Miltonduff 1966 Ses

Overall rating
91.35/100
votes
86
Whiskybase ID
WB3945
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Sestante (Ses)
Bottling serie
Pluscarden Valley
Vintage
1966
Bottled
1988
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
08 oct 2008 2:44 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 775.01

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Whisky reviews for Miltonduff 1966 Ses

18 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.35 points.

  1. Dirk scored this whisky 93 points Super Administrator

    One of the best whiskies I have had, now with the final dram of this great bottle I finally took the time to write something down. It has been a journey and I loved it a lot! It is gone....
    A classic whisky which keeps revealing more of its beauty every time you nose it or take a sip.
    • Nose
      Chocolate, brambles, figs, cooked strawberries, honey glassed plums, raisins. Some nuts covered in cacao. Fresher citric elements oranges and grapefruits.
    • Taste
      Sweet on nectarines, plums, honey, oranges, chocolate chips. A faint menthol element, some old wood, leather. Toffee, stewed cherries. A thick oily feel.
    • Finish
      Long intense finish, chocolate, leathery, wood but not overly woody. Mouth coating, a very pleasant thick mouthfeel. Raisins soaked in a brown sugar and rum. Somewhat drying in the end.

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  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Brutally horny.
    It was really an honor for me to be able to try it.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Light amber

      Nose:
      oh yeah Pickled fruit pure. Cool. Old, settled, radiating calm. Star fruit, a hint of peppermint, old worn leather, light currants and not so dark cherries in combination with red apple. The wood appears rotten, but also sour and spicy. You want to smell it forever.
      With a little time in the glass, the described wood asserts itself more. Blueberries pop up. In the background marzipan and herbal oil. Bit of smoke plays a decent part.
    • Taste
      Starts immediately with a lot of wood spice. Ginger with chili strips. Chocolate…. here, too, I think I can taste a little smoke. Nutty bitterness. The colleague tastes brutally full and deep. Cappuccino and then immediately the leather again. hints of tobacco. Raisins, fermented citrus fruits and wild berries.
    • Finish
      Long and intense with a hint of smoke.

  4. SimonOHA scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Still.
    • Nose
      Vaporous and really powerful nose on the glue. Aeration does it a lot of good. Floral on magnolia and orchid. Camphor orange. Raisins with a hint of balsamic vinegar. The more it airs out, the more elegant and intoxicating the wood varnish becomes. Milk chocolate. Custard. Dandelion dust. Buttered milk wax.
    • Taste
      Palate so fruity, so good. Perfect orange and kumquat syrup. Roasted tropical fruits: mango and pineapple especially. Caramel that has hardened in a copper cauldron and has taken on its aromas. Spicy dust.
    • Finish
      Long, warm finish. On the mandarin of love. Nuts in honey.

  5. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A super fruity Miltonduff!
    Tasted after the Horae Solaris, here we have a little more complexity on the nose, and an even more exuberant fruitiness.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Superb nose of old Sherry fruity, creamy and camphorated!
      Peach, orange, plum, apricot, kiwi, zest.
      Light Krema candy with orange.
      Wood, milk chocolate, star anise.
      Light tiger balm, cough syrup, mouthwash and a good licorice stick.
      It's fresh and complex.
    • Taste
      92 92
      In the mouth, we start directly with the Krema candy, creamy to perfection.
      Orange, clementine, kiwi, pineapple, papaya, mango. It is very fruity.
      Honey, toffee, precious wood, very light dust.
      A real candy!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long and again creamy finish on fruit candy, fresh fruit, honey, precious wood.

  7. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Orchard fruits, toffee, creamy, crystallised sugar, candied fruits, excellent

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Best sherried Scotch whisky 1936 vintage onwards, 75 whiskies tasted.

    This whisky was 52nd out of 75

    Whisky Heaven 96 points average.

