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Overall rating
85.78/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
3006 Whisky (3W)
Vintage
25.07.2008
Stated Age
10 years old
Casknumber
989
Number of bottles
163
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Sep 2018 8:15 am by Dre73
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 55.95

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39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Miltonduff 2008 3W

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.78 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Dutch whisky forum 10th blind tasting - sample #7
    Not an overly complex whisky, heavy on lighter fruit notes (mainly peach), very palatable.
    I'm guessing 10 years old, bourbon cask aged, (almost) 60% ABV. Could be a Scot (probably Lowlands), but it also might be Irish.

    Turned out to be a Miltonduff, a distillery which I personally only knew from a 1980 MoS sample I had years ago (which was a very good sample by the way, I also bought the bottle).
    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, custard, fresh peaches, canned peaches, mango, a little grassy, a faint cookie note, some almonds, a dusty wood note in the background and a whiff of nutmeg.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A light body but quite a full on alcohol attack, so initially a fair amount of (white) pepper. Easily takes some water, which brings out the vanilla and obvious peach, also some bitter citrus (a bit like pomelo).
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short to medium in length, the peaches again, pomelo/grapefruit, a little honey, warming alcohol with a subtle amount of wood bitters.

  2. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Nickolaas scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. WillemvdK scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Applesauce! And Olvarit. Huh? Yes, really, such a baby meal. Icing sugar, fondant and cologne.
    Taste: Apples and pears, but also pretty sharp. Sweet, but not very soft in the mouthfeel. A bit musty towards the finish, which is very long and pleasant by the way. Chocolate, speculaas and nutmeg - wood spices.
    Verdict: Interesting glass! I like it. But especially because it is not a thirteen-in-a-dozen. Tasty bourbon barrel influences and neat, clean spirit. I like a bottle of this! Balance is moderate, hence lower score than complexity alone.

    Thanks to the Virtual Blind Tasting 10 of the Whisky Forum!

  6. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    My guess was a Clynelish, 50% @ 14-yo.
    Sample #7 of the HWF VBT 2018.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, honey, hay, fresh oak, grass, some mint, some banana, some peach, some salt,
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oily, fatty, honey, hay, yellow fruit, salt
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short, slightly bitter, slightly drying. The honey-covered hay fades away gradually, some salt and yellow fruit die in the background

  7. fgg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A great dram, with character and complexity, but in my opinion too early on the bottle gone, giving him some sharp and bitter edges.
    • Nose
      87 87
      First, what you meet is alcohol, so I'm betting on a high ABV. Below it is a bourbon nose: vanilla, some sweet tropical fruit, peach, apricot. There is a bit of bitterness behind it, some woody things
    • Taste
      84 84
      Punishment, bitter. There is some fruit coming forward, but that bitterness remains around it. Spicy. Pepper.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Body: Nice creamy and round, partly due to the high ABV.
      Finish: Short to medium.

  8. Defeatless scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Without water a good nose, lesser taste and a moderate finish. The picture stays a bit the same with water. Bottled too early? 78 points. Wash everything in the line of the nose, then certainly 84-86. But the taste and the finish really pull this whisky down.

    HWF-VBT 10 # 7
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet and slightly tingling. Little peach, vanilla and some other fruit notes. In the distance some marshmellows and honey. Blooming heather. Little bit of marzipan. Great nose! With water: Then there is a lot more caramel, cream and fudge loose. A reasonable transformation. The previous smells are still there, but the event has become more harmonious.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Sweet, but there is a raw edge right away. Little young in terms of taste. Pretty intense in the alcohol. There is some lime-like. With water: Still a strange taste. Rhubarb shoots in my head ...... Furthermore, after adding water is still quite rough. And there is not much that comes up.
    • Finish
      73 73
      Short medium in length. Recognizable bourbon influences, but the bitterness of the alcohol dominates. First add water. With water: Length does not change much, does not taste even if the sweetness of a bourbon barrel influences. Furthermore, it remains somewhat boring.

  9. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting HWF-VBT 10 Sample 7
    • Nose
      bourbon, zoetje, groene appel, grassig, zoethout, fudge, vanillesuiker, witte chocolade, kaneel, banaan, karamel, lychee, hars
    • Taste
      olieachtig, honing, creme brulee, rode wijn (tannine), vanille, perzik, citrus

  10. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting HWF VBT #10 Whisky #7
    • Nose
      Apple, pear, and vanilla so full bourbon cask!
      Later more heather and honey.
    • Taste
      Starts a bit sour with citrus, green Haribo gummy bears, spices - paprika and cloves. Oily (off note), floral, flowers and ferns. Later also the hard crust of cheese.
    • Finish
      Citrus and floral - buttercups.

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