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May 22, 2013


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Can you have too much Miltonduff?

I haven't got much to say about Miltonduff, maybe because I haven't found many very inspiring bottlings in the past. But never say never... Oh, I remember, I had a great one in January, a very old 20yo for Forth Wines. And a Samaroli in April...

Miltonduff 22 yo 1989/2012 (50%, Chieftain's, hogshead, cask #6, 8 & 10, 1058 bottles)

Miltonduff 22 yo 1989/2012 (50%, Chieftain's, hogshead, cask #6, 8 & 10, 1058 bottles) Three stars and a half Colour: gold. Nose: bags and bags of apples, juicy ripe ones and green ones as well. And cider apples. And plain cider. The fact is that I like apples, so I do enjoy this nose. Also the touches of vanilla and warm sawdust, as well as this cinnamon (pie)... More oranges after ten minutes. With water: orange juice with added custard and cinnamon. It's a cake! Mouth (neat): much in line with the nose, on just the same notes of apples, oranges, vanilla and cinnamon. The whole's quite big and powerful. With water: same, more or less. More apple juice, maybe cherries. Finish: not too long, with a little more sawdust and grass coming through. Liquorice in the aftertaste, as often. Comments: it's not a very wide profile but pleasure is there. Some classic 'medium' Speyside. SGP:451 - 83 points.

Miltonduff 30 yo 1982/2013 (50,1%, The Whisky Agency, refill bourbon hogshead, 269 bottles)

Miltonduff 30 yo 1982/2013 (50,1%, The Whisky Agency, refill bourbon hogshead, 269 bottles) Three stars and a half Colour: white wine. Nose: unusual. The grass, vanilla and the fresh oak are loud, and so are the porridge and the muesli. As always with The Whisky Agency, there's something happening in the whisky. There's also something bizarrely metallic (copper coins) and touches of dust, as well as a little washing powder. Or is it Woolite? A very funny nose! With water: makes a U-turn and becomes much akin to the 1989, that is to say to some orange cake straight from grandma's oven. Aspirin tablets (wee whiffs). Mouth (neat): we're very close to the 1989 now, with the very same oranges and apples and then more cider. That's right, it's a kind of ultra-powerful cider and you cannot not think of Calvados. Tastes rather younger than it actually is. With water: same plus a little mint and other fresh herbs. Finish: of medium length, a notch grassier and more bitter. Comments: a notch wackier than the 1989 and so a little funnier and more entertaining, but I don't think it's very sexy whisky. SGP:461 - 84 points.

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