House of Macduff Golden cask series, cask #CM259.
This bottling was blind tasted during the Blind Tasting Consortium blind tasting #8 on 20/2/21. To look up past tastings or follow future tastings check out #BlindDrams, using Tweetdeck is the best way.
Appearance – This whiskey is very light in colour, white wine, syrupy thick on the swirl line, and beads up, good thick legs.
Nose – It’s fruity peat again for me, not ash though. Lemon and pineapple, a gentle peat, no slap here, bbq sauce, light seaweed note, there’s also an aroma leaning towards germoline but it’s not as strong, quite a restrained drop to be honest
Palate – Tropical fruits, like a rum cask, mild peatiness, warming but only goes so far. White pepper, ginger, black cherries, coffee Porter ale again, coffee grinds, oak, and slowly becoming darker and more bitter, but not to the point where it’s nasty.
Finish – It’s quite long, and lingering, fruity, peaty, not so medicinal, bonfire ash, frazzles as many have already said, I’m going with Ardmore, or Glenturret, 55% ABV, and I’m getting some drying now, wine cask?
My thoughts – Even though on this particular blind tasting i rated this bottle last of the 5 we tried, i still enjoyed it to be honest, i like independently bottled Ardmore’s, rather underrated in my humble opinion.
Would i buy a bottle? – Yes I’d buy it, not a bad price and another decent Indie Ardmore.
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