Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Chairman's Stock
Stated Age
26 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Jun 2011 7:56 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 270.00

10 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Millburn 1974 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.77 points

  1. DannyDram scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Woody, citrusy, honey, beeswax. Medium intensity
    • Taste
      92 92
      Orange, melon, candied fruits. Medium to pronounced fruit pressure
    • Finish
      92 92
      Some resin and wood. Long finish, honey, lemon and grapefruit persistent.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Quite powerful, good complexity - water recommended
    • Nose
      88 88
      Intense, green fruits, orange zest, dry hay, little grassy and earthy, minerals, limestone, green tea, whiffs of honey
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very punchy, oily, subtle sweetness, little fruity, green apples, peaches, pears, some citrus fruits, infused tea, hints of seaweed, spices, pepper, ginger - pretty good
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, burning, orange drops, grapefruits, zesty

  3. gango4 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Alcoholic in the nose. Sweet for beeswax. With increasing warmth more grapes, fruity and less sweetness.
    • Taste
      Strong dilution necessary. Slightly salty in the mouth and slightly smoky, slightly maritime, coastal whisky-like. Furthermore, still bright fruits.
    • Finish
      Sweet ending. Sweet fruits, little barrel. Smoke?

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I o not think water is needed with this one, there is no doubt it is smother with water but I like its power on the palate.

    A good IB, not many Millburn about these days, worth looking for at auction.
    • Nose
      Fruity on lime. lemon, honey, cinder toffee and slight cigar smoke mixed in with show polish.

      I recognise it as Millburn, it smells like the 1969 Rare Malts OB 35 year.
    • Taste
      Thinner on the palate than I was expecting and slightly bitter at first.

      It settles down quickly on honey mixed in with pineapple and and slight notes of kiwi fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium length and slightly sweet.

  6. Titi94 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Whiskyfun.com (August19, 2014):

    Colour: gold.

    Nose: we’re well in Inverness. Glen Albyn, Glen Mhor and Millburn were different distilleries, of course, but I’ve always found that they used to share some similarities, for example this grassy, sooty, almost dirty nose that’s a bit love-it-or-hate-it. In this case its rather love it, because the waxy/grassy side comes with candied citrons and whiffs of old cigar box that I enjoy a lot. Wax polish, more cigars, encaustic… With water: yess, this time it swims! Old clothes, attic, more cigars, musty cellar, oranges…

    Mouth (neat): huge stuff! Starts very herbal (Chartreuse at cask strength) and becomes rather smoky, but it’s not peat smoke. Some tar, perhaps. Some almond oil as well, more citrons… I like this one a lot – unless water kills it, let’s see. With water: it doesn’t. Some sweet mustard, even more citrons, funny notes of tart herbs (sorrel? Rhubarb?) and some marzipan.

    Finish: long, rather sappy/resinous. Honeydew and oranges.

    Comments: Candenhead’s, do you still have some unbottled casks of Millburn?

    SGP:552 - 91 points.


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