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Miltonduff 15-year-old

Overall rating
80.58/100
votes
122
Whiskybase ID
WB100565
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ballantine's Series No. 002
Bottled
21.03.2017
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
American Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LKRL 1079 2017/03/21
Barcode
5000299613252
Added on
06 Sep 2017 6:27 pm by Candide

Average value

€ 48.39

6 × in wishlist

122 × member ratings

236 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Miltonduff 15-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.58 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Colour: dark gold

    Not bad at all, this is an easy going dram that may please a large crowd. I could recommend this to people that are fairly new in the game.
    Beyond this, I didn't find any unique selling points that make this whisky stand out of the crowd. If you like a fruity, minty and slightly waxy dram with some dried fruit, it may suit you very well.
    • Nose
      82 82
      The nose is quite friendly, in the Miltonduff style. Don't expect an explosion of flavours, it's quite modest. It's mostly bourbon-driven, but has some sherry influence. Vanilla and toasted coconut are most prominent, along with mint and yellow fruit. Wood, allspice and dried fruit (raisin) complete the nose.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Medium bodied, rather rounded, and smooth. It starts of quite juicy on juicy raisins and yellow fruit, then it gets creamier with butter, vanilla and pastry notes. After that, was and mint follow. Towards the finale, allspice returns from the nose.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Quite short, leaving a bit of bitter grape seed, white grapes, spice and honeyed malt with toasted muesli.

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. DistiLesha scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    N: 17 T: 19 F: 22 B: 23
    • Nose
      tobacco from standard cigarettes from the store
    • Taste
      bittersweet, fruity, pear-apple-pineapple, sunflower oil
    • Finish
      bitter, long-lasting

  4. alkisd8 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    A very Sweet and tasty whisky.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet nose with vanillas,caramel fruits,boilef fruits, honey notes.
    • Taste
      82 82
      More vanilla and caramel fruits with some pergamont notes
    • Finish
      82 82
      Smooth and sweet/bitter Finish.Balanced good.

  5. keizerjos scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    From FvdV. Sample 317.
    Powerful, spicy and fruity, it pops out of the Blenders glass. I sniff wood and a touch of sherry, vaguely damp cellars. The beautiful orange glow that falls over the apple juice color makes it very visually appealing, like an advertisement for whisky. That he is only 40% amazes me; the smell suggests a higher percentage.
    The bottle is bottled in the Ballantine's series; it is a purveyor, so to speak, of Ballantine's, the blenders that worldwide have a larger market share than all Single Malt whiskys combined.
    The first sip is mild, softly sweet, with a touch of smoke on the front of the tongue. Now the 40 percent is recognizable. It doesn't have a real punch, there are some nut flavors and a bit of tobacco. The aftertaste is short and businesslike; a warm, satisfying wood glow remains in your mouth. Unimpressive but I don't spit in it. A beginner's whisky, nothing to fault, bland, soft, mild, friendly, a bit boring.

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Rather leafy and herbal - would qualify as digestif
    • Nose
      84 84
      Green fruits, little citric, lime, malty, dry hay, hints of honey
    • Taste
      83 83
      Punchy, oily, more green fruits, little sweetness, lemon zest, little grapefruit, nutty, spices, little herbal, little leafy
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, warm, more herbal, more zesty, more leafy

  8. kaljakori scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    For 40€, good bang for buck. Could of course be made better with higher abv and all that jazz, but let's be real, they didn't target the hardcore whisky fans with this release. Absolutely, could've been a cracker with more natural presentation, but even at current prices, it's good value for money.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Floral, fruity, fresh herbs. Some honey, but somewhat subtly. Vanilla and a some citrus.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and sour, hay, lemongrass, orange peel.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Apples, pepper, slight cinnamon.

  9. AdamsB scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Price too high for quality but it's a very good 15 year old whisky.
    • Nose
      Taste of autumn, hay, dry flowers, cinnamon, mustiness
    • Taste
      Hay, cinnamon, lemongrass, clove
    • Finish
      Hay, dried apple, pepper

  10. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This is a friend of everybody. Yet a good intro to the distinct malt of Miltonduff.
    46% or cs might have made this a stunner.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet and fruity. Some foam banana candy. Quite some vanilla. The smell is distinct, but doesn't have many layers. It's not bad though. Some milk notes.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet and creamy, little sour notes and some straw.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short-medium length. A tad bitter and woody. Yet there are some sweet notes, but not much of an impression

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