Macduff 23 year old (cask 5233)



Distillery: Macduff

Region: Highland, Scotland

Age: 23 years old

Year distilled: 1997

ABV: cask strength of 51.0%

Cask ref: 5233

Cask type: Oloroso Hogshead

Bottle outturn: 155

Bottle size: 700ml 


Nose: Dolce leche, toffee, peach liqueur, angelica root, coffee bean, sultana.

Palate: Immediately identifies itself with dried fruits and light rancio, more raisins and prunes, reminiscent of older-styled sherry finished whiskies. Rich and gummy honey, white pepper, nutmeg, cloves, gummy, mandarin peels.

Finish: Lasting, drying, savoury dried fruits and peaches.


One of the more obscure distilleries in Scotland, Macduff has a series of single malt offerings marketed under The Deveron name, although the vast majority of its production goes into blends such as Dewar's and William Lawson. This expression was initially matured in a refill bourbon hogshead before being transferred into an Oloroso hogshead for a secondary period of maturation before being bottled at 23 years of age by The Single Cask.

For us, one of the best aspects of a good single malt whisky is its ability to bring people together. So when we created our bottles we wanted to design something that felt like a decanter - meant to be passed around a group of friends, new and old, as they enjoy sharing a dram together.

Our bottles have a good weight to them, making them feel substantial and giving them the presence a good whisky deserves.  We've offset the label, so that the whisky is centre stage; it shows the natural colour of the liquid clearly and proudly.

The label clearly and transparently shows you all the key information, including: the nature of the liquid (for example, single malt scotch) where it was distilled; how old it is; and how strong it is.  All our liquids are natural colour and non chill filtered.

Our bottles come in two sizes: 700ml, which is our standard for our main releases; and for some of our expressions, 100ml minis.

Packaging: All our bottles are shipped in a specialist anti-shock 'air tubes'.  These create a sleeve of air around the bottle to keep it safe and protected while in the post.  The air tubes are then places in discreet, plain, cardboard outer boxes.

UK shipping: We offer next-day delivery as standard, and you will receive a tracking code so you can monitor the progress of your delivery. The postage cost is a flat fee, so you can order as many bottles as you like for the same postage price.

EU shipping: Rates are calculated automatically on check-out, and shipments are sent using the major international delivery firms.  You will receive a tracking code so you can monitor the progress of your delivery.

US shipping: Unfortunately, as of this moment we do not ship to the US due to technical issues with the delivery company. As soon as it is fixed, shipping will be resumed. Please subscribe to our newsletter to be one of the firsts who receive the good news!

Rest of world: We're pleased to ship to a large number of countries, with rates calculated when you check out. You will receive a tracking code so you can monitor the progress of your delivery.  Please remember, there might be local taxes you could need to pay in your country.

COVID update: We are pleased to be able to continue shipping whisky to your door.  All our operations are done in a COVID secure manner with health and safety of utmost importance.  While we endeavour to ship as quickly as possible, the reduction in flights between countries has impacted airfreight; this means some international orders may take a little longer than usual.

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