Origin: Highlands (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ageing cask: Ex-Bourbon barrel
Additional Coloring: No
Owner: J & A Mitchell & Co Ltd.
Average price: € 70.00
Official website: www.cadenhead.scot
Another bottle from Cadenhead’s (endless) Authentic Collection, this time in the Highlands with a thirteen-year-old from the distillery of Macduff, which in independent bottlers finds new life.
Distilled in 2006 and poured at cask strength (albeit rather low) in 222 bottles in February 2020, it’s not to be confused with another Macduff of the same vintage but bottled the previous year and at a higher strength.
Light gold in the glass.
The nose is beautifully fresh and youthful, with herbaceous and spicy wood notes that pamper the nostrils. Lots of vanilla and yellow fruit (peach, apple, pineapple), kiwi, honey, a touch of nutmeg and lemon, nut bread. A classic.
The sparkling youth is confirmed on the palate, with a good sprinkling of pepper and ginger on a soft, sugary body of fruit and meringue, lemon cream and touches of almonds and walnuts.
Medium-long, dry finish of anise, almond and lemon.
A simple, straightforward, almost textbook, well-balanced whisky that may not shine with great personality but certainly doesn’t disappoint, offering a pleasant, relaxing dram, which is sometimes just what you need.
Reviews of Cadenhead’s whisky in the blog:
Cadenhead’s Arran 22yo
Cadenhead’s Aultmore-Glenlivet 12yo 2006
Cadenhead’s Balblair 8yo Small Batch
Cadenhead’s Ben Nevis 21yo
Cadenhead’s Bowmore 17yo
Cadenhead’s Bruichladdich 22yo
Cadenhead’s Caol Ila 30yo
Cadenhead’s Clynelish 17yo
Cadenhead’s Dalmore 18yo
Cadenhead’s Glen Grant-Glenlivet 20yo
Cadenhead’s Glen Scotia 27yo
Cadenhead’s Glenrothes 1997 20yo Small Batch
Cadenhead’s Ledaig 22yo
Cadenhead’s Rosebank 15yo