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Miltonduff The Lynx Whk

Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB79438
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskykeller (Whk)
Bottling serie
Wildlife Collection
Bottled
2015
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry
Number of bottles
300
Strength
65.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15/6123 119
Bottled for
Whiskykeller & Forellenhof
Market
de Germany
Added on
06 Mar 2016 8:37 am by ChrisJ
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 86.30

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Whisky Reviews for Miltonduff The Lynx Whk

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.83 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sweet!

    And with a little patience and playing around with water, you can also discover the sweetness. He definitely doesn't do things by halves. I wouldn't give the 89 points from then today, but it is an exciting whisky.
    • Nose
      very intense, herbs, naturally massive sherry, red fruits, the main tone is floral, tobacco, nice spice, underneath there is some dark chocolate, caramel, somehow also creamy, very sweet, almost like cotton candy, the herbal note fades into the background with time , it definitely gets better with time, also mint, the alcohol strength is not unpleasant, but you can tell, freshly sliced cucumber as an undertone
      with water and after the first sips also in the nose more sherry instead of brutal sweetness, slightly better
    • Taste
      Here the alcohol is extremely pressing at the start, then comes massive sherry, sweet, red, cotton candy, red berries, dark chocolate, but mainly sweet, like a slap in the face with a candy cane, now fruity, slightly tart, also oak.
      After the first sip to get used to it, it is better, now the influence of Oloroso can be perceived as such, nuts, plums, still sweet, but a little more in the background, a little dirt, caramel, and now sweet again
      Water helps! Much smoother, more open, filigree, now really chocolate, raisins, right from the start, of course still quite sweet
    • Finish
      still very sweet, it sticks right, red berries, fizzy sticks, sweet, sweet too, the mouth is covered, it lasts a long time, now I dare to name a strawberry, of course with sugar, with more time in between then suddenly hazelnut

  2. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Diluted to 48.5%
      dry sherry flavors; alcoholic spiciness; spicy oak

      undiluted:
      significantly stronger; stronger sherry note; Molasses; Vanilla; Malt sweetness; delicate herbs; deep, dark dried fruit.
      significantly more facets than with water
    • Taste
      Diluted to 48.5%
      Nut; dry sherry; spicy; Prune; light, bitter oak

      undiluted:
      oily; again directly nut; Sharpness on the tongue from the alcohol; delicate oak
    • Finish
      Diluted to 48.5%
      spicy oak; Citrus; Sherry flavor, rather unspectacular
      In the end, a slight nuttiness remains

      undiluted; somewhat bitter; spicy, but rather subtle; Dried fruit;

  3. Portfolioman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Without added water a very decent sherry bomb. (This also refers to the score of 85).

    However, when water is added, it loses very markedly, because then a distinctive false note appears.
    • Nose
      without water: furniture polish, candied cherries, pronounced sherry notes, clearly alcohol

      with water: similar
    • Taste
      without water: very strong (65,5%!), juicy sweet prunes, oily (like syrup), spicy, oak (very slightly musty - not unpleasant), some pepper

      with water: from the prunes is now furniture polish, rotten, decayed oak wood (strong Fehlnote!), clear pepper sharpness;
      Overall, he loses significantly with water (mainly due to the fashionable taste)
    • Finish
      without water: long and warm, oak becomes more present, sweet spiciness, hazelnuts, peppery pungency

      with water: rotten, musty oak prevails, clear sharpness

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky, with the strength of alcohol, one would have won with water and bottles and could experiment more. Nothing extra original or unforgettable, but fine.
    • Nose
      Sherry, ground hazelnuts and walnuts, leather, raisins, cinnamon and varnish. (85 b)
    • Taste
      In the first impression razor-sharp, but the second sipper came to me more gentle and more accessible. Dry to dried sherry, nuts, warmth, chocolate, cocoa. (87 b)

  5. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nice sherry nose. The Oloroso provides a wonderful spice. Leather. Furniture polish. Black pepper. Herbs. From the beginning, the malt impresses with a distinct oak bitterness. After a few minutes, the whisky reveals more fruity aromas of ripe plums and pickled cherries. In the background, light roasted aromas are to be guessed.
    • Taste
      Strong start. Toasted bread. Nuts. Pepper. Treacle. Plum jam. Distinct oak flavor.
    • Finish
      Long. At first spicy with nuts, pepper and leather. Then fruity. Rum pot. Overripe berries. Freshly roasted coffee beans. Bitter finish with a lot of oak flavor.

  6. breste scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose slightly sweet, but extreme alcohol.
    To me personally too tasteless. The sharp alcohol drowns almost all flavors.
    Medium, peppery finish.

    With water:
    Sweet nose, plum, sour cherries, but the strong alcohol remains.
    The taste is much softer, but still a lot of alcohol. But also dark chocolate, caramel, fruit and slightly bitter.
    Very pleasant middle finish. A nice sweetness stays on the tongue.

    A damn good malt with water!

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