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Overall rating
87.62/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Rare & Old Selection
Vintage
1987
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Bourbon + Nicaragua Rum Barrel Finish
Casknumber
17805
Number of bottles
162
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
02 Oct 2017 5:40 pm by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

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Whisky Reviews for Miltonduff 1987 AC

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.62 points

  1. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Thirty years old, including five years in Rum Barrel "Finish", that smells and tastes good. Eccentric malt, intense, independent, powerful, delicious, very many rum flavors.
    For me, however, at the same time on the edge of "too much", similar to extreme as the Glendalough Mizunara here are the mountain pine / resin shares very extreme.
    • Nose
      Mountain pine, slightly overripe pineapple, lychee, freshly sawn wood, moist soil, tree resin, light smoke
    • Taste
      fat-oily, sweet, creamy, spicy, it smells thick syrupy coconut cream with extra cocoa, the (still slightly overripe, slightly fermenting) pineapple, sweet-tart, pepper, ginger and cardamom, the pine needles and the light smoke , also the resin, cane sugar, lychee
    • Finish
      Laaang, spicy, some coconut sweetness, especially the spices, the fresh pine needles and the smoke remain in the mouth for a long time ... and then add some coffee and suddenly mint ...

  2. domani scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Like so many rum-finished whiskys, this does not come out of interesting status. Unfortunately, the long maturity helps more to bring the price-performance ratio out of balance. The nose is clearly in front. On the palate, where the influence of the barrel is recognizable, it becomes too complicated; but thank goodness does not totally take the fun out of this whisky. The finish, just medium, delivers a bittersweet, woody note - 05.01.2019
    • Nose
      Fresh spring nose, damp wood, wood shavings, pineapple, lychee, orange juice, Campino fruit candies, toffee, fresh herbs, herbal, mint, curry
    • Taste
      Tart, cool texture, very dry, herbs, woody, the last sip of ginger tea which provides a soaked piece of ginger and spiciness, vanilla sugar, cake batter or light cake cream, the influence of the rum is felt here and you get a hint of rum flavor delivered, Lychee, the sweetness of a freshly squeezed carrot juice, molasses
    • Finish
      medium

  3. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. TechnOBY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    It showed promise on the nose, but ultimately this Miltonduff from Alambic Classique did not quite get there.
    • Nose
      Opens up on touches of pine and wood glue, but is rather shy at first. Then some light floral notes, as well as damp leaves and saw dust. Now finally a little more expressive, with sultanas and peaches and lychees. Some sweet lemonade as well. Keeps changing and improving it seems.
    • Taste
      Sweet arrival before a harsh chili heat takes over. Quite thin and unremarkable, with lots of cloves, coconut and a bit of vanilla. The influence from the rum barrel is disappointing. Becomes a tad sweeter with water, but it's hard to call that an improvement.
    • Finish
      Bitter oak, spices and soft sweetness. Medium in length.

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This forest and herbal aromas is already interesting. It's a good whisky. However, he offers me almost too little depth for the price. There is not a big bottle of it.
    • Nose
      Wow. Am I in the woods right now? Spruce twigs. Forest floor. Tree resin. Wood dust. Forest honey. Herb drop. These aromas determine the nose. Including then fruit. Physalis. Apricots. Yellow gooseberry. With water these forest aromas decrease and it becomes more fruity.
    • Taste
      Undiluted has quite a power. First the oak tingles. Then passion fruit. Quince. Apricot. Again these forest and herb notes. The fruit is more reserved in the mouth than in the nose. Now comes sharpness to it. Chilli oil. With water it becomes creamy, sweeter and fruity. Some coconut milk. For that, the forest aromas lessen again.
    • Finish
      Pear dish. Grapefruit. Tree resin. Rum. Oak.

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. Ed Radour scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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