An 11-year-old single malt from Miltonduff bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 17 November 2009 and bottled March 2021 as an 11-year-old after a Pedro Ximenez sherry cask finish. 646 bottles at 59.7%. This is the 42nd AWW release.
Owned by Chivas Brothers, Miltonduff is a big part of the Ballantines blend, which is one of the biggest selling Scotch whiskies in the world. The distillery stills are quite large with sharply descending lyne arms, this results in minimal reflux and copper contact to keep the spirit thick and oily.
Nose: Cinnamon, coffee beans, treacle toffee and juicy plums.
Palate: Full-bodied, rich and elegant. Chocolate truffles, raisin fudge and sherry trifle. Liqueur-esque.
Finish: Rich, lingering, with a touch of sweet spice.
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.
- Single Malt