“Macduff distillery produces its own brand known as Glendeveron and sells to the trade as Macduff. Not one of the better known names, I am always happy to receive samples as it is a high quality distillate and with the right casks has provided some amazingly good malt whisky over the years.”
This whisky was matured in refill hogsheads for the first 11 years, before being reracked into a ex-Pedro Ximénez butt for an additional 18 months. The nose immediately gives away the use of PX wood; Images of sweet raisins, Dundee cake and cinder toffee dance round one’s head. The palate is lively and quickly flavours of cinnamon and fresh fruit salad appear, developing into sweet cherries and plenty of viscous PX character. An exceedingly long finish brings more seasonal flavours of spice and dried fruit, perhaps the perfect dram to wish Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!