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Macduff William Lawson's (blend)

The commercial is better

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

3rd Feb 2010

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This blend is rather popular in France and has been getting more attention in Belgium as well, thanks to the dazzling and witty black/white television commercials of the handsome toughies in kilts.

The blend is a concotion of Stephanie McLeod, who is Master Blender at William Lawson. She clearly chooses for a light, fruity blend - no surprise as the Macduff distillery is situated smack in the middle of the orchards of the Duff House Estate.

It is a dram of different fruity, completely unpeated single malts (20%), blended with grain whisky, all matured on sherry casks.

It has a nose of flowers, apple pie and banana - if you do not suffer from a cold, because the nose is very light. Too light, in my opinion, same as the body.

Nothing much happens in your mouth. This is quite flat, I think. You'll get a whiff of toasted cereals and just a tad of vanilla and toffee. But oh so light, again. This dram does not get me excited.

Finish, you say? What finish.

While I truly enjoy the very nicely made commercials from an artistic point of view, this blend leaves much to be desired.

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