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Overall rating
86.98/100
votes
42
Whiskybase ID
WB118229
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Finished on Sherry Hogshead since 2015
Number of bottles
267
Strength
61.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Finest Notes whiskyclub
Added on
24 Sep 2018 7:13 am by JimmyJones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.00

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Whisky Reviews for Miltonduff 2009 CA

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.98 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sticky

    We already know that the boys and girls of the club The Finest Notes have good taste. For their 10th anniversary they bottled a great Glen Keith. But how time flies: that was 5 years ago already. To celebrated their 15th anniversary, they found this young cask of Miltonduff in the warehouses at Cadenhead’s. The whisky matured on a bourbon cask from 2009 until 2015, but slept its final three years in a sherry hogshead. For me, this is my 20th encounter with this Speysider.

    The nose is surprisingly soft and sweet and quite misleading from an ABV point of view. It does not feel like I am nosing an over 60% whisky. Very fruity, in fact. I get melons, oranges, apricots and mostly a truckload of softly baked apples with a good sprinkling of cinnamon. Some roasted almonds to boot. A lovely autumn nose, if you ask me. But adding water makes it very herbal, offering all kinds of plant scents on top.

    You feel the ABV on the palate from the start. Feisty! And very spicy. The fruit is joined by some rhubarb marmalade and something that reminds me of plums. And suddenly it turns somewhat drying, but not disturbing at all. Lovely body. This is sticky. Diluted it remains equally sweet, but also offers up a green and mildly sour note.

    The finish is very long, feisty and fades away soft and sweet. With water it is all about the spices.

    Lovely autumn whisky that can take some water. Thanks, Marc. And congratulations with your cask selection!

  2. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Today I'm tasting this offering from a local festival's virtual session. Had perhaps two Miltonduff in my journey but with mixed results as I recall. I believe this would be a first in sherry as well. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose starts on damp earth, honey, then cinnamon, perhaps some licorice, faint aromas reminiscent of some virgin oak aged whisky, citrus zest.

    Palate immediately goes to pine like in virgin oak aged whisky, some cinnamon, citrus zest, bit of caramel drizzle.

    Finish is lingering pine, then cinnamon, bit tannic.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. bvrsky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sugared peanut, pear, caramel, cherry, lime, grass, spice and a 'green' edge. With water some caramel
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pear, salted caramel, blueberry, cherry, pine needles and a little peppery sulphur.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Salted caramel, pear, lime and pepper.

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Edwin Lim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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