Macduff 19 YO 1997
53.5%abv, 273 bottles, Cask #5278
Nose: Slightly herbal, with hints of sage and sea salt. Sweetness in the form of burnt marshmallows and strawberries, coupled with white pepper, hints of barley sugar and a whiff of violets.
Pallet: The sweetness is immediately apparent on the palate, coupled with a fair bit of heat. Red chilli flakes, peaches and runny honey.
Finish: Medium on the finish, with sweet and slightly savoury notes. It does get slightly drying towards the end, with the oiliness receding to the background.