Miltonduff 2009 WDS

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whiskydudes (WDS)
Stated Age
11 years old
Ex-Bourbon Barrel / 1st fill Oloroso Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Feb 2021 10:12 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.95

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Whisky Reviews for Miltonduff 2009 WDS

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.76 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I got to taste this whisky through a blind pre-lauch sample given by the owner. This one screams European oak. Initially I was believing this was a cognac or something (I had to taste it blind), since the European/French oak influence is so obvious, but it also was too clean for something like Armaganac to me. But does this make it a ‘glencask’ whisky? Nope. This whisky is bottled at the right moment and the touch of the active cask really adds to the whole.
    • Nose
      This nose is quite genius. Fruitiness & Freshness. There is a big hit of freshness on the nose. Green herbs are responsible for this. The combination of well layered European oak influences are a delight. Red grapes, leather, cinnamon and wood polish. There is also some sort of grain-like flavor to be found. It reveals it’s younger age but it also confirms to me that this whisky is not completely dominated by the cask, although the cask influence is pretty clear. So that’s a positive :)
    • Taste
      The palate is very well rounded after just 11 years and at CS. It’s rich and full of flavor. Licorice, dried plumbs, ripe banana’s and red grapes. A pleasant mouthfeel with a very good balance at CS. This does not need water.
    • Finish
      Medium-long length. In the finish quite surprisingly a short whiff of grain-like glue passed by. I did not see that one coming. After that, the cask restores the balance but it gives a nice lively touch to it. The European oak offers quite some pleasant oak influence. It’s giving tasty and juicy fruitiness and a good, fresh herbal layer.

      This whisky is certainly not boring, it’s rather exciting. A lot is happening and it sends you in several fun directions, before ending in the good one. My Miltonduff experiences where rather boring so far, with maybe a couple of exceptions. This is such an exception. For me this is worth buying one or two bottles.

  2. danilo scored this whisky 81 points Super Administrator

    The distillery character is not recognizable to me. Not balanced and way too much wood for my taste.

  3. glenenz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Think of a pastry shop in Italy with all kinds of pastries, cookies made from folio dough, tutti fruit on biscuits and cream. This whisky is a party in your glass. Full, creamy, balanced, all kinds of fruit, sweet spices such as a dash of cinnamon, cardamom. But also old leather, a bit dusty. Truly an intriguing whisky! You keep smelling it.

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      A very distinct and rich fruitiness, candy, gummi bears, some waxiness, cherries, red currants, orange zest, peach, apricots, sultanas, dried figs, toffee, fudge and creamy milk chocolate, slight notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very creamy and a little waxy, lots of fruit, peach, dried apricot and dried figs, sultanas, toffee, chocolate, cocoa powder, slightly drying at the back of the mouth with a peppery spiciness, nutmeg and clove.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long: fruit syrup, dried apricots, chocolate, a hint of fresh leather, wood spices like black pepper and clove.

  5. Doublehorn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    This whisky may be (too) heavily sherried during its four year stay in an oloroso sherry octave, but I like the end-result very much! It doesn't remind me of any Miltonduff I have tasted at all, but it is really well-balanced, not unlike older bottlings of Longmorn and the likes. Sweetness all-round, spices, leather furniture, wood-polish, Christmas-cake, a whiff of sulphur and the sweet smokiness of a camp-fire. And all these aromas take turns coming in the foreground every couple of minutes. A private party in a glass, worth sharing with good friends.

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's the cask that does much of the talking here, but I don't mind listening.
    • Nose
      Richly sherried without it becoming too dry, there are notes of pralines, cocoa powder, pinewood and mint with a touch of cherry tobacco. Plenty of fudge, as well as just a tinge of figs, mocha and orange peel.
    • Taste
      Oily and sticky with preserved oranges and subtle wood spices like nutmeg and cracked black peppercorns. A whisper of Madeira and milk chocolate too. Water makes it even creamier and brings out apricot marmalade and an assortment of candied fruits.
    • Finish
      A touch of resin and aniseed with some orange peels. Long.

  7. Steven79 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. pyrotukker scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    Round nose, pretty heavy in the mouth. Too heavy somehow. Not bad not good.

  9. Marcel74 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This whisky has finished 4 years in a fresher oloroso hogshead.. so it is a bit drowned in the barrel ... but it does turn out interesting. A few ml of water does him good
    • Nose
      The nose starts with heavy sherry notes and continues in leather, waxes, cinnamon, almost cooked red/dark fruits such as blackberries, sweet dark plums, dates and raisins.
    • Taste
      The tongue is covered with a syrupiness of that dark fruit.. heavy sherry in the form of dates, raisins and almost wax.. in the background are spices that I can not identify
    • Finish
      The finish is relatively short, but you see that more often with those sherry bombs

  10. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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


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