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Miltonduff 15-year-old

Overall rating
80.55/100
votes
138
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

€ 54.63

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138 × member ratings

278 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Miltonduff 15-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.55 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. MaroFF scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    After 15 years of single malt, I expected something more than what happened to me here. Apart from the nice aroma, this whisky did not captivate me with anything special. It is straight and flat in both taste and finish. If Ballantine's, then (IMHO) only blended.
    • Nose
      80 80
      floral, almonds, yeast cake, hay, apples
    • Taste
      79 79
      lemongrass, cinnamon, licorice, green banana, a bit of milk chocolate, green green tea
    • Finish
      78 78
      medium, bitter, peppery, ending again with hints of green tea and chocolate.

  3. MarcinCh scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Quite clear and volatile. Mix of fresh, refreshing fruits with the sweetness of caramel and honey. Light, fruity acidity. Traces of spices.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Caramel sweetness. Fresh fruit, but still slightly ripe. Peaches. A trace of spices. A bit of oak bitterness. The second time a trace of citrus.
    • Finish
      81 81
      The sweetness of caramel, some fruit. A trace of spices. Oak bitterness. Slightly warming up. Medium-length finish.

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

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Martin1965 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Floral notes, peach, creamy sweets
    • Taste
      Fruit (peach, orange), creamy sweets, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium long and sweet

      My first Miltonduff super soft and balanced. I'm looking forward to older and Fassstärken

  14. jankes scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  15. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A good slobber whisky, no more than that. The alcohol percentage of 40% is no longer of this time.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Aromas of flowers, spices, toffee and an accent of cinnamon. The smells all appear very subtly.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet, dark fruit, herbs, licorice, in the background some oak and caramel. I drank better Miltonduffs
    • Finish
      80 80
      The finish is mid-long with notes of dark fruit. Not spectacular

  16. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Malty and dusty nose.
    • Taste
      Very little creaminess and light spices. Not too sweet and thin body.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with wood tones.

  17. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Citrus, caramel, fresh fruits, nuts, almond, fruits in sugar, cake, honey notes on nose.

    Sweet orange, caramel, flowers, milk chocolate, spices and cream notes on palate.

    Middle finish with spices, oak cask, fresh fruits and vanilla notes.

  18. puusj scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Sweet and little spice, as the bottle stated. Only the 40% sadly makes it a bit lame, cs should have been bottled.

  19. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

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