The Whisky Exchange had a live Q&A on Facebook the other day, and someone asked their whisky ambassador Billy Abbott what his favourite whisky of the moment was.
He suggested this Miltonduff 1999 in the Single Malts of Scotland series, so I got curious and had to have a look.
Miltonduff 20 yo 1999 (52,2%, Single Malts of Scotland 2019, bourbon hogshead #5014, 236 btl.)
Nose: a youtful profile with bright fruits (juicy pears, peach, orange candy) and subtle floral / herbal notes. Touches of bananas. Sweet barley. Vanilla biscuits. A wee hint of bubble gum in the background. Enjoyable.
Mouth: creamy, with sweet yellow fruits (bananas, peaches, greengages), later also grapefruit and lemon zest. Growing hints of imoncello. Sunflower oil. Some green and bitter notes too. Almost a hoppy note even.
Finish: medium, zesty, with green tea, cereal notes and a bit of mint.
Quite a light, youngish profile on the nose, and a slightly austere Lowlands style on the palate. Really spirit-driven, not often seen these days but maybe not totally my style. Not available any more, but a sister cask was bottled as a 20th Anniversary bottling.