Overall rating
88.37/100
votes
128
Whiskybase ID
WB142716
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 19034
Number of bottles
305
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
13 nov 2019 7:38 pm by OpenBar_PMI
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 189.00

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Whisky reviews for Miltonduff 2004 MoS

34 users have left 34 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.37 points.

  1. Holzwurm scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Maraschino cherries, plums, chocolate, dark fruits, tobacco, liquorice, cereals, not super complex but pretty much flawless dark sherry, quite nice

  3. Gregorsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    88.5 points
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Lakerfield scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This was nice! Not much of a Miltonduff, but very much of a good sherry cask. I expected a modern sherry beast but was happily surprised to get some of that oldschool flavours. A rarity with newer whiskies at these age. If the palate was a 1:1 copy of the nose I'd buy every bottle I could find. At 100 euro's, a real good deal back then and a clear recommendation.
    • Nose
      It has something 'Kavalanesque' and that means some good oloroso. I spy a quality sherry cask here. We have apple skin, prune, grapefruit, raisin, orange oil and pineapple. Then dark chocolate, caramel, speculaas, jaffa cake and cherry cola. Oak, honey, walnut, sour cream, balsamic vinegar, leather, wet tobacco and a touch of eucalyptus are there too. Oldschool sherry, is that you? Up to a degree it is. No complaints!
    • Taste
      Oily and sherry driven of course but a firm step up from the majority nowadays. There's blood orange, apricot, prune, passion fruit and sour cherry. Followed by the darkest of chocolate, marzipan, caramel and cherry cola. Furthermore leather, ginger, oak spice, almond, balsamic, gravel and some sawdust. Personally a bit too much on the dry side. The nose promised something sweeter. A true sherrybomb from the upper shelves tough.
    • Finish
      Long and drying. Lots of dark chocolate, blood orange, caramel, muesli and roasted almond.

  6. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Really nice if you are a sweet sherry lover, but very limited in the range of grades.
    • Nose
      Pure nut chocolate, leather, chestnut, dates, mocha, black cherry, nice, but really not a wide range
    • Taste
      Black cherry, dates, raisins, very dark and sticky, mocha, cinnamon, a lot of chocolate, manuka honey, a few wild berries
    • Finish
      Raisins, dates, black cherry, medium length

  7. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes from an online blind tasting
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Dark amber

      Nose:
      Starts pretty neatly with leather and dried fruits. Sweet rum raisins and moist pipe tobacco. Freshly oiled oak. Plum and spice cake batter. In addition, a sour touch. Reminds me something of warm sauerkraut juice. Juniper berries and bay leaf.
      With a little time in the glass, cherries, raspberries and hints of gravy. Behind a floral, fresh scent. It's like fabric softener. Great nose ...!
    • Taste
      Spicy - sweet start. Now also a lot of boom. Hadn't given the nose away before. Sweet figs and greased leather. Sour cherries, plums and again the spice cake batter.
      Tart tobacco and more herbs in the second sip. And now the fresh - floral one again. Fermented, sour dark berries. Slightly woody bitterness behind it.
    • Finish
      Rather long. First sweet, then floral sour. Again the "fat" creamy one. Pastes the whole mouth.
      It also tastes great ...! I liked that very much.

  8. ThorstenH scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    As Tommi said, unfortunately great
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Pa_G scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  11. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Interchangeable

    This is already the fifth cask of Miltonduff that Thomas and his team have bottled. This time it’s a sherry cask – very active judging by the color – that slept about 15 long years. Looks like we are in for a sherry bomb.

    Yup, from the minute I put my nose in the glass, I’m overwhelmed by ‘deep sherry’ as I like to call it. Immediately dark and sweet on typical heavy sherry notes like milk chocolate, furniture polish, chicken broth, candied plums, hazelnuts, caramel and caramelized wood. Add some eucalyptus and cooked cola and you’ll start to get an idea what this malt smells like. Only downside: when nosed blind, I would not have the slightest idea what malt this is. The distillery character is completely overpowered by the sherry cask.

