Miltonduff 1999 20 Years (The Whisky Exchange)
The Whisky Exchange has released many single cask exclusives over the years, but last year they launched its first range celebrating the shop itself. So far nine bottlings have come to market with one already reaching legendary status. Some have sold out, others are still for sale. The entire set of nine can actually still be bought, albeit in mini size.
One of the ones that’s still available in a full size bottle is a 20-year-old Miltonduff, matured in a single hogshead. It is actually a sister cask of a release that was bottled a few years back by Elixir Distillers.
Miltonduff 1999 20 Years (50.7%, The Whisky Exchange, C#5015)
Nose: Some floral honey, vanilla, a whiff of cardboard, green apple peel and lemon custard too. Hints of fudge and a freshly cut lawn as well, and even a tiny bit of chalk.
Taste: Great creamy mouthfeel followed by bright (yet subtle) yellow fruits and caramel. Some subtle spices, mainly cloves, and apple skin. There’s a drizzle of menthol somewhere too.
Finish: Lingering spices and ending on grassy and vanilla notes. A touch of melon too.
Rather delicious. I usually like my bourbon matured whiskies a little fruitier, but this Miltonduff manages to keep things interesting because of a good complexity and great mouthfeel. Available here.
Sample provided by The Whisky Exchange
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.