Macduff 19 year old whisky (cask 5278)

£119

KEY FACTS ABOUT THIS WHISKY

Distillery: Macduff

Region: Speyside, Scotland

Age: 19 years old

ABV: cask strength of 53.5%

Cask ref: 5278

Cask type: first fill ex-bourbon

Bottle outturn: 273

Bottle sizes: 700ml standard

WHISKY TASTING NOTES

Nose: Slightly herbal, with hints of sage and sea salt. Sweetness in the form of burnt marshmallows and strawberries, coupled with white pepper, hints of barley sugar and a hint of violets.

Palate: ‪The sweetness is immediately apparent on the palate, coupled with a little spice from red chilli flakes, balanced against peaches and runny honey.‬

Finish: Medium on the finish, with sweet and slightly savoury notes and an oiliness receding to the background. 

BACKGROUND ON MACDUFF

The stills at Macduff are intriguing things. First, there are five of them (two wash stills and three spirit stills). There is only one other distillery in Scotland that has this configuration: Talisker. But the design of the stills themselves is uniquely Macduff. The lyne arms rise slowly and then take sharp right turns connecting to the shell and tubes that lie horizontally and have after-coolers. All of this extends copper conversion and adds complexity to the whisky. This 19-year-old is the epitome of complex sophistication from a unique distillery.

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: The laws and process do vary state by state, but we ship to the 20 states we're able to.  We use a specialist shipping company which takes care of not only the delivery but also US duty charges and paperwork; this makes it nice and easy for you!  The US stage of the journey is by FedEx and a tracking code can be supplied if you contact Ed (ed@thesinglecask.co.uk). Rates are calculated automatically at checkout, and please bear in mind that the price covers both delivery and US duty.  

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.

For large orders or help: Please contact Ed (ed@thesinglecask.co.uk) if you have any questions, or need help placing a large custom order.

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