    1) Glen Cawdor 1964/1983 43%Duthies for Samaroli 95/96/96 - 96

    Gold Medal Drams 95 Points average

    2) Caperdonich 1966 32 year cask 134 53.1% Signatory 95/95/95 - 95
    3) Glen Avon 1974 sherry cask 59.9% G&M 94/95/95 - 95
    4) Inchgower 1975 25 year 49.7% cask 9176 Kingsbury 94/95/95 - 95
    5) Strathisla 1967/1986 57% Duthies for Samaroli 94/95/95- 95
    6) Glengoyne 1972 40 year 55.5% Mos 1244 Diamonds 96/95/94 - 95
    7) Inchgower 1965 39 year cask 5423 48.1% Jack Wiebers 95/94/95 – 95
    *8) Macallan 1952 15 year 80 proof Rinaldi Import* 85/96/94 – 92
    But 95 for palate & finish average.
    Note
    The Macallan 1952 probably would have come 2nd if the nose had scored similar to the palate and finish, it would be unfair to push it any further down the pecking order and it was, along with the Glen Cawdor 1964 the only whisky I gave a 96p for the palate. It is where it is because the nose let it down and had a burnt off note I did not like but the taste was lovely.

    Silver Medal Drams 94 Points average

    9) Tobermory 1972 23 year 50% MI De Viris Illlustribus 94/95/94 - 94
    10) Glenfarclas 105 40 year 60%OB 94/95/94 – 94
    11) Glen Mhor 30 year Bar Metro 60.1% 94/95/94 – 94
    12) Dallas Dhu 1982 24 year cask 3739 OB 93/95/94 - 94
    13) Springbank 35 year 46% Millenium OB 93/95/94 - 94
    14) Macallan 1939 70 proof GM OB 93/95/94 - 94
    15) Glenglassaugh 1972 38 year cask 2891 59.1% ob 94/94/95 - 94 19247
    16) Tobermory 1972 OB purple label 32 year 49.5% 94/95/93 – 94
    17) Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.27 53.8% 93/94/95 - 94
    18) Aberfeldy 19yr manager’s dram 1991 61.3% 94/94/94 - 94
    19) Balblair 1966 38 year 44% ob 94/94/94 - 94
    20) Speyburn 1975 cask 3413 55.4%OB 94/94/94 - 94 41085
    21) Glen Avon 15 year 57% Avonside whisky 93/94/94 – 94
    22) Glen Grant 1964 50 year cask 4462 gm 93/94/94 - 94
    23) Glenlossie 1972 17 year 57.7% Sestante 93/94/94 – 94
    24) Tamnavulin 35 year Forrester cask 3087 52.6% OB 93/94/94 - 94
    25) Blair Athol 21 year moon import the cars 93/94/94 - 94
    26) Talisker 1981 20 year 62% 93/94/94 - 94
    27 )Longmorn 1974 33 year laird bottling 43.7% 93/94/94 -94
    28) Mortlach 14 year 57% sestante 95/93/94 - 94

    Bronze Medal Drams 93 Points average

    29) Balmenach 14 year 1971 57.5% ob sestante 93/94/93 - 93
    30) Glenugie 1967 59.5% sherry wood Sestante 92/94/93 - 93
    31) Talisker 1957 57% GM black label 92/93/94 - 93
    32) Glenfarclas 21 year unblended 51.5% Edward Giaccone 93/94/92 – 93
    33) Jura 1966 30 year 51.6% cask 1868 Signatory 92/93/94 - 93
    34) springbank 1966 58.1% cask 443 LB 95/93/92 - 93
    35) Highland Park 1973 34 year OB cask 6384 46.5% 92/93/93 - 93
    36) Tamdhu 1962 44 year 43% GM 92/93/93 - 93
    37) Millburn 1967 34 year omc 50% 93/92/94 - 93
    38) Laphroaig 1998 20 year cask 700296 54.6 WM 94/92/93 93
    39) Glenrothes 1947 28 year 43% ferrarato OB 94/93/91- 93
    40) Strathisla 1963 48 year 51.8% cask 576 GM 94/92/92 – 93

    92 points average

    41) Talisker 1955 50 year Secret Stills GM 91/93/92 - 92
    42) Bunna 1968 34 year 43.5% OB 93/93/91 – 92
    43) Glengoyne 1969/98 cask 3525 51.6% OB 93/93/91 - 92
    44) Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% 92/92/93 - 92
    45) Tomintoul 1966 44 year cask 5261 49.1% JW 93/92/92 - 92
    46) Caperdonich 1972 39 year cask 52.8% TWA 91/92/93 - 92
    47) Pride of Strathspey 1939 43 year gm (Macallan) 95/92/90 - 92
    48) Macallan 1958/59 25 year Anniversary OB 94/92/91 - 92
    49) Glenlossie 1938 43 years 40% GM 93/92/91 - 92
    50) Glenrothes 1966 36 year 51.8% cask 1438 OB 94/91/91 – 92
    51) Avonside 1938 39 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 94/92/90 - 92

