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Overall rating
89.75/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Vintage
02.1979
Bottled
03.1992
Calculated age
13 years old
Casknumber
87.2
Strength
62.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Dec 2009 2:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 100,00

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Whisky Reviews for Millburn 1979 SMWS 87.2

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.75 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Dried fruits figs raisins on the nose, well integrated sherry, good balance, really love these first smws bottlings!

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: Only my seventh Millburn following on from the sixth i had had the night before LINK. This is a natural one, light and distillate led with a grassy/yeasty/honeyed sweetness, apples & pears and a sweaty humidity - a [new] note has appeared twice now. Maybe that’s something to do with my immediate environment perhaps?
    T&F: Light cider, some TTR and fruit tannins,... tales off.
    C: Nice, light, easy, yet complex also. Blog

    Scores a B

  3. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very powerful sherried Millburn. Very rare.
    • Nose
      Old skool nose of raisins, dried figs and dates intermingled with roasted chestnuts. Cigar boxes and tobacco. Kirsch-liqueur as well. Some smoke. A touch of sulphur at the background, but not at a disturbing level.
    • Taste
      Classic sherried whisky with X-mas Cake, prunes and chocolate. Espresso coffee. But also sweetness of dried apricots, Turkish delights and bananas. Later on meaty notes of cured ham. Burnt wood. It's very powerful.
    • Finish
      Long with spices of black pepper and nutmeg. Cinnamon. A little ginger. Tannins at the end.

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