Millburn 1975

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Stated Age
25 years old
61.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2007 2:46 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 675,08

37 × in wishlist

135 × member ratings

258 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Millburn 1975

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.59 points

  1. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 2528 sold empty at ebay.

  2. 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.

  3. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    this was very popular in a strong tasting line up. I liked it a lot too but did not find the right dilution (which it needs - funny how they used to say 1 part whisky 2 parts water as a serving suggestion on RMS). 8/10.
    • Nose
      sweaty, guava skin, mint leaves
    • Taste
      camembert funkiness, soft white fruits, spicy oak

  4. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur


  5. InbhirNis scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    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.

  6. cuhp scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Bourbon, grainy, vanilla, salt, wet paper, mango, papaya.

    Taste: Massive tropical explosion with pineapples, papaya, mango and vanilla.

    Finish: Coconuts, salt, vanilla, leather and chocolate.

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Pretty good, drinkable
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very lemony, green fruits, leafy, little grassy, honeydew, wet hay. heather - not bad
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very punchy, fruity, subtle sweetness, yellow fruits, apples, peaches, hints of black tea, cold cigar
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, burning, more black tea - water recommended

  9. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Wide. Pungent. There's a mix of sweet and sour here, with a touch of smoke and herbal peat.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very salty. Smoke. Grass. Not bad, but not very cohesive. All over the place with water.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, but not impressive. As with a lot of these high proofed Rare Malts from "lesser" distilleries, they are pretty good, very intellectual, but not very enjoyable, and therefore not something I would reach for often.

  10. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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


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