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Macduff

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The whisky

List of the bottles

Macduff

Glen Deveron 10 years

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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68/100
Glen Deveron
The colour is gold, the nose, simple, is marked by the malt sweetness.
The palate is light, but full, just like the nose.
The finish is dryer, and not too long.

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
The name on the label characterizes the whisky rather good (Pure Highland Single Malt). The nose just detects malt, and the short finish just reveals malt. This is a rather poor whisky in respect of complexity and added value. This is a pity, because its price is not really democratic neither.
65/100
The second tasting came to the same conclusions regarding the malt, and the lack of fantasy of this whisky. However, the first quotation seemed to be too severe..
70/100

Macduff

Coopers Choice 1990

Collection
Coopers Choice
Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky company
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70/100
Macduff 1990
Personal Comment
The nose is quite clear, marked by barley and a strong smell of polish and some fruity hints on the background. In the mouth, quite a pleasant impression, without complexity, monotone, malted with a hint of wax. Long finish, where the impression of polish mixed with slightly acid hints is still present.
70/100
A dominant smell of yeast covers some quite discrete malty hints. After a while some hay touches appear.
The mouth is clearly linear, flat and clearly dominated by cereal and some notes of coffee. A lack of depth.
The finish rediscovers the yeasty notes of the nose. It is rather long and sure not uninteresting but is not able to change the general impression about this quite deceiving whisky.
70/100

Macduff

Taste Still 1969

Collection
Taste Still Selection
Age
36 years
Alcohol percentage
54,4 %
Bottler
Taste Still
Cask number
single cask 3682
Dates
Distil: 1969 Bottling: 02-2006
Bottle
192 btls
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88/100
Taste Still: embouteillages indépendants
Personal Comment
An impressive nose, mixing sweet malty notes to a kind of light woody bitterness, and a touch of smoke. This announces a nice complexity. The nose is really promising. In the palate, a wonderful miw of nuts and green apples, a hint of mint and a touch of exotic fruits. Very nice structure in the mouth. The finish is relatively short and gets its very pleasant character from the nice mix of sweetness and bitterness. A very nice bottle.
88/100
A very pleasant even if rather discrete smell of wet wood behind a kind of smoke veil. Voluptuous with notes of vanilla and a touch of mushrooms.
In the palate, the first impression is very dry, but it develops quickly on maltier notes before going on on citrus hints accompanying a general pleasant woody impression. The mouth gets more and more oily whit the time.
The finish is remarkable, not very long but very pleasant with its mix of woody and fruity hints
88/100

Macduff

Scott's Selection 1978

Collection
Natural Cask Strength
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
57,1 %
Bottler
Scott's Selection
Dates
Distil: 1978 Bottling: 2001
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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81/100
Macduff 1978 Scotts selection
Personal Comment

Colour: Old gold
The nose is quite aggressive at first, with some tingling probably due to alcohol. Notes of hay, cereals and yeast. Interesting and subtle acid freshness notes appearing behind the odors mentioned above. Not exceptionally complex, this nose that is nevertheless interesting.
A first distinctly acid impression, strongly influenced by alcohol. Impression of pear alcohol, fairly linear
The finish is long and starts on a sour note before returning to the cereal and hints of unripe fruit.
80/100

Color: Gold
The nose is very discreet, although alcohol is very present. You get tingling before actually smell the aroma of the whisky. Discrete hints of malt seem to be essential.
In the mouth it is initially acidic freshness that is felt, quickly followed by notes of hazelnut and a certain oscillation between these two tastes. Not unpleasant, the mouth is fairly linear and a little unbalanced.
The finish is medium in length and mainly marked by a pleasant bitterness.
83/100

Macduff

1980, Bourbon hogshead

Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
54,1 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 6107
Dates
Distil: 6/10/1980 Bottling: 03/2011
Bottle
151 of 175 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-05 89/100
Macduff 1980 Malts of Scotland
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Amor57
The nose is at first glance, with notes of cream, wax and tannins express just dosed properly. As to the aeration, it becomes molten and reveals notes of apple farm. And as time goes by, it becomes more pleasant: smoked, pear, mint, wet dog, salt, cinnamon and then back on the cream leather. A beautiful trip, melted, nothing dominates, while twirling. On the palate the attack is frank and clear. It begins on nuts (almond, hazelnut) and then evolves on spices and exotic fruits, making a very pleasant freshness. The finale, a very beautiful length, articulates well with the mouth, keeping the same flavor. Then comes the malt, which vanishes slowly. A fair return to the source of whisky.
Pleasure of every moment. A Great.

