Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Barreliers (TBa)
Stated Age
06 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
62.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Jan 2018 9:45 am by The Barreliers
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 46.90

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33 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Miltonduff 2011 TBa

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.07 points

  1. Dalm scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strong in the beginning, the alcohol is noticeable.
      He needs some time in the glass to open.
      Honey, vanilla, malt, peach and marzipan.
    • Taste
      Again, the first alcohol present and pricklet on the tongue.
      After the salivation has begun I find honey, malt and slightly dry oak.
    • Finish
      Warming, sweet from the honey and slight bitterness from the oak

  2. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A great, young and above all honest whisky. https://mrbarleycorn.com/2018/03/07/miltonduff-6-years-the-barreliers/
    • Nose
      Hui, he has power. Nice fresh in the nose and if you have grown used to the 62.1%, clearly vanilla and caramel flavors come to light. I can also spot tangerines and peaches, which are aided by green apple water.
    • Taste
      Subtle honey sweetness, vanilla, ginger, you can feel the alcohol. This manifests itself in a pleasant tingling on the tongue, no burning, no scratching. Over time, the bright fruits are plowing their way again, revealing delicate tangerines and apple notes, which benefit from a splash of water.
    • Finish
      Finish: medium, malty, mineral, and again mandarins (a great alliteration).

  3. zaphod155 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The whisky brings all the flavors you would expect from a first-fill bourbon ripening at this age. The alcohol is well integrated. The youthful impetuosity is still there, but by no means negative. The vanilla and honey are dominant. The price of 47 € is appropriate in my view. https://www.talkingaboutwhisky.de/2018/01/13/quick-notes-miltonduff-6-jahre-the-barreliers/
    • Nose
      At the beginning, slightly nutty and grainy. With time comes more and more sweetness and vanilla. A hint of roasted almonds. In addition, some apple and subtle a hint of orange. The alcohol does not bite in any way.
    • Taste
      Dry-sweet onset. It comes a little bit peppery at the beginning, but it decreases quickly. Vanilla and honey are becoming more and more prevalent. In addition, green apple and young sugar melon. Gradually, the nutty note comes along with a woody spice.
    • Finish
      Medium long, warming with sweetness and light spice.

  4. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This young Miltonduff is very strong which one would expect due to its high alcohol content. But the first-fill Bourbon barrel provides beautiful, almost tropical fruit notes, which complement nicely with the sweet vanilla and the toffee/caramel flavours to a harmonious dram. This is kept in a beautiful balance by the oak spice. Despite the 62%, abv this one tasted much better to me neat than diluted. A well-chosen, young, wild but mature looking single malt.

    I thank The Barreliers for the complimentary sample!

    • Nose
      The nose starts off with a potpourri of vanilla, apricots, yellow apples and bananas. Lingering notes of toffee arrive, nicely mixed with blossom honey and a hint of oak spice in the back. The alcohol is already well integrated and not pungent at all.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity on the palate with a delicate mix of mainly apples and apricots. Now the high alcohol content becomes noticeable: very warm with a white pepper note, ginger spice and a hint of dry oak. Oily and creamy with vanilla and acacia honey. Very mouth-filling!
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm and creamy with caramel and honey. Becomes drier on the tail with oak and wood tannins.

      With water: There's less fruit on the nose when a splash of water is added. Still sweet with vanilla and caramel. Seems to be a bit fresher with a hint of citrus in the back. Still sweet and fruity on the palate, accompanied with white pepper and oak spice. Less oily and creamy with milk chocolate and a hint of blossom honey. Less warming, too. The finish is a bit shorter and fairly dry with oak, tannins and pepper.

  5. waal scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    He is young. No question.
    But he is really good, without any junk and in the total package worth every penny.

    I am more than positively surprised! I like the.

    I would buy as a large sample.

  6. waal scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    He is young. No question.
    But he is really good, without any junk and in the total package worth every penny.

    I am more than positively surprised! I like the.

    I would buy as a large sample.

  7. The Barreliers did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Aroma: Warm honey meets a lot of vanilla and a fruity mix of apricots, bananas and apples. In the background are notes of caramel.

    Taste: Very oily and creamy. Honey, malt and apples. Getting drier with time.

    Finish: Slightly dry. Caramel sweet and some oak.

  8. DramJammin scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. larswehmeier scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Honest, tasty young whisky with good value for money.
    • Nose
      Sweet and spicy at the same time. Honey and vanilla meet grains and cereals. After the first sip he becomes fruity. Shows apricot and banana. The alcohol is super involved.
    • Taste
      Strong onset but pleasantly creamy in consistency. Spicy honey. Cocoa. Some oak on the palate.
    • Finish
      Drying. Some cocoa powder. Remains mild and does not look metallic.

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    A great 6-year-old ... who still lacks a bit of complexity - where should he have her out !!!

    [Color] white wine;
    • Nose
      sweet honey, cereals, peaches, a lot of vanilla, alcoholic topping;
    • Taste
      diluted: intensive strong sweet onset, cereals, cereals, malt, honey, yellow fruit, buttery, young, wild and interesting;
    • Finish
      medium length finish, caramel, dry in the finish, oak;


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