A sweet and spicy 10-year-old Miltonduff matured in ex-sherry casks and released by independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail.
Owned by Chivas Brothers, Miltonduff is a big part of the Ballantineâ€™s blend â€“ one of the biggest selling Scotch whiskies in the world.
The distillery stills are quite large with sharply descending lyne arms â€“ this results in minimal reflux and copper contact to keep the spirit thick and oily. Rarely seen as an official single malt (there have been distillery door exclusives), Miltonduff is an often-overlooked distillery.
Nose: Chocolate and sticky orange marmalade transforms into juicy pump stewed raisins and sweet baked apple. Freshly cut grass notes delicately balance the rich sherry influences.
Taste: Sweet and spicy: comforting butter candies weave with roasted hazelnut followed closely by orange zest, cinnamon, and mouth-warming pepper maturing into plum and fig jam.
Finish: Long with highlights of chocolate and stewed fruit finishing with lingering winter spices.
This expression is part of Gordon & MacPhailâ€™s Discovery series, which showcases classic whisky styles under the sherry cask, bourbon cask and smoky banners. Gordon & MacPhail is one of Scotlandâ€™s oldest and most respected independent bottlers and have one of the broadest and deepest collections of maturing Scotch whisky.
- Single Malt