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Wemyss Malts Lead on Macduff! 2002 (distilled at Macduff), 46%

Price: $96 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

While most Wemyss Malts' releases are named after flavor descriptors, this one adopts a well-known Shakespearean reference. A sherry butt filled in 2002 gave an out-turn of 854 bottles. The nose offers toffee bonbons, coffee with condensed milk, and finally farmyard aromas. The palate is relatively sweet, with spicy sherry notes and contrasting mildly citric fruit, plus a slight earthiness. The finish is medium to long, with lingering spice and a carry-over of coffee from the nose. £57