherry. Minimal waxiness. A bit uncomplicated compared to the previous aspects.

  7. Nklto scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    See StyrianSpirit notes. He describes it well. I have nothing else to add. Splendid whisky! Haven’t had such a dangerously quaffable drink for a long time.

  8. BehindSpace scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  9. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Waaw... what a multilayered finish...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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