Miltonduff 2009 WDS

Overall rating
86.90/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB176819
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskydudes (WDS)
Vintage
17.11.2009
Bottled
18.11.2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrel / 1st fill Oloroso Hogshead
Casknumber
701506
Number of bottles
108
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
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

24 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.90 points.

  1. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. DavidH. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Sherrycask1996 scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    Nose;
    A bit sharp at first but leave it for a good 40 min and it gone, orange, fruity, nutty and sherried.

    Taste;
    Soft, fully but round. Very balanced. Oak is present and the soft sherry supports it. A very soft oloroso type, sweeter sherry. Caramel, creamy malty. Bit pepperry.

    Finish;
    Long, slowly changing into soft sweetness. Candy like, grapes, raisins.

    Whiskydudes dared me to try it again; but this time good, with patience and an open mind; and i am amazed! Thanx edwin for the chance and faith! Trying whisky with different perspective turned it fully around. Pleasant cask influance. feels like the distillery character is very intact and the cask is supporting. Really reminds me off cognac. Soft edges, nothing bad about it. Just slightly missing that wow factor.

  6. Steven79 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. pyrotukker scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

  8. Marcel74 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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

  9. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite a decent Miltonduff. Shouldn't have been longer in the sherry cask. Could have been a bit shorter in there in my opinion.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity in a way that Oloroso can be fruity. Quite a nice layer of the sherry on the nose. It holds even after a while.
      Underneath there is some toffee and some fudge, so a nice bourbon basis!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Initially bittersweet, like bitter oranges. But after that the Oloroso finish kicks in with loads of red fruit.
      With some water this one tames down to a very nice and easy drinking proper sherried whisky. Still the bittersweetness is in the background.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long lenght. Burst of red fruit again. This is a bit chalky in the background and a tad dry.

  11. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Orange, herbal candy, blueberry, mocha, cherry and rubber.
    • Taste
      A herbal sweetness. Ricola, or is it Jägermeister? Orange, cherry and blueberry.
    • Finish
      Ricola, orange, caramel and almond.

  12. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  13. 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.

  14. Casketje scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good quality cask - fruity, bit of marzipan, touch of leather, very enjoyable really. I couldn't detect any spirit character but with Miltonduff I'm not sure if that's even a bad thing. Adding water flattened it out for me though, wasn't expecting that.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very balanced whisky, same aroma's and flavors from nose till finish. A lot of red fruits, powerful, very pleasant. Alcohol is very present but never disturbing.
    • Nose
      Lovely nose, fresh fruits and floral and vegetal, plants. Ripe apples, rhubarb.
    • Taste
      Pretty powerful, intens. Fruity, red fruits, berries, floral. Later on it gets more smooth, but still intense. Some honey.
    • Finish
      Still powerful, a lot of red fruits, berries, a little bitter touch, warming, long finish. Cassis.

  19. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  20. 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.

  21. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  22. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

  23. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  24. 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.

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