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- Brand: MacDuff International
- ABV: 40%
Had to buy this cheap blend because of the Islay influence, Laphroaig malt has been used in the making. Also some Speyside content is present.
This isn't as bad as I thought it would be, surprisingly tasty for its kind. I think the malt percentage is high. But the Islay feel isn't big, like my title suggests. More like an Island feel.
Nose: Promising start with coastal notes. Salty, seafood mixed with air breeze. Some grainy notes and Speyside sweetness. Vanilla and creamy toffee.
Taste: Sweet, very light and bit watery. Speyside is there surely. Malt dominates more than the grains.
Finish: Sea salt and spices, some medicinal notes and sour notes. Even in the finish the grains don’t show that much – which makes this delicate blend a good one in my book.
Balance: Not the most balanced one but nicely malty side. With more character it would rank higher. Still, a good score from me, when thinking about blends.