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Lead On MacDuff! [Wemyss Malts]


Lead on Macduff! (for those who are not well acquainted with the works of one, W.Shakespeare) is a famous quote from Macbeth,but actually It’s rather a misquote as the original text states “Lay on, Macduff, and damned be him who first cries ‘Hold! enough!’” well, close enough right? and a very very cool name given to this 2002 young-ish whisky distilled at Macduff distillery. You may know this distillery also as Glen Deveron (it has 2 names, and the distillery name changed a few times between those too), currently owned by Bacardi via John Dewar & Sons. 11 year old, and bottled at the regular 46% abv used by Wemyss…

Lead On Macduff, 11 yo, 46 % abv,£56lead-on-macduff-2002-wemyss-malts-macduff-whisky

Nose: Fresh green grass. Meadows. Oak. Lemon and malt. Fresh , with a nice vanilla and oak feel…

Palate: Oily feel to it. With a ginger tingle on the spicy vanilla and oak. Then some apple and syrup. Some toffee and stewed fruit. A bit of dirty sort of smoke as well in the background.

Finish: Sweet wood. Apple. Malt sugars. And a distant smoky almost ashy note.

Young, but quite enjoyable. One of my first MacDuffs for sure. I have to seek out more to make up my mind about this distillery, though.

Score: 83/100

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