Macduff 19 year old
This delicious 19 year old Macduff single malt whisky spent its entire maturation period in a single ex bourbon cask. Just 273 bottles were released at natural cask strength, with no artificial colouring nor chill filtration (the way it should be).
The whisky has a complex nose with herbal undertones, burnt marshmallows, and barley sugar. The palate is generous with dried apricot, light honey and dry straw.
This distillery is located in the outskirts of the village of the same name on the Moray coast. This distillery was built in 1962 as a mini whisky boom was unraveling in the post-WWII era. Macduff distillery was built using funds provided by a brokering firm based in Glasgow and was soon sold to Italian drinks company Martini and Rossi who managed it through their William Lawson brand.
Production capacity was increased in 1990 and a range of single malt whiskies was released. The whiskies were being sold under the name Glen Deveron. Young releases were being bottled to satisfy demand for blended whisky in Italy in the 1990's.
In 1992 Martini and Rossi were bought by the Bacardi corporation. The blending arm of the Bacardi group, John Dewar & Sons, took control of the Macduff distillery. In 2014 the whisky was relaunched and re branded. Its current name is The Deveron.
The style of whisky produced by this distillery is delicate and fresh with nutty undertones and grassy aromas.