The Single Cask Macduff 23 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish Whisky 700ml
Region: Highland, Scotland
Age: 23 years old
Year distilled: 1997
ABV: cask strength of 51.0%
Cask ref: 5233
Cask type: Oloroso Hogshead
Bottle outturn: 155
Bottle size: 700ml
WHISKY TASTING NOTES
Nose: Dolce leche, toffee, peach liqueur, angelica root, coffee bean, sultana.
Palate: Immediately identifies itself with dried fruits and light rancio, more raisins and prunes, reminiscent of older-styled sherry finished whiskies. Rich and gummy honey, white pepper, nutmeg, cloves, gummy, mandarin peels.
Finish: Lasting, drying, savoury dried fruits and peaches.
One of the more obscure distilleries in Scotland, Macduff has a series of single malt offerings marketed under The Deveron name, although the vast majority of its production goes into blends such as Dewar's and William Lawson. This expression was initially matured in a refill bourbon hogshead before being transferred into an Oloroso hogshead for a secondary period of maturation before being bottled at 23 years of age by The Single Cask.