    Despite the high ABV, the arrival is pretty slick. Nicely oily, almost syrupy. Very spicy on nutmeg, black pepper and cloves. Candied ginger and some aniseed. The dark and sweet taste offers prune in a marmalade on steroids, raisins, roasted hazelnuts, chocolate… but midpalate a bitterness kicks in as if I just bit down on the pith of a pink grapefruit. The malt is once again incognito.

    The finish lasts eternally and makes this Miltonduff quite the ‘enjoy-whisky’. At the death some salted caramel makes an entrance. I quite like it.

    A bottle will set you back some 140 EUR, but it’s a fair deal for this lovely stuff. But again: the malt is interchangeable for any other non-peated malt because of the elaborate influence of the sherry cask. Thx, Manny.

  12. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Hazelnut; Spices (clove); Raisins; dark chocolate; a bit like old furniture;
    • Taste
      90 90
      spicy; dark chocolate; now also a nice fruitiness; dark forest fruits (like jam), tender bitter chocolate and dried fruits
    • Finish
      90 90
      delicate tart oak; Chocolate (already heading towards espresso); the oak really comes into its own and makes an excellent flavor

  13. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Cube PL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Dried dark fruits, plums, cherries, dark raisins, a bit of %, then some oil paint, carmelised sugar, maybe a bit of maggi/balsamic vinegar at the back,
    • Taste
      cocoa, bitter sherry, hazelnuts, warm wood, raisins in 90%chocolate, some cherry pits, nutmeg, allspice,
    • Finish
      Fair& long, nutty, sherry, some nutmeg, wet oak in the back(in a nice way)

  15. Abadon05 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice and definitely not bad. Not a bad sherry influence and of course, the sherry dominates, but doesn't overlay the whisky. Even if you don't notice anything of the distillery character. He definitely doesn't need any water.
    Those who like sherry will get their money's worth here.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Almonds, very dark cherries, dark chocolate, hardly any alcohol, red berry mix, a little walnut, a little bit of dextrose and lemon, softwood
    • Taste
      87 87
      Nice sweetness combined with a little spice.
      The influence of wood can also be felt.
      Leather and tobacco notes are added.
      Glucose and lemon. Some chocolate.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length.
      Get a little bitter and dry. But there is also the sweetness. Some grain. It remains a forest honey sweetness and cherry.

  16. Banzai scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose took a bit to get up to speed, but in the mouth it delivers what you expect from the frame data and the color, I like to drink that too.
    • Nose
      Almonds, a bit difficult to access, grassy, the sherry influence is definitely there, but somehow not tangible, quite fresh, the almonds turn into hazelnuts, which I find more pleasant, time helps him, now sherry is sure to take hold, raisins, some chocolate, he changes really massively, I have a drink in between, yes, after the first sip it is now a real sherry nose, why not just like that?
    • Taste
      Oily, here directly sherry, solid, for chewing, raisin concentrate, sour, but also sweet, dark, intense, slightly nutty, Hanuta, espresso, in the mouth it delivers directly
    • Finish
      the mouth is still full of aromas, raisins, or rather plum, because of the acidity, hazelnuts, the mouthfeel becomes drier, pleasantly fading, like Rittersport nut chocolate

  18. Erik1908 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This was part of a MOS lineup with my friends.
    My first Miltonduff if I remember well, and a one which I will probably forget easily. Sherry much dominated; I could not find anything in here which could lead to the characteristics of this distillery. I guess interchangeable for any other sherry dominated whisky
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  19. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Part of a MoS tasting I had with friends.
    We all had mixed experiences with Miltonduff. Especially since Miltonduff is a rather neutral spirit without an very outspoken character. It is a blendfiller for a reason. The average scores here have us enough to hope for but we ended up rather disappointed. This is nothing more then modern day GlenSherry in our opinion.
    • Nose
      A very one dimensional nose. Loads and loads of sherry influences. Raisins, red fruits, nuttiness and spices like laurel. This nose is dominated, if not completely overshadowed, by the active, and probably far from empty, sherry cask. The only Miltonduff signature that might have survived the aggressive sherry cask a bit, is the chalkiness that is to be detected. This is quite often being detected in there nose of a Miltonduff.
    • Taste
      A sharp and Poirot integrated layer of alcohol. With lots of water this problem is solved but also the body becomes to thin. Apple syrup and again lots of sherry influences.
    • Finish
      For a sherrybomb an unexpected short finish. Dried wood, dried herbs and again raisins.

