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Overall rating
85.67/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
10.2008
Bottled
12.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Madeira Finish
Casknumber
5983
Number of bottles
337
Strength
50.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Misprint (Ardmore) on the back label
Added on
30 Jan 2020 2:46 pm by IsleofArrik
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 77.90

5 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Miltonduff 2008 MBl

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.67 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Finishing a rather fruity and green whisky in an oxidised wine cask could be considered a risk: if not integrated very well, both sides are rather contradictory. That's what happened here if you ask me. There seems to be a constant fight for dominance by the bourbon cask and the Madeira cask. For me, the finish was the best part (as the bourbon cask accepted that it had lost the battle).
    • Nose
      79 79
      Knowing that this is a single cask bottling, it's noticeable that this is a finished whisky. The character of the spirit and the first maturation in bourbon wood are still slightly noticeable (melon, vanilla, pear, grass), but the finish has had a dominating influence that any oxidised wine can have: a fleshy/meaty side with oxtail soup, wet earth, and (tobacco) leaf. It gives this whisky a bit of a split personality.
    • Taste
      77 77
      The taste can easily be assesed as a rollercoaster. The oxidative and meaty part leaves a certain meaty, dry side, where the bourbon wants to get across with sweet vanilla, green and spicy notes. It's an odd combination: not really layered but rather two separate blocks that are struggling for dominance. It's doesn't add up in my system. It doesn't feel as complementary, rather as contradictory.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Moderate, with more dominance to the Madeira finish now. Old grapes, dried fruit, leather. A bit of spice and mint.

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Was just a short impression from a small sample remnant, but it didn't convince me 100%. Okay, but expected more since he was considered the secret winner of the current Maltman release.
    • Nose
      creamy, slightly nutty, marzipan, nutmeg, rather spicy, fermented fruits, orange, slightly floral, malty,
    • Taste
      oily, sour fruit, cereals, bittersweet, tart, orange, nuts, relatively clearly oak
    • Finish
      tart behind, chewed fruit bowl, vanilla, chalky, dry mouthfeel

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