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10 Aug 2012

Miltonduff 1995 (Malts of Scotland)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Miltonduff

I like older Miltonduff for its bright, fruity and bourbonny character, but I’ve never had one as young middle-aged as this Miltonduff 1995 by Malts of Scotland. Note that these new bottlings will hit the Belgian stores after the weekend.

 

Miltonduff 1995 Malts of ScotlandMiltonduff 17 yo 1995 (56,8%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead, MoS 12033, 192 btl.)

Nose: fresh and summery, with malty notes, peaches and pears. Something milky as well – Oolong Milky tea or banana milkshake. Whiffs of vanilla cream and cake. Marzipan. White flowers. Some hay. Fresh oak. Nice oily notes underneath. Very pleasant. Mouth: sweet and malty, with a nice oily texture. Without water the alcohol is slightly tangy. Apples, pears and simple syrup. Vanilla cream. Grows a lot spicier over time (pepper, ginger, nutmeg) with some fresh oak. Nice nougat and honey towards the end. Finish: medium long, spicy with a light oaky bitterness.

Another malt for the summer season. We’re seeing this more than ever: modern whisky that’s faultless yet fairly simple, and seemingly younger than it actually is. The downside is that these whiskies are all quite similar. Around € 75.

Score: 84/100

Miltonduff 1995 (Malts of Scotland) 3 Ruben Luyten 2012-08-10

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  • WhiskyNotes: It says 'single cask Scotch whisky' on the label, so yes, technically it can even contain a bit of Girvan grain. Not that it matters a lot though.
  • kallaskander: Hi there, could be a teaspooned blenders cask... technically not a single malt then.... that seems more probable than letting an IB bring out the fir
  • Glenn Vanbellingen: If you put the 12 y origin at 40% head to head with the 12 y origin 46% you see it immediately or better you taste it immediately.

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