- 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
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135 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Millburn 1975
20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.59 points
- Bottle # 2528 sold empty at ebay.
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
sweaty, guava skin, mint leaves
camembert funkiness, soft white fruits, spicy oak
- 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!
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.
Lovely, powerful but refined, pleasantly sour fruit. Mouth-coating and spicy.
With water: brighter and slightly fizzy.
Smoke increases, slightly ashy at the end.
- 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.
- Pretty good, drinkable
Very lemony, green fruits, leafy, little grassy, honeydew, wet hay. heather - not bad
Very punchy, fruity, subtle sweetness, yellow fruits, apples, peaches, hints of black tea, cold cigar
Long, burning, more black tea - water recommended
Wide. Pungent. There's a mix of sweet and sour here, with a touch of smoke and herbal peat.
Very salty. Smoke. Grass. Not bad, but not very cohesive. All over the place with water.
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.