93/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Old gold
A slight bitterness in the nose. Hazelnut or almond first. Then come a few fleeting notes of mature fruit. The spices are not lacking in appeal either. A very pleasant nose with a nice complexity.
An attack in the mouth on the cashew nuts and raspberry jam which would miss a little sugar. Great complexity, body, all perfectly balanced. We feel that this whisky is powerful, but it is at no time impeded by alcohol.
The finish is long, has kept all the power of the mouth, with always this subtle blend of slightly bitter note, a very slightly oaky and these cooked fruit that give it charm.
92/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by ALouis
Color: Gold
Nose: quite marked by notes of perfume and then the scent quickly fades to make room for fresh fruits: guava, apple, papaya and grapefruit. The fruits are sweeter and then stewed and has some beautiful notes of vanilla.
Mouth: the palate is a real basket of fruit: pineapple, lemon, apple, peach and coconut, vanilla, honey and spices.
Finish: very long on fruits and coconut
91/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: straw
Nosing: fruity at first, sharp. Later on sweet, candy stick
Tasting: juicy, oily, waxy, cereal grain maltiness, long flavour development. Superb!
Finish: powerful, long, some pepper.

Comment: very nice starter for the 5th session! Reminds me of a nice Glen Grant 19 y 1991 Duncan Taylor I drank recently.

91/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Mars
Nose: The alcohol is a bit aggressive but get quickly quiet. At this point appear vanilla, lemon and other acid fruits, paper (wallpaper), glue, precious wood and cocoa powder.
Less complex and interesting with the addition of water. It becomes malty with more exotic fruits.
With aeration, appearance of lemon meringue.

Taste: Lemon , acidity, paper, glue, alcohol slightly aggressive, vanilla.
With a little water: More lemon and less complex.

Final: Lemon with exotic fruits. Some bitterness appears after a moment. The finish is very long and powerful. Gain in length with a little water.

Comments: My opinion is divided about the addition of water. But he clearly win with some breathing!

90/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Singlemalt71
Color: Gold.
Nose: Fresh, sweet and fruity. Also somewhat creme brulee...This one reminds me of an old Lowlander (Littlemill?!). The smell is lovely and subtle.
Taste: Warm, spicy (peppery), sweet and dry.
Finish: Long and spicy again.

Comment: A nice combination of taste and smell.

90/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Whiskywardrobe
“Unpromising nose but the really delicious taste. Maybe Redbreast?”
This dram has a gold-like color.
Nose (87): more than average. floral, honey, spices, vanilla, citrus. Very Irish style.
Taste (90): powerful. floral, honey, spices, citrus, vanilla, peaches, wood.
Finish (90): longer than average. floral, spices, citrus, honey.

89/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: Shortbread salted butter caramel (mère Poulard!). Gourmand, appetizing and stylish enough. Does not open enough for my taste.
Palate: soft and sweet. Quite in line with the nose. A condensed fruit but hard to untangle .... The time makes it feel good!
Final: medium, still on the same notes as the nose.
Conclusion: A fruit basket, but which takes time and playing hide and seek ... may frustrate a first time. Deserves some attention here.
89/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Yellow gold.
Nose: Lot's of (good) oak (some virgin one?). Spicy and oaky, with lots of crystalized fruits. And after a while, some slight herbal notes. Quite spectacular, and quite to my liking.
Mouth: Thick and luscious like only old Speysiders can be, with this gorgeous mix of sweet honey and ripe fruits perfectly sustained by the right ABV (53% ?).
Finish: Slightly drying, with a nice exotic aftertaste.

Comment: OK, I fall for it every time, but what can I say... I just fancy these sexy old Speysiders. And even if I'm said it's not a Speysider, and even if I'm said it's not old, I will still love this one.

