Miltonduff 1966 Ses

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Sestante (Ses)
Bottling serie
Antica Casa Marchesi Spinola
Stated Age
23 years old
Sherry Wood
61.4 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
14 sep 2008 1:51 am
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1909.18

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Whisky reviews for Miltonduff 1966 Ses

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.07 points.

  1. wishfuldrinking scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Nose: It will make you feel clean while being rich, which is actually difficult to do. Dried ginger, chocolate, berry sauce, highly balanced and alternate with each other, in the background there is a little smoke, citrus, purple petals (water lilies), soil, mint, then jam and grease began to occupy the nose, Plum, Cherry, Mume, too complicated Up.

    Drink: Weighty, Powerful, Warm, Oily, Chewy, Tannin, complex taste, jam, citrus, chocolate, coffee, oak, super rich and complex taste buds. The ending rhyme is super long, with the sweetness of dark chocolate and the cooling sensation of mint.

    Overall: I would say that this is a very good bottle of Sherry Cask Whisky, but I will not say that this is a very good bottle of Miltonduff Whisky, well, there are compliments and ridicules.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    One word - superb, trying to say anything else about this whisky is pointless.
    Try it , I agree with Whiskystore similar to the best Karuizawa but better.
    Playing around with water really helps, 8 small drops got the best out of this one, scores are for that amount of water.
    Best with a little water as it not so much opens up but explodes, what an experience. It is too closed on the nose and too powerful on the palate without any water, without water this would have got about 88-90 points.
    Possibly the best sherry monster I have ever tried once water was added.
    You must add a little water to get the full effect.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Heavy fruity sherry, dark rich chocolate, hints of menthol & spearmint.
      Black currant, redcurrant and Damson with a rich treacle pudding (very dark treacle)
      The faintest hint of matches (possibly) so lets see.
      With a few more drops of water there are a few whiffs of smoke
    • Taste
      95 95
      Massive power even with 5 drops of water, remorseless power, so much so that I had to put a few more drops of water in, cripes, this is a bruising first fill sherry heavyweight

      Okay my palate has calmed down after the first sip, oh yes in total 8 drops of water from a pipette and it is superb.
      There is so much flavour I am struggling to take it in.

      Uber rich chocolate,, all the fruits the nose hinted at are here and then some more, the dark fruits are just exploding all over my tongue and yes there is some peat that has mixed beautifully with the Sherry
    • Finish
      95 95
      Never ending, huge strong rich sherry, a little peat and an explosion of fresh dark fruits that have been stewed for a millennia

  4. jmtsi scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    ultra drying, bitter and oaky. I do not get the excitement about this one at all. If you want good sherried whisky go for one of the splendid Glen Garioch 1968 29 yo or a 70' Glendronach instead

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    It’s like drinking a Christmas cake, I think that sums it all, beautiful sherry

  6. whiskystore scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    What a fantastic dram, taka a perfect Karuizawa and add some notes of oaky forest mushroms you have it, thanks Linc.
    • Nose
      Earthy sherry, some menthol, raisins, prunes, Karuizawa like, dried fruit, mushroms, old forest
    • Taste
      sweet, spicy, herbs, oak, again japanese like, dried fruit, prunes, leather, there are a lot of different spices and herbs going on here.
    • Finish
      rather long, oaky, herby, slight bitter and again, japanese ( karuizawa style )

  7. GLEN MAUR did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting note by Serge Valentin

    Miltonduff 1966/1990 (61.4%, Antica Casa Marchesi Spinola, 75cl) A 1966 again. Colour: mahogany. Nose: but what a great sherry! Demonstrative is too weak a word; this is an explosion of sherry. Typical assortment of raisins, cooked fruits (strawberries, blackcurrants, blackberries) and flowers (peonies or some orchids) but it’s really too powerful, water is needed. With water: a fantastic vinosity! Winey notes can be a problem in whisky but it’s all pleasure here. Old high-end Sauterne (I had old Raymond-Lafons that smelled almost exactly like this Miltonduff), overripe apricots, quinces, dried pears, dried longans… Add to that a little tar and a little ginger for good measure as well as hints of chives and parsley (and soy sauce) and you get a fab ‘sherried’ nose. Mouth (neat): extremely thick, rich and concentrated but absolutely not cloying or too fat. Just too powerful to be enjoyed when undiluted… So, with water: all in keeping with the nose! All fruits of the creation (most crystallised or dried), all soft spices and all herbs, a beautiful oakiness, a totally perfect balance and a finish alike. Totally exciting and eminently drinkable. 94 points. (and thanks, Johan)

  8. wheatfield scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Dark amber pour. Nose is heavy sherry upfront. Forest mushrooms and berry jams. Definitely a bit Japanese! Mouth - wow! Full on attack with all sorts of savory, sweet, and earthy elements. Frighteningly similar to old Karuizawa casks. Almost too much to list, but stewed dark fruits, funky rotten wood, forest mushroom. Highly potent and exotic. Some leathers and tobacco leaf. Fantastic, will seek this out.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  9. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I drank a bite and capped the glass. I met this dangerous whisky for the first time. "Too tasty and dangerous", there is such a thing. I could not believe the deliciousness of the liquid I had, and gave me a light panic. I will tell you something like a young man just started drinking, Whisky is so tasty. I did not know.

  10. Furtia scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91


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