Miltonduff 18 Years Old Cask Sample – Cask Sample 52.5% (Douglas Laing)
- Single malt scotch whisky
- 52.5% ABV
- Score: 88/100
What they say:
Selected from the vast sample array during our visit to the Douglas Laing & Co Ltd. HQ, I think Tom or Neil may have suggested something from Miltonduff so Jan picked out this one. It was interesting to hear that as independent bottlers, they purchase the bulk of their whisky as new make direct from the distilleries. DL& Co Ltd then age it in their own casks and bonded warehouses before sampling, and deciding the right time to bottle them for consumption. This was from Miltonduff distillery and had been matured a whole 18 years before this sample was taken from the cask.
What I say:
Single cask, cask strength sample of an 18 year old Miltonduff expression (most likely ex-bourbon cask matured)
Fruity peaches tinned in their own syrup, caramel, creamed coconut, some new oak wood, pencil shavings, spicy – possibly alcohol burn/content
Again tinned peaches in syrup are prominent, some vanilla, caramel, new wood, a fruity sherbet fizz orange and cherry (dib-dab)
Medium fruity sherbet and cherry lips sweeties
Not overly complex but a wonderful fruity explosion of flavour from the Miltonduff spirit nature seem to carry through this whisky from beginning to end, I suspect this cask is almost ready for bottling from this sample.