89/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: dark Riesling
nose: medium to high intensity at the beginning, afterwards medium, alcohol well integrated (feels like a high % but is not disruptive / aggressive), white and yellow fruits, nougat, candied ginger in the background, the flavors are well melted and give a smooth profile at the base with a little dryness and acidity to complete the profile
taste: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, dry beginning, then softer with fruits, from the mid-palate on a slight bitterness adds to the dry / sweet mix
finish: medium

Conclusion: A beautiful multifaced and well melted whisky

88/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Roblanza
color: pale gold
nose; vanilla, peaty, fruity (lemon, minty) slightly floral
taste: very smooth, vanilla and fresh oak, some banana and apricots, the finish is full in flavour, more fruits and more power, ending with smooth vanilla

88/100
WDTS2012-05
Commentaire de Dagde
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: At the opening, the alcohol is present with lemon cream. Time gives a lower density of the cereal and sweet lemon. There are at times almost ammonia-odor without ever being harmful - very ripe blackcurrant - and cocoa. The water makes it more tart - pastry, butter, lemon, chestnuts -. Well posed and offering many facets.
Taste: Very malty with a bitter red fruit - blackcurrant - but also the spice / wood, milk chocolate and vanilla notes. It was still a little acidity. There is a well rounded and successful melted. A slight addition of water removes the excess alcohol with ease. Very nice.
Final: Average malt and vanilla. Always a feeling of citric acid in filigree with a pinch of salt.

Comment: The mouth of this dram is fun especially with a small dilution, without a mountain of complexity. Finally, it lacks only a final a little more personal to score more points. The nose, however, was already high with a nice development where my lemon and malt are already present.
87/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Color: Yellow Gold.
Nose: Nose first whiff on a nice fruit compote, then collapses immediately on fresh notes. very alcoholic Then, very gradually, the fruit returns with notes pastry, and some fresh vegetable. However, note a recurring alcohol prevents the nose to thrive. With time, it evolves on the nose candy caramel coated with chocolate, coffee and milk, ground almonds, nougat.
Taste: Smooth but very woody and spicy. Sulfur also. Warm but not aggressive. Nuts, cashews, pecans.
Final: In the wake of the mouth, long and warm but very expressive.

Comments: A whisky which is rather elegant and relatively complex, but hates water.
87/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by mapi
colour: light tan
Nose: The nose is very pleasant, fresh and fruity with notes of white chocolate. Alcohol gives a particular thickness.
Mouth: the attack is mild. Alcohol comes in a second time to act as the detonator of flavors. Then comes in lilac peacock tail and gives the whiskey a very floral dimension.
Finale: The finale begins gently with an impression of cocoa butter and has a good length

In total, a whisky with a good structure and good balance.

87/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by RX21
Color: Sraw
Nose: Flowers then malt
Mouth: Smooth before coming of peat and hint of lemon
Final: On peat and heather

86/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: gold
Fresh nose on the young pear or apple ... The smell of banana? Looks like I just opened a pack of BAMS. With aeration, it evolves to a profile more "green vegetal". A touch of liquorice, a little bitterness and then returns to the beginning of the next banana. With perhaps a few cereals.
Mouth itching in attack. Hot, very hot and very spicy. But pleasant. Coffee, a little bitter, sugar and many other things (I do not know name ..) make this mouth became quite rich.
Final: vegetal. Bitter but just enough. Long and quite powerful.
Comment classic Whisky. Not really unpleasant. It will lack precision and complexity.
84/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Dede
Color: Gold
Nose: The nose is spicy first, though the present alcohol. Behind, there are fruity (orchard fruits), wax, orange juice and a little ginger and vanilla. Adding water brings out the sweetness of the nose without changing the balance.
Taste: spicy indeed, but without excess, with a pinch of white pepper, but mostly still lacking maturity white fruit flavors and barley sugar. Water enhances the still green fruity aromas.
Finish: Medium length, powerful enough, in the extensions of some green flavors of the mouth, always with a slightly spicy touch of spice and wood speaking on the coconut.
84/100
WDTS2012-05
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: honey, vanilla, lemon tart, shortbread.
Mouth: very sweet and astringent at first contact. Chewing gum with peach flavour.
Finish: long finish on the sweet almond.
84/100

Macduff

2007 (bottling Witch 2012)

Collection
The WitC's Bottlings
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
67 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Cask
Sherry
Cask number
single cask 900352
Dates
Distil: 2007 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 88/100
Macduff witch6
Personal Comment

Colour: Old gold This tasting, like that of the other candidate Witch 2012 (Allt-a-Bhaine) was not done blindly, and the alcohol content of this whisky is even higher. The same consideration is applicable here, too: we must wait a little before dipping the nose in there. Aeration is essential ...

