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07 Mar 2012

Macduff 2000 (Whisky-Doris)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Macduff

This Macduff 2000 is bottled from a sister cask of the previous The Dram release by Whisky-Doris. Should be similar, although it is slightly stronger.

 

Macduff 2000 Whisky-Doris 54.8%Macduff 11 yo 2000 (54,8%,
Whisky-Doris 2011, sherry butt, 246 btl.)

Nose: similar indeed. This time it’s the gunpowder / unlit matchstick note that strikes me first. Then a mossy, earthy hint of forests after the rain. Brighter notes of honey, orange marmalade and raisins. Nuts and grains. Quite alright if you don’t mind the gunpowder. Mouth: lots of berry notes and grapes before the spices come rolling in: ginger and liquorice. Some dry herbs. Still some gunpowder notes – hints of smoke as well. Strangely winey with a sour / bitter combo that’s not very refined. Finish: long, herbal and still slightly bitter. Cloves and dark chocolate.

A little rough around the edges with strong herbal flavours, faint winey notes and gunpowder. An adventurous mix. Not the best Macduff 2000 we’ve seen lately (there were so many) and I liked the sister cask better. Around € 50.

Score: 81/100

Macduff 2000 (Whisky-Doris) 2.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-03-07

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