History Miltonduff distillery was established in 1824 by Robert Bain and Andrew Peary. Hiram Walker (Ballantine’s) bought the distillery in 1935, and installed Lomond stills in 1964, though these were subsequently removed in 1981.

The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

Official Bottling
Independent Bottling
  • Miltonduff 32 Years Old 1981 Single Cask 5066 (2014) - Miltonduff 32 Years Old 1981 Cask 5066 ~ 53.1% (Adelphi) 53.1% ABV, £148.71 Score: 84/100 What they say: A single cask #5066 from Miltonduff distillery bottled by Adelphi. Distilled in 1981 and […]
  • Miltonduff24yo1990 Miltonduff 24 Years Old 1990 Small Batch (2014) - Miltonduff-Glenlivet 24 Years Old 1990 Small Batch (55.3%, Cadenheads, Bourbon HHs, 474 Bottles, 2014) 55.3% ABV, £89 for 70cl Score: 87/100 What they say: Nose Lemon grass hint of cumin, cloves and […]
Càrn Mòr
  • miltonduff-10-year-old-2008-claxtons-whisky Miltonduff 10 Years Old 2008 The Single Cask (2019) - Miltonduff 10 Years Old 2008 The Single Cask whisky review: A delightful cask strength and relatively straightforward/unfussy expression. The cask has had plenty of influence here as you would expect from 1st fill, making this very palateable. The balance is in favour of cask over spirit character here which works very well. I'm not sure I am any closer to uncovering the DNA or character of Miltonduff after these expressions but they were both very pleasing and enjoyable. 83/100
Douglas Laing
  • miltonduff-9-year-old-2007-cask-11177-provenance-douglas-laing-whisky Miltonduff 9 Years Old 2007 Provenance (2019) - Miltonduff 9 Years Old 2007 Provenance whisky review: Fruity with ginger spice and plenty of cereal influence - pretty solid for a reasonably young expression. 82/100
  • Miltonduff 18 Years Old Single Cask (2015) - 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 […]
Duncan Taylor
  • Miltonduff 2008 Duncan Taylor Pre-Post-Octave Miltonduff 2008 Post-Octave (2018) - Miltonduff 2008 Post-Octave whisky review: A much more complete whisky, more body and some dried-fruit and further addition of spices more than fill in the gaps where the Pre-Octave sample was a little lacking. Nice to see plenty of elements of the original retained especially that fresh floral and lemon on the nose. 83/100
  • Miltonduff 2008 Duncan Taylor Pre-Post-Octave Miltonduff 2008 Pre-Octave (2018) - Miltonduff 2008 Pre-Octave whisky review: This Miltonduff is just not quite there. Lots of good qualities, light, refreshing, floral, fruity and sweet on the nose but the palate is too spirity and vaporous. Along with the colour I'd suggest a good start in a refill ex-Bourbon hogshead but not quite ready to drink yet. 70/100
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Miltonduff-10yo-GM-distillery-labels Miltonduff 10 Years Old Distillery Labels (2018) - A pleasant expression which even at 40% ABV reveals different facets with or without a drop of water added. Personally I feel it's strength lies in the relaxed & softened baked fruit and honey character, so preferred this one after a drop of water was added. 83/100
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • The Whiskyphiles SMWS 72.36 SMWS 72.36 Holy moly! (2015) - Miltonduff 31 Years Old 1981 72.36 Holy moly! (44.6%, SMWS, Refill Bourbon HH, 51 Bottles, 2013) Speyside single malt scotch whisky 44.6% ABV, £169 Score: 91/100 What they say: Cask No. 72.36 […]
  • smws-72-49-totally-scrummy SMWS 72.49 Totally Scrummy! (2016) - Miltonduff 11 Years Old 2004 72.49 Totally Scrummy! ~ 60.7% (SMWS) Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Miltonduff Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society ABV: 60.7% Cost: £49.60 What they say: […]