A 10-year-old single cask from the Miltonduff distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 17 November 2009 and bottled March 2020 as a 10-year-old.
Matured in ex-bourbon barrel #701585, there were 236 bottles at 58.5%.
Miltonduff is one of the Chivas Brothers' distilleries and is currently part of their succesful Ballantines blend. More single malt expressions have been appearing in recent years, with the independent bottlings particularly impressive.
This is a great example of the distillery at relative youth, but with plenty of character.
Nose: Cereal and custard creams. Floral hints. Apple strudel with pineapple notes.
Palate: Medium-bodied, tingly and creamy. A double serving of dessert - banoffee pie and vanilla cheesecake - with a splodge of ice cream on the side… and some butterscotch sauce.
Finish: Spicy. Deep, buttery and creamy.
Infrequent Flyers is part of the Alistair Walker Whisky Company, which was established in 2018. Walker, son of Billy Walker (GlenDronach/BenRiach-now-GlenAllachie), has over two decades of working around Scotch whisky in various capacities.
The name Infrequent Flyers refers to the cask selection process and Alistair’s penchant for discovering and introducing excellent single casks from distilleries not often experienced as single malts. These includes malts earmarked for blended and sometimes owned by bigger companies who have not released them regularly or consistently to the market.
The first batch of whiskies from Infrequent Flyers to make it to Australia arrived on shelves in June 2020, with further selections arriving late December from subsequent batches.
- Single Malt