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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Monday, 17 September 2012

MACDUFF 2000 - ARCHIVES BATCH 4

The Dutch boys from Whiskybase.com have been at it again by picking out some whiskies for us - and again they've come up with some good ones. This time too, they bottled stuff from all over Scotland and certainly, this time, around in a huge age-span - from 11yo to 50yo!

Lets start with the first one and see how it fares...

Macduff 2000 11yo xx.11.2000/xx05.2012, refill sherry cask#5803, 48,2%, 90 bottles, Archives

Full straw in colour

Nose:
Some initial sweetness with a hint of yeast to begin with. Then some melon, honey and pineapple. Also in here are a little mint and wet lawn, as in grass and dirt and also maybe a little hint of farmyard.

Taste:
Light and delicious arrival. Then it gives away to some more heavy notes of malt and coating oils that carries a spicy sweetness with them. Also more fruit comes into play here. Finishes off with a bit of bitter oak, but is saved again by fruits, before fading out.

I find it maybe a bit straight forward (and certainly nothing wrong with that!)
A very enjoyable malt, still...

85/100!

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