Miltonduff / The Single Malts of Scotland

Miltonduff 1999 Cask #5012 (The Single Malts of Scotland) Review

Miltonduff 1999 Cask #5012 (The Single Malts of Scotland) Another from The Single Malts of Scotland, this Miltonduff (normally part of the Ballantines Blend) is an interesting dram, that is a definite Jekyll & Hyde.

The nose is brilliant, lots of fruity notes and sweets, really enticing, but the palate is an assault on the mouth with spice, pepper and bitterness, I'd actually have to say quite unpleasant, not something I'd pick up at all.

I'm not sure what's gone wrong here but something is definitely askew and water doesn't help. This is one they should have left in the cask or blended away.

If you are brave enough it's still available to buy at The Whisky Exchange or you can brave it in their "perfect measure" size here.

Thanks to Speciality Brands for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

There's an initial winey note, some wine gums, fresh pink lady apples, old fashioned boiled sweets, fresh watery fruits, hints of honeydew melon, and a little Galia melon skin, black currant liquorice sweets

Palate

Where did the fruit go? Spicy, jalapeño chilli, pepper, woody, rough and bitter

Finish

Bitter,spicy, chilli

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Miltonduff 1999 Cask #5012 (The Single Malts of Scotland)
Age: 1999 Vintage
ABV: 54.80
Distiller: Miltonduff
Bottler: The Single Malts of Scotland
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 28/09/2017 by Tom



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