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Overall rating
91.44/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Sestante (Ses)
Vintage
1966
Bottled
1986
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood Matured
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
white label with violet letters
Added on
21 Mar 2013 6:06 pm
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Average value

€ 525,00

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20 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Millburn 1966 Ses

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.44 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A whisky like this from a glorious old distillery really does blow out the water the argument that cask strength is better, although I would love to taste this at 50-55%.
    The balance is perfect, there is nothing out of place, an example of perfection from the best of the 3 closed Inverness distilleries.
    If you see a bottle of this my advice is buy it , even if you have to go into debt and starve for it.
    Awesome and beautifull and the 40% strength really underlines the fact that a perfect cask is good at any strength
    • Nose
      93 93
      Slightly distant but its nice for sure and the first think I detect is blueberry which if I find in sherried whisky is always a good sign for me. Lots of dried fruits in the mix, and fruit cake, juicy currants and raisins, a very faint glue note but thankfully I do not think it detracts and then another wave of fruits, dark fruit gums basically, very nice.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Oh yes, this is good, there is a nice dose of spice, I also detect some peat, the dark fruit gum taste is definitely here and yes blueberry and bilberry, great stuff.
      The spice note seems to grow , as does the peat but the fruit is between them adding great balance.
      Some cake mix enters the fray, burnt orange and just a hint of wood.
      Excellent, I think I am love again, this has given me my whisky mojo back.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Good medium length, remaining spicy, slightly peaty and very fruity ( dark fruits)

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I have been drinking very little whisky of late, I had just gone off it a little but this H2H has rekindled my interest a trio of superb whiskies, all averaging 93 points so a deah heat.
    All were excellent, one of the best H2H I have had for a long time
    If I am honest I think I preferred the Millburn & Glenugie over the Glendronach and almost scored the Dronach one point lower but I felt that was a little unfair.
    Its a dead heat 3 great whiskies, I am very happy :)

    Tasted in this order:-
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/41001/millburn-1966-ses
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/8980/glenugie-1967-ses#note-container
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/4258/glendronach-1968#note-container

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful sherry a bit of a sherry bomb but still very balanced, excellent

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Heavy deep sherry wood with the right level of sweetness - this is old school. In general this one is more balanced and richer than the 16yo GM bottlings from 1966.
    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity, honey comb, sherry oak, dark fruits, plums, prunes, toffee, old books, like it should be - great!
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, creamy, liquorice, nice balance of sherry wood and subtle sweetness, toffee, coffee, milk chocolate, plums, prunes etc. again, brown sugar, hints of smoke and leather - very good!
    • Finish
      Medium long, the toffee is still lingering in the mouth

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