Miltonduff 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Single Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Green Label
Bottle code
S444 10
Added on
12 Mar 2012 9:14 pm

Average value

€ 129.82

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62 × member ratings

196 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Miltonduff 12-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.10 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very good standard OB botteling from the late 1980' s. For me much better than its peers of this era.
    • Nose
      Very fragrant. Lots of yellow fruit and vanilla. Floral notes of violet.
    • Taste
      Light but very smooth. Fruity sweetness. Quite big actually. Also hints of peat.
    • Finish
      The sweetness remains for a long time. Malty dryness. Some spice at the end.

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A nice to drink standard from back then. A pleasant malt. It's not too boring, but not exhausting either.
    • Nose
      Malt sweetness. Vanilla. The fruits are more yellow, but drizzled with lemon. Floral notes. Slightly yellowed paper. Aromatic oak tones that can even be reminiscent of very subtle smoke.
    • Taste
      Less fruity, but sweeter than on the nose. Rock sugar. Flowerhoney. Some herbs and hay. Here again a hint of white smoke and a little old bottle flavor.
    • Finish
      The sweetness and the OBF remain a little longer. Then comes the oak and it gets drier and spicier.

  3. wurfhamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. SanctTom scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. McLarsen scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Here are the notes of a bottle I bought a few months ago as part of the Speyside Autumn Festival in Dufftown for £ 50. First the existing data:

    Distillery: Miltonduff (Speyside)
    Bottling: OA "Pure Single Malt "
    Age: 12 years (bottled around the end of the 1980s)
    Capacity: 0.75 liters (which I could not find listed anywhere ...)
    Alcohol content: 43%

    ... my expectations in advance: I appreciate Miltonduff very much for particularly older bottlings, which could always convince me, especially 1960s and 1970s bottlings. Whether this quit green bottle can keep up with that ... look who the 10-year-old Miltonduff, which is filled by Gordon & MacPhail as a quasi-standard, is finally inconspicuous, but very solid ...

    Nose: Fruits, especially citrus outweigh, a slight herbal note, a hint of marzipan ..., nothing that bothers, even nothing that stands out

    Palate: my grandmother would say very mild ..., no seriously the substance flows very supple over the tongue, there is nothing spicy or sprittig alcoholic, very pleasant to start ..., the Bachulke the fierce cask strengths could be preferred at the Maybe I complain that it would be 2-3 percent more ..., but I distract, we are at the taste ... It is this Old School orange note that is so common in older bottlings ..., you have to Think compote with tangerines, oranges and stuff that was always with Mum and after a few sips the tongue tingles a bit, the 43% are proving to be sufficient and the whole thing seems very round ...

    Finish: ... I've already anticipated something, despite the low percentages he stays longer, the orange note remains ....

    Conclusion: a perfect entry-level whisky for a tasting, but behave in full taste and with a lasting orange note. Certainly not quite the great cinema of his big brothers from the 1970s, but still good enough to show people how delicious 25 years ago could be the standard bottling of a single malt distillery. 85 points

  7. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Delicious as it was 20 years ago - nice standard back then.
    • Nose
      flowery, sweet, banana shake, vanilla, dried basil
    • Taste
      malty-grainy-sweet, banana, slightly tingling, licorice
    • Finish
      sweet licorice

  8. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A delicious expression! Strong flavors, delicious nose, bourbon casks are apparent but could there be virgin oak as well? Probably not but there is some of that particular flavors that is found in virgin oak matured spirit. String tannins. 

    (Rating interval 84-88)
    • Nose
      Aseptic, disinfectant (hospital), vanilla and banana esters, Creme Brule and burned sugar. After water, more vanilla fudge, black tea and cacao powder.
    • Taste
      Sweet licorice, washing detergent, oak, spices, black pepper, sage, RX-glue and basetts wine gums (the yellow ones).
    • Finish
      Medium in length, very malty and sweet. Some licorice again in the tail. 

  9. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. granella2003 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet and honey, toffee
    • Taste
      Sweet barley, a hint of peat. Oak and malty.
    • Finish
      Medium with again sweet barley


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