The nose is complex, mixing very fine nutty, malt and sherry notes. Hints of marshmallow. The nose is subtle and pleasantly complex. If the mouth is at the height, we have here is an excellent whisky.
On the palate the first impression is quite surprising. Tastes go all over the place before moving on to more balance. Notes of pear brandy, betraying the youth of the whisky and simultaneously beautiful notes of nuts and sherry, fairly strong contrast with the slight impression of new make. Then, the mouth is moving towards slightly woody tastes. If traces of youth , even subtle,r emain no discomfort at all caused by alcohol. I do not drink whisky a percentage of alcohol at 67% often, and I expected intense burns, but it is not. Body and character, yes ...
The finish is long and powerful. While remaining balanced and extremely enjoyable. Here is a very young whisky but a really surprising one.
90/100


Macduff

31 years

Collection
W&M Collector's Edition
Age
31 years
Alcohol percentage
50,2 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask number
single cask 8886
Dates
Distil: 1980 Bottling: 2012
Bottle
22 of 150 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Macduff 31 Wilson Morgan
Personal Comment

Macduff

2000

Collection
Exclusive Malts
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
57,9 %
Bottler
The Creative Whisky Company
Cask
first fill sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 5799
Dates
Distil: 15-11-2000
Bottle
259 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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89/100
Macduff 2000 CWC
Personal Comment
Color: Dark Mahogany
The nose presents discreet notes of malt and sherry which increase in intensity with time. A slight tingling seems to betray the youth of the whisky. Sherry takes over after a few minutes and then appear beautiful chocolate notes.
The first impression in the mouth is excellent. A mixture of milk chocolate with a slightly woody. Great complexity while maintaining a nice balance. This mixture of sweetness and bitterness gives it a special charm, extremely pleasant.
The bitterness takes over notes of coffee and chocolate milk. The finish is long and warm and provides a lot of fun.
89/100

Macduff

The distillery sites, 13 years

Collection
The distillery sites series
Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
53,1 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Dates
Distil: 2000 Bottling: 2014
Bottle
56 of 84 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength (Special bottling for Limburg 2014)
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88/100
Macduff JW 13
Personal Comment
Colour: Old gold
The nose is between malty notes and quite pronounced spices. A sweet mix of muesli and pepper in the background with some nice fruity notes. A hint of bitterness (gentian) over everything and we are facing a very interesting nose, both by its complexity as by the balance it has maintained.
The first sip is more surprising that really nice, mixing acid notes to the rich sherry with obvious presence of alcohol. Fortunately mouth comes up quite quickly to a nice balance where sherry blends harmoniously with discrete nutty taste and with fruity aromas in the background
The finish is warm and of medium length. Here too we have a few hints of sherry and a soft bitterness of cashews.
88/100

Macduff

Cask Strength Collection, 1995

Collection
Cask strength Collection
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
54,2 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 7871
Dates
Distil: 03/03/1995 Bottling: 05/12/2012
Bottle
176 of 236 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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86/100
Macduff 1995 SV
Personal Comment
Color: Light gold
Alcohol is very active at first. Beyond the first inconvenience due to this strong alcoholic presence that happily settles down quickly, nose gives off a fresh cut grass and subtle floral notes. A bit of sour candy.
The first taste is quite acid and clearly fruity. Here a complexity that the nose had not guessed... A back-and-forth between ripe fruit and subtle hints of bitter between the ripe apple and cashew. Here, no discomfort due to alcohol.
The finish is quite confusing. Between the fresh cut grass and fruits, it is neither hot nor cold. But it is quite long.
86/100

