Miltonduff 21 Year ‘Old Malt Cask’ single cask - August 2018
Miltonduff 21 Year ‘Old Malt Cask’ single cask - 50% ABV - £74.95
Single Cask Refilled bourbon Cask NumberHL13271 – distilled in April 1995
No of Bottles 269 – bottled in Feb 2017
Chill Filtered No
A 1995 vintage Miltonduff from independent bottler Hunter Laing as part of the Old Malt Cask series.
Master blender – selects a few single casks from dozens sampled each month
Nose: Crème caramel, apples, shortbread; Caramelised fruit, honey and a touch of toasted bread.
Palate: Sweet toffee, Vanilla custard, pears; molasses; Peppery oak spice, dark chocolate, juicy orchard fruit.
Finish: Dry & sweet; Sugar-dusted pancakes with a squeeze of lemon.
Miltonduff Distillery - Speyside
Founded 1824 – Elgin, Moray
Source The Black Burn
Equipment 3 Wash stills, 3 Spirit stills
Capacity 5,500,000 litres of pure alcohol per year
Owners Pernod Ricard > Chivas Brothers > Allied (since 2005)
Miltonduff Distillery located on the site of the old mill of Pluscarden Abbey (13thC), outside Elgin.
A stone from the original Abbey is retained by the distillery. The distillery's water source is the Black Burn which flows from springs near the aforementioned Abbey.
Miltonduff distillery was established in 1824 by Robert Bain and Andrew Peary - shortly after the legalisation of whisky production. Rumour has it that it has previously operated as an illegal distillery under the name 'Milton'. The 'duff' addition probably comes from the family Duff that owned the lands surrounding the distillery.
Used in Ballantine’s and Chivas Regal blends..