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Millburn 1975

Overall rating
89.58/100
votes
159
Whiskybase ID
WB624
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1975
Bottled
10.2001
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
61.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281016238
Added on
27 Oct 2007 2:46 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 883.01

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159 × member ratings

286 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Millburn 1975

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.58 points

  1. InbhirNis scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    A privilege. Smelt amazing (OLD) right from first opening the bottle. A benchmark malt for me - if I tell you that I spent some considerable time fishing bits of the failed cork out of the spirit with a straw, and that felt like a small price to pay, you get some idea of how much I enjoyed this!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Old and elegant, spicy and musty. As it opens, pleasantly sour floral and fruity notes, menthol grows, beautiful and increasingly waxy and metallic. Outstandingly rich.

      With water: phenomenal, the flavours redouble! Waxy tangerines and lemons. Keeps getting better, with honey and yet more wax. Fragrant, sweet wood smoke.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Lovely, powerful but refined, pleasantly sour fruit. Mouth-coating and spicy.

      With water: brighter and slightly fizzy.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Smoke increases, slightly ashy at the end.

  2. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 2528 sold empty at ebay.

  3. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    2443’93

  4. Jackson05 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Had this in a rare malts line up including;
    Millburn 25
    Brora 20 (1982)
    Brora 21 (1977)
    Hillside 25 (1971)

    What’s clear about rare malts is they will slap you around. The lineup was like trying to analyze 5 of Mike Tyson’s punches to your face.

    Rare malts do better on their own terms; they are quite egocentric and demanding bottles, in my opinion.

    Hot and closed off nose. It’s pleasant enough and even slightly old school, but not totally accessible due to abv. Naked and distillate driven. Hessian, white pepper, ginger, prickly. A little wax, a little honey, a lot of heat.

    Palate is better, like all rare malts. Loads of honey which I love. Beeswax, coconut and vanilla. Old style. Honey infused with chilies. Honeydew.

    Finish is long, powerful. A little burlap, honey, soft waxy touches, and a lot more spice. Chili, ginger, pepper.

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Typically rare malts, very concentrated, intense experience, in the nose, as is often the case, the complexity has been hidden by the alcohol, but then it really hits the spot from start to finish, fascinating what a great, elegant, silky body is possible.
    • Nose
      Very concentrated, Parma ham, toffee, orange peel, what cheesy, cocoa powder, sweet malt, damp tobacco, damp grass, red apple, melon
    • Taste
      Of course, mega power, but with an ingeniously silky body, beautifully integrated, fruit syrup bomb, tangerine, guava, mango, melon, kiwi, nice butter notes, liquid caramel, but also slightly dirty malt, nutmeg, ginger, chamomile, fennel, ginger, Raisins, fresh coffee, parma ham
    • Finish
      The beautiful malt again, apple peel, ham, brown sugar, rosemary, plums, very long

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I wish I was older and would have been able to purchase this when it was released... Now it's simply too expensive. But excellent it is also!
    • Nose
      Very pleasant, floral and fruity. Heather and lavender come to mind first, then hay, malted barley, husks, honey, lemon juice, melon, and apricot. There is also a little woodiness, with sawdust and vanilla. With water: gets a little earthier with licorice root and cough syrup. 
    • Taste
      Hot when undiluted, yet still pleasant with the same floral and fruity character. It has a sweet feel, with a little sour edge of citrus. With water, it develops to a lovely, almost syrupy dram. It's very delicate, floral and fruity. Lavender honey, beeswax, peach, melon, apple and lemon prevail. Then, the malt, cough syrup, vanilla and a little wood smoke complete the senses. Towards the end, it gets pleasantly drying with a dash of pepper.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, with more pepper now, and a bigger role for the licorice and cough syrup. Next to that, some aniseed shows. The fruit has almost vanished, but the floral and malty side stays.

  7. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Today I'm tasting this offering from a local festival's virtual session. Have perhaps had one other Millburn some years ago, looking forward to this one. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose starts with cooked ham, then a waft of warming spices, some citrus arriving, floral honey mix, some damp earthy aromas, some dark chocolate as well, some dustiness.

    Palate begins with citrus, then oily honey, silky chocolate, barley sugars, spices.

    Finish continues on from the palate with the spices and oils mingling, melted dark chocolate, citrus zest.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. jay83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Needs water and swims very well! Develops really nice combination of big summerly herbs and spices, complex metallic workshop components and various decent nuances of citrus skin and light fruits (green apples, gooseberries, yellow currants, physalis, star fruit). Additional very nice reminiscence of dried cereals... Really intense Millburn but the complexity is definitely limited!

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Plum, honey, peach, cherry, vanilla, tangerine, smoke and minerals.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Beeswax, plum, dried apricot, apple, smoke, vanilla, ginger, leather, orange and almond.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Apricot, leather, tobacco, apple, vanilla, almond and smoke.

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