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Macduff

Old Train Line 38 years

Collection
Old Train Line
Age
38 years
Alcohol percentage
50,8 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Cask number
single cask 619
Dates
Distil: 06-1967 Bottling: 06-2005
Bottle
204 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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86/100
Macduff Jack Wieber
Personal Comment
A very nice nose clearly marked by sherry and nice smoke notes. Exceptionally intense, the nose oscillates between classical hints of cereals, very ripe exotic fruits and outstanding, with the same very perfumed ingredients. Sherry and fruit, smoke and pleasure describe the nose the best. In the palate, chocolate notes with some hints of wood before developing on slightly acid fruity notes. This is great art. A nice finish, pleasant and persistent, where the chocolate hints mix with nutty notes in a perfect balance.
88/100
The nose is gently woody while marked by sherry smoothness, plum jam and some spices. A clear veil of smoke appears after a while.
In the palate, quite a firework of fragrances, with chocolate notes, a touch of liquorice (indeed violet), a kind of chocolate impression and a gentle nutty taste which has been present all the time.
The finish is pleasantly warm and quite long.
84/100

Macduff

Golden Cask 1984

Collection
Golden Cask
Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
55,0 %
Bottler
John McDougall
Cask number
single cask 6481
Dates
Distil: 1984
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Personal Comment
Flowers and malt to characterise the first nose. Nice spicy notes follow soon before making room to fresh hints of ripe fruit and cut grass. A pleasantly complex nose.
In the palate, an amazing mix of acid notes (citrus), slightly woody ones (nut) and a clear background of malt to harmonise the whole. Not very complex but a very good whisky.
A nice finish, very pleasantly warm and relatively long which prolongs the pleasure of the tasting.
84/100

Macduff

Glen Deveron 15 years (bottled 1992)

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
40,4 %
Bottler
Official
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84/100
Personal Comment
Quite a complex nose, made from a mix of malt, spices, ginger bread and some hints of yeast. Spices give it a kind of freshness, contrasting with the malt smells. This nose is completely different of the currently marketed bottles.
The mouth is first on malt and develops clearly on very pleasant toffee notes. A touch of spices gives it a nice and pleasant complexity.
The finish is lingering and prolongs perfectly the mouth. The yeast has fortunately completely disappeared...
Amazing quality for a relatively young bottling of a distillery which is not famous for the quality of its young whiskies. Does this mean the nowadays quality has decreased compared to 30 years ago...?
84/100

Macduff

15 years

Collection
Whisky Galore
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
%
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
links & average quote
70/100
Personal Comment

Macduff

Glen Deveron 12 yo. "Importato da Martini & Rossi"

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
(bottling round 1980)
links & average quote
88/100
Personal Comment

Macduff

L'esprit Cask Strength

Collection
A.D. Rattray for Whisky & Rhum
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
61,1 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask
First fill sherry
Cask number
single cask 5778
Dates
Distil: 15/11/2000 Bottling: 19/10/2010
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
BT2011 86/100
Macduff lesprit cask strenght
Personal Comment

Macduff

23 years

Collection
The Maltman
Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Meadowside (The Maltman)
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links & average quote
WDTS2011-05 84/100
Macduff Meadowside 23
Personal Comment
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: Yellow gold
Nose: Medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, basket with ripe fruits, malty, refreshing (like Tiger Balm but less intense), light solvents (disappear while breathing), hints of caramelized almonds
Mouth: Soft attack, then getting stronger (-> medium intensity), alcohol very well integrated, fairly dry start on bitter almonds, becomes softer in the mid-palate, in the end of mouth the fruits takes over
Finish: Short to medium
With water: On the nose the fruityness is even more present, in the mouth less dry and the fruityness appears atthe mid-palate, one of the few whiskys that I prefer with a few drops of water
Conclusion: A whisky that plays on delicateness and complexity, nose and mouth in the same high quality, a little longer finish would have made the psychological breakthrough towards 90 points
89/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Roblanza
Color: Dark straw.
Nose: dry oak, vanilla. Hints of fruit but oak prevails.
Taste: Vanilla, oak and dry fruit.
Finish: Dry and long, vanilla and oak with hints of dried fruit, very smooth in the end.
88/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Amor57
The nose is wooded with herbs and a nice marine character. Then a clear vanilla flavored character is expressed with yellow fruit and sugar. Very pleasant and seductive. On the palate the attack is receding on wood, tannins and fruit green (unripe). These fruits ripen in the mouth to give a smooth red fruit very pleasant. This transformation is done on a dried fruit canvas, licorice and fresh Paris mushrooms. The final, a good length, is essentially dried fruits expressing bitterness balanced by some clear and precise plum and vanilla.
A beautiful harmony, austere whisky and very pleasant to taste.
88/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by mapi
Nose: fresh vanilla and caramel. These flavors fade quickly and reveal beautiful notes of bergamot.

