Single malt whisky - tasting notes

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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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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