Founded by the Macduff Distillers Company in 1960 the distillery has the capacity to produce 3.4million litres of alcohol per year which like so many of the other brands it will go into blends like William Lawson which sold a staggering 37 million bottles in 2017 and was established in 1889, way before Macduff was even a consideration.
Today the distillery comes under the ownership of John Dewar & Sons Ltd and although you don’t see any official bottlings under the Macduff name that is because they have always been released under the Glen Deveron name and more latterly The Deveron..
The indie bottlers do seem to be fond of this distillery though as you can see we are on batch 8 from TBWC releases and several other of the indies do seem to have quite a few releases under their belts too.
Batch 10 Macduff – 10 year old, That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Age.. 10 years
Nose.. Instantly sweet with Vanilla and caramel notes highlighting a little honey and fruit syrup. Oak and a little dusty warehouse aroma then leads into lemon drizzle cake..
Palate.. There’s a tartness to this like lemon peels, oak tannings and a little pepper underneath. Eventually it turns to those fruits and fresh apples, pineapple and even a little hint of dates can be found.. Spices are easy to find and with a little dusting of chocolate this becomes rather interesting.
Finish.. Sharp and spicy
Thoughts.. This one is interesting as the sharpness really does combine with the freshness to offer a really nice sipping whisky.. Definitely worth a try..
Review done from a sample within the 2020 That Boutique-y Whisky Advent Calendar..
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