    91 points average

    *52) Miltonduff 1966 22 year Pluscarden Valley 58.4% 88/93/93 - 91
    53) Avonside 1938 33 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 89/93/92 - 91
    54) Glendronach 1972 cask 706 43 year 51.1% 90/92/92 – 91
    55) Glenfarclas 1964 40 year NC 1578 Recheirich 91/92/91 - 91
    56) Strathisla Decanter, Milton Distillery, William Longmire 90/92/91 - 91
    (Very rare whisky, early 1950`s peated Strathisla)
    57) Longmorn 1972 37 year 51.3% TWA 92/91/91 -91
    58) Highland Park 1960 dumpy 17 year 43% OB Ferraretto 92/91/90 - 91
    59) Glenrothes 1972 29 year Restricted Release 43% OB 90/91/91 - 91
    60) Aberlour 1964 25 year 43% OB 93/90/91 – 91
    61) Bowmore 1956 43% OB, pure islay malt seagull label 94/90/88 – 91
    62) Macphail’s 1938 Dram Taker’s 40% GM 92/92/89 – 91
    63) Bowmore 1970 34 year cask 4689 56.6% 92/91/89 – 91

    90 points average

    64) Old Speyside 1966 40 year 45.6% Taste Still 87/92/91 - 90
    65) Strathisla 1937 37 year 40% 70 proof GM 90/91/89 – 90
    66) Highland Park dumpy 19 year 43% OB Ferraretto Imp 91/90/89 – 90
    67) Benriach 1984 28 year 50.2% cask 1050 OB 89/89/91 - 90

    89 points average & under

    68) Auchentoshan 1970 21 year 43% ob, sherry 93/87/88 - 89
    69) Longmorn 1972 39 year 45% LMDW 93/88/87 - 89
    70) Macallan 1962 25 year anniversary OB 43% 89/88/88 - 88
    71) Glen Grant 1936 decanter 50 year gm 85/89/88 - 87
    72) Ben Nevis 1967 41 year, cask 1281 49.4% 87/85/91 – 87
    73) Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% GM 85/83/82 – 83
    74) Glenlossie 1975 44 year cask 2907 GM 86/65/70 – 73

    Tried right at the end Bonus Dram Daftmill cask 029/2009 sherry 61.1%
    91-92 points average

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Re taste 2 years later for a h2h.
    The nose is full of cereal notes and quite closed even, with water.
    The palate is much better than the nose as is the finish so my scores for palate and finish remain at 93 but the nose has dropped to 88p.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  11. DoctorRockter scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    It was 1966, the first artificial heart transplant was carried out in Houston, the conflict in Vietnam and the Chinese cultural revolution began .. Meanwhile in Scotland, Miltonduff, this jewel began its barrel rest, which will end 22 years later , in 1988..spectacular, superb whisky .. On the nose, after 2 minutes of rest, it releases hints of sherry, dried fruit, toasted almonds, walnuts, figs .. On the palate still cherries, fig jam, with citrus water, oily , Wax, something reminiscent of some old springbank in sherry .. Heartwarming .. 95, possibly 96, probably one of the best ever tasted

  12. penumbra scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The entrance is not worthy of smelling, and I am worried that time will bury the joy of youth. It would be great if more sugar could be balanced with salt.
    • Nose
      Rum fruit ice cream. Plump fruit jam, orange, sweet apricot, pineapple, yellow marshal, cherry, cranberry, lemon jelly, the whole is yellow and rich. Rich in milk fat, honey, coconut milk, toffee, copperware, a small amount of sea salt caramel and woody cocoa after wake up.
      Personal fruit Shirley No.1.
    • Taste
      Peaches, apples, yellow fruits that continue to smell, but not so thick, more like fruit brandy. Salty lemon seven, spicy taste of white spirits, metallic texture. Plump fats, honeycomb, coconut milk, water-ground tofu, not too sweet pastries. Finally, there are dry and bitter wood elements, roasted walnut leather, black and delicate.
      Stronger, fuller fat, low sweetness, no acidity, no tannins, bitterness, and slightly spicy.
    • Finish
      Medium length, wood, cocoa, coconut, mint, salt.

