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Millburn 1969

Overall rating
90.79/100
votes
155
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1969
Bottled
04.2005
Stated Age
35 years old
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5175CM0000227582i
Barcode
5000281019741
Added on
25 Aug 2008 9:02 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1368,85

56 × in wishlist

155 × member ratings

277 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Millburn 1969

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.79 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    One of the greats in my book.
    • Nose
      Slightly musty, has a dunnage warehouse sort of quality. Some nice pine wood as well. But that quickly makes way for an array of (tropical) fruit. Nectarines and peaches, ripe banana peel and lemon zest. There's thyme and aniseed, as well as oats. A touch of smoke. One of the best noses I've ever had the pleasure of smelling.
    • Taste
      Oh yes! Oily and mouthcoating with lime, kumquats and pink grapefruit. Fizzy. The dosage of oak is pretty much perfect, with menthol and tobacco leaves, as well as macadamia nuts.
    • Finish
      Menthol, oak and some black pepper. Lingers for a ling time on ripe yellow fruit.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very well balanced, it gets better every time you try it. Stone fruits on the nose, palate a bit floral with some herbal notes, very nice indeed.

  3. yggr scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    So in the nose he has more special than in the taste, which goes more towards typical, very good, dry sherry, overall a great package, the vllt. a bit of variety is missing.
    • Nose
      Freaky, but cool, reminds me of some very old Bourbons and Ryes in the 20+ spectrum, pure, dry noose nougat bars, a Snickers factory, then Banana Split, has something artificial, Bailey's hazelnut liqueur, behind them dark dried fruits, raisins, blood orange , Dates, dark malt, dark toffee
    • Taste
      Mon Cheri, dates, chestnut, hazelnut, dark toffee, dark honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh cocoa, crisp oak, all very dry but not bitter, as I like it, baked apple, oregano, fresh cocoa, thyme
    • Finish
      Chestnut, Earl Gray, licorice, brown bread, anise, you can still see the dryness on the Notes, deliciously crispy, medium to long

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    My view on this Millburn seems to go against the general consensus. It could be it is because I tasted it from a freshly opened bottle, when RMs are known to live a little after opening, but it did divide the tasting participants as well, a few naming it their favourite, while the all tasters poll put it second to last in the lineup.

    Tasted with Dufftown-Glenlivet 21yo 1975 (84 pts.), Auchroisk 28yo 1974 (86), Linkwood 22yo 1972 (92), Dailuaine 22yo 1973 (89), Teaninich 27yo 1972 (88)
    • Nose
      Without water it isn't that open. Dry oak and some dried fruit. Faint pepper, and a block of yeast from a few meters away. Very faint sal-ammoniac and a bit of rosin. A long wait and some water later I get a very dry vanilla note and dried barley.
    • Taste
      Oily, in a good way, but too light on the tongue. The taste is quite unique, no other whisky like this immediately comes to mind. Fruity and peppery in an elegant, discrete way - If only it were less discreet, it would be quite something. As much as I try, I don't find a decanting point that would make it bloom.
    • Finish
      Neat it turns a bit metallic. With water it's faintly rooty, with very present dry oak, and some menthol.

  6. Pese scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    An interesting dram with amazing palate experience.
    • Nose
      Varied fruit flavors, wax, wood, honey.
    • Taste
      On the palate, it goes through the aromas of its long ripening period from initially fruity over spice and pepper to fine wood flavors.
    • Finish
      Fruitiness and spiciness from the palate continued, slowly becoming drier with ashen wood notes.

  7. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

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

  8. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    One of the Greatest noses i have ever tasted !

  10. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 505 € at Whiskyauction in Oct. 2015

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