The mouth is very surprising, a little watery but also full of cardamom and turmeric (curry), the mid-palate has a slight sweetness.

The finish is smooth and slightly sweet with flavors of white chocolate

This whisky is very interesting

87/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Mars
Nose: Apple, orchard flowers, menthol. Oily and waxy. Highly melted. With a little water appear notes of lime, more menthol, more oily and waxy. More pleasant to drink.
After aeration, the apricot appears.

Taste: Floral, slightly lemony, menthol, melted, pleasant, fresh.
Appearance of strawberries after aeration.

Final: Sweet, citrus, spices, vanilla, mint. Long and slightly aggressive. Much better with a little water (softer). Aeration brings out the spices.

Comments: A whisky with a nose that I like and which one never tires me. Wax / honey / floral. The palate is a continuation, but lacks a little punch. A little too much spices on the finish (cinnamon, cloves, thyme, bois bandé,...)
87/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by TTN
Nose: Very fragrant, flowers (rose and violet) and ripe fruit, including peach and apricot. To this is added a little vanilla. At this stage, we could already now bet on a classic Speyside.
Palate: Quite oily, both floral and herbaceous, a little nail polish, cherry. The spices are more prevalent, with a little mint aeration.
Overall impression: The nose is enticing, seductive, and I could not resist! Several distilleries could develop this malt, Glenlivet, for example.
86/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Alexandre
The nose opens with aromas of apple, honey and vanilla. It's fresh and tangy. There are also some traces of farm and plants. The freshness remains one of the main features of the nose, later evolving into the pastry cream with a beautiful highlighted honey. Good ventilation makes it warmer, more woody. A beautiful mixture of honey and fruit.

The mouth opens on a beautiful trail sweet, sweeter than the nose. Then, notes of hazelnut and wood appear, before giving way to ripe apple, followed by farm notes and a little of toffee. A beautiful single plan. After aeration, there is also a bit of strawberry and sherry. It's a bit eclectic, but it's not bad.

The finish of medium length, is acidic, always with the apple. We also have a few fruit skins and a slight sourness.

In conclusion, a good whisky, lacking a bit of personality and complexity.


85/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Arno
Nose: cooked apples, Calva and a salted touch. A blend of floral lavender and potpourri scent that reminds me the soap (not great ..). Lacquered wood, precious wood and rosewood. A bit of licorice. Cereal base note. Despite the soap, rather elegant.
Taste: woody and glossy with some bitterness. A lot of smoke mid-palate with insistent peppery accents . We find the floral blend, a bit heavy, from mid to the end, and also grain and tarte tatin.
Final: a note of smoke and leather, mixed with flowers. Salt and a little dry.
Conclusion: probably a low alcohol content. Quite a good malt.
85/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by PatGVA
N: chard apple lemon ginger anise licorice
B: meaty anise salty wet grass
F: short
85/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Straw yellow, white wine.
Nose: The first nose is both fruity and pastry, evokes small tarts strawberry jelly, and then quickly pass on a note of leather, until the pastry side returns. The set is enhanced with a very pronounced tangy note, which also refers to a fruit vinegar. Aeration makes it clear anise and salt.
Taste: oily, following on the nose, but with a more subdued expression.
Final: the perfect extension of the mouth, with a slight hint of bitterness, gradually gaining momentum.

Comment: The nose is very promising but a mouth below. The addition of water weakens any point of view this whisky
84/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: First round and fruity (peach-apricot syrup) with a surprising edge vinegar. More on honey later.
Mouth: mouth on the yeast, a little spicy, less fruity than the nose. Fun but frustrating lack of density. Exotic light in the distance.
Final oilier than the attack, not very long. Retro-olfaction on tobacco!
conclusion
Promising but disappointing finish. I can not say more than he expressed himself!
83/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: exotic fruits (lychee), citrus, a little camphor and chlorophyll.
Confit with aeration, changing nose. A touch of mustard?
Mouth: fruity follows much, some citrus, a little light on the palate. A pinch of salt?
Finish: long on the fruit (peach)
83/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Gold-old gold.
Nose: Smooth, round, on sweet and juicy fruity notes of mango, guava, banana, and orange and some peat smoke.
Taste: Light, juicy, oaky, grassy, fruity, with some peat smoke, passion fruit, guava, tangerine and orange. The finish is medium, slightly oaky, with the same fruity flavours as on the nose, but less intense and on vanilla.
Impression: The nose is very pleasant and fruity, but the whisky becomes lighter on the palate, thinner and slightly more on the wood (vanilla and some sawdust).
83/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Sebou007
Colour : Gold

