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