      For a modern day whisky drinker this could be a real treat. This is the type of dram you can impress your visitors with because of the intens color and outspoken taste. But for me this does not do it. Miltonduff whisky is nowhere to be found and it’s all about sherry. The lack of own character is disappointment.

  20. RobbievdB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Well I’ve got not much to say, this is a typical modern day GlenSherry. The Miltonduff is completely overshadowed by the barrel. Raisins, dates, liquorice, chocolate, forest fruit, Christmas spices.

  21. edhunter15 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This milton duff has its strengths especially in the nose and on the tongue. With its intensive aroma package, it is relatively rough, but the intensive interplay of mouth-watering chocolate, the fruit aromas and the spicy oak provide exactly what you are looking for in an intensive sherry ripening. In the finish, the aromas are less pronounced, but the whisky presents itself as a real sherry board that is definitely fun.
    • Nose
      Intense chocolate flavors, which are particularly evident in chocolate luggage, vanilla ice cream soaked in chocolate sauce and chocolate-coated almond chips, characterize the first nose. These are complemented by old leather aromas, spicy oak and slightly bitter espresso, which gives the malt a certain depth and maturity. A clear sweetness is particularly borne by the aromatic chocolate with this milton duff, but there are also aromas of sweet dried plums, cranberries, apricots and salty caramel.
    • Taste
      The chocolate also sets the tone on the tongue, resulting in a nice interplay with berry notes (forest berry jam, cranberries). The whole is encased by old-looking leather and cigar aromas as well as a pleasant oak flavor.
    • Finish
      The full chocolate and fruit aromas are only present in the background in the finish. A slightly bitter oak dominates here, which is somewhat less harmonious due to a lot of espresso and slightly charred wood.

  22. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  23. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  24. Jour.Ray scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The initial price was 99€

  25. wncvirus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Plums, sherry, lots of chocolate, pleasant sweetness.
    Taste: Lightly dry, quite nice flavor. A lot of coffee, chocolate. Very strong and intense aroma.
    Rating: 90|100 Finish is quite long, slightly dry. Very nice whisky.

  26. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This bottling does not completely convince me. Nose very good, especially without water. Raspberry chocolate-coated with 80% cocoa with roasted chestnut and a little "chest of drawers".
    Mouthfeel drops a bit, barrel character kills the other flavors. The finish is disappointing - quite bitter / bitter and not very complex - not particularly long either. I already had better things in the glass from MoS ...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      73 73

  27. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  28. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  29. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  30. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  31. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately nice. Bad, bitter sherry board. Cocoa 85 +%, with water but also fruit to discover. But who needs it in his Espresso Ristretto? hot!

  32. Wolfbat85 scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    A real cocoa bomb. Great bottling.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  33. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose is beautifully dominated by intense, dark sherry aromas, some milk chocolate, wood polish, menthol and nut. In addition beautiful caramel and coffee, in it dipped biscuit. Charred wood and intensive seasoning. It does not really look sweet in the nose either. (With a little bit of water he looks much sweeter)
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the palate a very intense and powerful dark sherry with decent spice. The spice is still really in the frame despite the intensity ... not overloaded. Crazy as the palate is hogged, beautiful espresso bitterness shakes the tongue with some acidity. Overall, a super dark, malty experience with neat roasted aromas. The sweetness is still a bit reserved, shows up with a little water much more pleasing. Brutal corners and edges can be ground more smoothly with water. You can lose something.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Super nice intensive finish with caramel salt and some briquettes.

  34. Urdin scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

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