Nose : We start with notes of honey, wax, yellow fruits, exotic fruits (mango, guava). Behind it, a slight smell of lemon and lime. A nice sourness, which makes you want to taste the thing ! Some coconut, powdered coffee. Some green almond, not ripe enough. Finally, hints of forest fruits perfumed chemical candy (blackberry, raspberry). In the end, some vanilla. Not very complex, the nose becomes quickly binary.

Mouth : Quite disappointing. It stings, the alcohol is very present. Sweet almond, yellow fruits. It warms the mouth. It lacks roundness, exotism (which we found at the beginning of the nose). Still this forest fruits yogurt. Vanilla and a little bitterness.

Finale : Quite bitter (almond), rather medium. Some vanilla, but not much.

Conclusion : A very interesting nose, but a disappointing mouth, which is monolitic and not very round.
82/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Old gold
A nice fruity nose with hints of peaches of great sweetness that is moving towards the scent of acid drops. A soft mixture of sweetness and acidity. The nose is relatively balanced and linear.
The mouth is first in the continuation of the nose but soon appear relatively unpleasant bitter notes. Neither smoothness nor pleasant acidity announced by the nose are at the rendezvous. The mouth is relatively metallic, and very much set back from the nose.
The finish unfortunately prolongs perfectly the mouth, far from pleasant notes that we promised the nose.
After a fairly promising nose that I enjoyed I was rather disappointed with a mouth and a medium finish unbalanced.
81/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Jean-Michel
Color: Medium gold.

Nose: We’re sailing on the same seas than for sample 3. A kindly appealing nose, marked by virgin wood (including acetone, carpentry shop, green banana, pineapple leaves…) Far from being unpleasant, but very modern.

Mouth: We stay in this modernity made of soft spices (nutmeg), warm sawdust, and not much else. Turns to be a bit drying and slightly weakish.

Finish: Wood is still plays the frontman, along with a hint of soft violet liquorice at the very end.

Comment: OK, this one will run down your throat easily, but I don’t feel there was enough risk taken in crafting this malt to help it standing out from the other competitors.
81/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by ALouis
Colour: straw yellow
Nose: rather discreet and very round.
Attack on the fruit, peach and plum syrup, then quickly becomes sweet.
Some anise.
Mouth: mouth shy on fruit and nuts.
Not much to discover.
Final: too short
79/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Blackmalt
Very fruity nose in the first approach with sweet yellow fruit. No..., cider apples. Pleasant nose. Very sweet with a texture, close to waxy aroma and a hint of liquorice with the aeration. Moreover, with the latter, it becomes a bit fresher than in the first nose. The smell of coffee are present with a little alcohol and a veil of cereals.
Mouth: Fresh, sparkling. Nice approach in attack with a very volatile taste of cider apples (same as the nose). Meanwhile the sparkling taste of apples makes even think at some brut cider. It will continue on apple peel with a slightly green and dry wood. I find it lacks punch.
Final: sparkling as it returns warmth to the mouth, long enough but discreet. Here we find the flavours of apples we met before.
Comment: Easy drinking whisky. I did not have much to add except that I liked moderately.

79/100
WDTS2011-05
Commentaire de Dagde
Colour: Golden.

Nose: Quite an expressive and enveloping roundness. It's delicious with hints of candied lemon, sweet melon well. We feel vegetal and orange in the background. character Vented notes vegetables arrive - fennel, zucchini -.

Taste: Watery, monolithic. A bitter citrus - orange sweet - binds to the tips malted assertive as you go. The palate is oily and less greedy than suggested by the nose. Not very complex, especially lack of originality greatly.

Finale: Short listing the candied orange. Hazelnut disappears faster. The tip aniseed knows a reminiscence.

In summary: We shall recognize a promising nose. The rest is boring. Mouth moderately successful on a mixture fall fairly calibrated. The short finish really does not help his business. Rather transparent.
77/100

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