This review focuses on an expression of Macduff which was distilled in 1997, matured in a bourbon hogshead for 19 years before being bottled at a natural cask strength of 53.5% in 2017.
So, let's dive right into the review!
The Single Cask Macduff 1997 19 Years Old (53.5% abv)
Nose: Slightly herbal, with hints of sage and sea salt. Sweetness in the form of burnt marshmallows and strawberries, coupled with white pepper, hints of barley sugar and a whiff of violets. Palate: The sweetness is immediately apparent on the palate, coupled with a fair bit of heat. Red chilli flakes, peaches and runny honey. Finish: Medium on the finish, with sweet and slightly savoury notes. It does get slightly drying towards the end, with the oiliness receding to the background.
This expression is available by the dram or as a part of a flight and can also be purchased by the bottle at the following link: