Macduff 24YO Cadenhead Bottling Note
Part of WM Cadenhead's Small Batch series of independent bottlings, this Macduff single malt Scotch whisky was distilled in 1989 and matured in sherry wood until 2013, when it was bottled with an outturn of 516 bottles.
Not the greatest choice by a serie that is otherwise VERY GOOD by Cadenhead's
A bitter, woody, overly spicy, sappy, leathery, burnt sugary single Sherry Butt matured Whisky with light notes of rubber (sulphur) and slight meatiness hidden underneath. All this makes for a slightly unbalanced, difficult to drink Whisky with a pretty "hard" finish.
Not my favourite, considering how many great Whiskies there are on this Cadenhead's Small Batch range.
The guys at Cadenhead's and the chaps at Master of Malt should have known better!
5th December 2013