Macduff 21 Year Old, 1997, Old Particular, 51.5%Macduff
A wonderfully elegant bottling from independent bottler Douglas Laing, whose passion for selecting the finest single casks is very apparent in this 21 year old Macduff.
This lesser known Highland distillery is a gem when you find it bottled as single malt. Here it is aged for 21 long years in a single ex bourbon hogshead, giving the floral and gently waxy spirit character precedence.
On those nose, there's sweet and creamy notes of custard creams, macaroons and toasted almonds, followed by a lovely floral and honeyed palate with plenty of body and layers of intriguing character. There's soft minerality and a little bit of funk lurking underneath, adding complexity to this otherwise sweet and clean dram.
One of our favourites from DL's 'Old Particular' range, with only 326 bottles available.
Natural colour and non chill filtered.