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Miltonduff 10-year-old GM

Overall rating
78.26/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613635029
Added on
06 Nov 2007 12:00 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 39,08

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56 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Miltonduff 10-year-old GM

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.26 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2017]  This review is on an older release that was bottled somewhere in the nineties.  I bought this bottle for 35 Euro.  No bottling date stamp on the bottle as with newer batches but the code JA/BJF.

    The colour is tawny (looks like a high share of sherry casks in this batch, that is why I bought the bottle) and the texture shows medium fast legs and late fat sticky tears.  The nose is on a rich paxarette-improved sherry (like many old Macallan) so this whisky has been casked in 1989 latest (as the Scotch whisky industry banned the use of paxarette then, one of their stupiest laws).  The nose is not very complex but if you just like to drink your dram this is perfect (rich, impressive, untamed).  By the way, not the slightest trace of sulphur what is another hint of a rather old batch.  The arrival is mellow and warming with no distracting feelings, but not very much coating as well.  The taste is very sherry-sweet - almost like sipping an ultra-rich sherry wine.  Not much left of the Miltonduff whisky (that is why they banned the paxarette after it was used in too much quantities like here) but hey - if it tastes that good I do not need the Miltonduff distillery profile on my palate.  The finish is very long and virtually stays forever, no bitter or drying moments.

    This is the perfect dram to experience paxarette (if you do not know it, search for it in the net) and what it does to whisky (and - of course - why they banned it in 1989).  A lot of legendary sherry whiskies of the past (e.g., Macallan, Glendronach, Glenrothes) were improved using this technique and the result was simply GREAT and adorable (guess why these whiskies trade for hyper-inflated prices, this taste cannot be reproduced any more after the ban).  If you want to experience this simply look out for very dark batches of this 10 year G&M Miltonduff at auctions (if they provide the bottling stamp go for JA/BJF) - usually you can shoot it for less than 50 Euros...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Malty, without sherry influence. Not wrong, but nothing special.

  3. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. stoigniew scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    An intense fragrance but not much sought after. The taste of this whisky is even less complex. Taste is about wood, oakiness, wooden floor

    80 / 100
    • Nose
      intense aroma: cookies, sweet sherry, something metallic (rust ?), cinnamon, gingerbread
    • Taste
      very simple, lots of oakiness (especially for 10-year-old whisky), a bit parquet, not particularly sweet
    • Finish
      quite long, warming, with notes of wood and toffee

  5. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Sample courtesy of hs305 

    Rich noise that fills the room; floral caramel with light vanilla. Not very complex, but rich. 

    Palate; sweet and pleasant. Not much of a finish. Hard to pick out tasting notes.

    Would need more time with such a fine dram.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. gerardvw scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      70 70

  7. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. Cipidos scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, oily with hints of spices. A short and dry finish
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      73 73

  9. bennythemonster scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Miltonduff 10 years, 40%
    Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
    Region: Speyside, Scotland

    A frequently overlooked distillery is Miltonduff, independent bottlers have repeatedly brought interesting bottles on the market. This can almost be considered as a standard bottling. The single malt finds otherwise another use - he is one of the main components of the "Ballantines" -Bl ... ends.

    Nose: Very mild, a bit floral. Clear hint of vanilla. Light aromas of lemongrass.

    Palate: Powerful, despite the low drinking strength. With pepper and spices, with bitter oak notes: coffee and chocolate, as well as citrus fruits. Pretty dry matter.

    Finish: medium and strong, slightly soapy and floral, juicy nut flavors in the back.

    Conclusion: Unfortunately, the nose is not very complex, palate and finish are very pleasing.

    77/100 points (tasted 2014, price is 30 €) posted on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky

  10. Georges scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      74 74

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