When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
When the hurlyburly’s done,
When the battle’s lost and won.
And now for something completely different, it’s time for another installment of what is quickly turning in to This Whisky Blog. I have acquired a bottle of That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s first batch bottling of Macduff.
The Macduff Distillery Company was founded in 1962. During its existance, the distillery’s official name has fluctuated between Glen Deveron and MacDuff with official bottlings mostly having been released under the former. In 1972, Glen Deveron/Macduff was acquired by William Lawson Distillers Ltd.
The distillery then became part of the Martini & Rossi corporation in 1980. In 1992 the owners Martini & Rossi were bought up by the Bacardi Corporation.
Bacardi put their subsidiary John Dewar & Sons in charge of the Macduff distillery. Dewar & Sons also control Royal Brackla, Aberfeldy, Aultmore, and Craigellachie.
Enough of the history and patter….let’s bash on…
I poured the whisky into a Glencairn glass. I added a teaspoon and a half of water and left covered for ten minutes, The whisky pours a light straw like, almost lemon juice colour. On pouring the whisky is slightly thinner in the glass and flows when rolled around.
On nosing this whisky I am met with notes of lemon, tropical fruit, coconut, sea salt and a candy sugar sweetness. There are notes of herb and ginger in the background.
The flavour is soft with notes of lemon, coconut and sea salt. There are notes of green apple, pink peppercorn and a soft sweetness towards the end of the taste.
The finish is long with notes of green apple sweetness and grapefruit pith.
This whisky is challenging and rewards you with an plethora of interesting flavours which make this a fantastic dram!