The Apprentice #2: Miltonduff 10 Years Sherry Cask

 

 Join our own Chris Chambers as he discusses this fantastic bottle.

About

You could be forgiven for never having seen a Miltonduff Single Malt before, but at one time it was one of the largest Scottish producers towards the end of the 19th Century.

Taking its name from Milton Farm, where the distillery is located,
and the Duff family who were the owners of the estate, it has been producing a lighter, more fragrant style of Single Malt Scotch whisky.

Gordon & MacPhail is possibly the most respected Independent Bottler in Scottish whisky history. Established in 1895 in Elgin, a town in the north of the Speyside region, the quality of their stocks is the envy of many a collector.

The bottle you have just received is an unusual release, having been fully matured in ex-sherry casks. This adds a more rich and fruity dimension to change its typical profile. A great way to explore how dramatically the choice of cask can affect the spirit over time. Enjoy!

Guidance

Tasting notes are a guideline only. Everyone responds to the flavours in a whisky in different ways, so you may describe it differently.

Palete

Richness from the sherry, with notes of chocolate and butterscotch. Some light herbal notes from the distillate peek through to enhance the complexity of this fine dram.

Nose

Sweet fruit and sherry trifle! What more to say?

Finish

Warm spice with some distinctive jammy notes. A great way to round off the evening.