  13. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I think 18-25 year quality sherried whisky is as good if not better than anything older, this bottling is a case in point.
    Very good whisky
    This is another one, a 20 year Glendronach
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/24791/1970-sv
    • Nose
      91 91
      An old spicy sherried whisky , the nose hints at the alcoholic strength, smells a little woody, not a critique, just an observation.
      Wafer biscuit, spices, something a little meaty, burnt caramel.
      I feel water will open this up a bit, a little shy on the nose, not as expressive as I was expecting but you need to concentrate on this one and give it some time, the nose does improve with time in the glass.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Very spicy with plenty of power, massive sherry, but a drying , woody bitter note at first.
      But then it becomes creamy as the quality spills out, some lovely dark fruit notes, mixed dark fruit jams, hint of peat and its quite chewy.
      Excellent, why bother with water when its this good neat.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long with a little menthol coming through at the end.

  14. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  15. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  16. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2017  I had this one somewhere in the nineties (before I started to score and take notes of my drams) and I remember it was excellent.  A good reason to try it again...

    The colour is amontillad and the texture shows no legs and very late sticky tears what promises a great malt.  The nose offers a perfect old school sherry profile with all the adorable raisins, nuts, plums, orange skins... aromas we all love.  Nicely balanced, the sherry still let the Miltonduff whisky characteristics enough room to join in with its toffee and grassy notes.  The mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth (given the 58,4% abv) but instantly coats the whole of the mouth.  Some slight drying moments (paper) that are not really disturbing.  The taste is made up of different layers starting with the sherry-induced flavours (very chocolatey) then moving to creamy toffee and barley sugary notes before finishing with a sound wooden structure.  A perfect example to experience such "layered" drams, simply great.  The finish is long, more spicy and woody, again a little drying out (metallic and cardboardy) that now is slightly annoying.  Some additional water flattens (surprisingly) the nose but releases more flavours on the palate (it gets honey-sweeter and more mellow) as well as smoothes the finish and takes away a lot of the unpleasant cardboardness.  So I like to nose it neat and drink it reduced with a fair share of water (usually it is the other way around).

    This is another great dram from the past and made of a style that (most probably) no one can replicate today due to the changed and modernised production schemes.  So try it if you find it at rarities tastings or whisky fairs, there are not so many closed (and unfaked) bottles out there anymore...
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  17. Noface83 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Wow - that offers a lot of old-school style. Beautiful old whisky with herbs, spicy oak, sherry sweetness (Paxarette) and many dark fruits. Well balanced from start to finish (maybe a bit too round). Who put a box in the cellar at that time (I was just 5 years old when he got into the market) did everything right. An artisan great made whisky of today with the adapted to modern needs production is no longer producible. Only the 46% make the seem a bit thin but that is whining at a damn high level.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  19. raithrover scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Colour: abused copper
    Nose: there’s an astringent bombardment of redness but it’s lacking your traditional sherry notes of the modern age. There’s rhubarb laced in cinnamon, with red apples and cranberries plus tonka beans. A little resin and a sun withered orange alongside mango and coconut. There’s a noticeable metallic aspect taking us into bronzed territory. Cranberry juice and toffee follow in a mesmerising experience.
    Taste: not as pronounced as the nose but an echo from the past. A light coating of dark chocolate with orange giving it an almost liqueur aspect before the walnuts and figs step in, then an organic vegetative quality followed by liquorice. A fleeting syrupy sweetness, menthol and a chalky aspect arise. Then salt with blood oranges and cranberries conclude this beauty.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  20. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=227 Color: gold
    Nose: Very fruity - flavors of vineyard peach, yellow apples, juicy apricots, mirabelle plums and oranges crystallize out. Vanilla and a subtle spiciness enhance the fruity nose again.
    Taste: Creamy, waxy yellow fruit notes with voluminous power! Now salty lemon and lime, accompanied by a fine spice. Maritime-inspired and rounded off with soft orange aromas and vanilla - great!
    Finish: Long - still with considerable salty seasoning and notes of dried fruit. Leather, honeycomb and harmonious tea creations, as well as white chocolate and delicate wood characterize the finish.
    Remark: At any time gladly again!
    92 points (nose: 92 / taste: 93 / finish: 92)

  21. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    【First】: Strawberry jam Slightly thick amber Anti Casa is not as dense as alcoholic Sensitive acidity is orange grapefruit 【Middle】: The outline of the sesame toast body is slightly clear from the back 【Finish】: returning, nose escape wonderful sharp alcohol spicy woody is a little bitter taste of barley strawberry jam http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=10279

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