Miltonduff 2008 TOF

Overall rating
85.76/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB148347
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Old Friends (TOF)
Vintage
03.11.2008
Bottled
02.09.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Amarone Wine Barrique
Casknumber
700957/2008
Number of bottles
327
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 feb 2020 6:57 pm by Ralf
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.71

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Whisky reviews for Miltonduff 2008 TOF

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.76 points.

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Full ripening in Amarone is rare; this one is really successful! An intense, young, demanding and already very good malt - the barriques (European oak) are unmistakable in nose and taste!
    [Color] = mahogany;
    • Nose
      intense nose; with water: raisins, red wine, burned matches (sulfur), spicy oak;
    • Taste
      with water: strong, powerful, fruity (raisins, grapes), vinous, red wine, fructose, roasted aromas, tobacco, swelling spices, lots of oak;
    • Finish
      long finish, cocoa, dark chocolate, lots of oak in the finish!

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  3. notesofmalt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    2008 - 2019, 11 years, 57.9% alc. Bottler: The Old Friends. Aging: Amarone wine barrel no. 700957/2008

    Nose: Blackberry liqueur with cinnamon, with ripe grapes on the one hand and raisins on the other. This is followed by a light note of cocoa and matches, some burnt coffee and marzipan.

    Palate: Starts off intensely sweet with raisins, rum balls and dates, then moves on to roasted nuts, tobacco and gunpowder. Add cinnamon and nutmeg. A light sulfur component runs through the background.

    Finish: Long, chocolate with nuts and raisins, followed by dry cocoa powder and Greek mocha.

    Conclusion: Heavy sherry whisky of modern times, many aromas in a few years of storage. 84/100 points (2022)

  4. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Creamy, cherry, sour, chocolate

    taste
    Creamy, cherry, chocolate, wine, tolerates water

    finish
    Medium length, spicy, fruity

  5. zurbaran scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    The nose is really nice and looks very full and round, tending to be more mature than 11 years. Unfortunately, the sweet fruit flavors in the mouth are quickly overshadowed by a clear note of sulphur, which also dominates the finish. It would be a great whisky just from the nose.

  6. glenrob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. PersonalWhiskyCoach scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Needs a lot of water and more time. Not drinkable for me. I like the influence of the Amarone barrel.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Abadon05 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice full maturation and the Amarone barrel gets through very well, but not too much.
    He lacks some complexity.
    But if you like whisky + wine barrel, you will get your money's worth here.
    In my opinion he loses completely with water, i.e. a non-swimmer, and the alcohol covers everything (especially in the nose).
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose can already hear the Amarone barrel clearly.
      Clear spicy wine notes with red berries.
      So did the alcohol.
      But the nose makes you want more.
      Likewise light grape sugar notes and dark honey. Finally, a certain mustiness, which makes him think older than he is.
      After some time and with a little water, roasted aromas are added.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet, fruity and spicy. The mustiness continues (is it due to the Amarone barrel?). The spiciness of the alcohol is somewhat noticeable, but much less than the almost 58%. Since the alcohol is well integrated. You can drink it without water. Lemon now comes out clearly.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Dry.
      Here too you can see the full maturation in the wine barrel.
      For me the wine barrel comes through too strongly. It's gone incredibly quickly and all that's left is a little lemon and honey and the wine notes.

  9. CIB914 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. sr_tobi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not for sulfur allergy sufferers

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