Miltonduff 21 Year ‘Old Malt Cask’ single cask - 50% ABV - £74.95


Single Cask               Refilled bourbon Cask NumberHL13271 – distilled in April 1995

No of Bottles            269 – bottled in Feb 2017

Chill Filtered             No

A 1995 vintage Miltonduff from independent bottler Hunter Laing as part of the Old Malt Cask series.

Master blender – selects a few single casks from dozens sampled each month

Nose:             Crème caramel, apples, shortbread; Caramelised fruit, honey and a touch of toasted bread.

Palate:           Sweet toffee, Vanilla custard, pears; molasses; Peppery oak spice, dark chocolate, juicy orchard fruit.

Finish:            Dry & sweet; Sugar-dusted pancakes with a squeeze of lemon.


Miltonduff Distillery - Speyside

Founded       1824 – Elgin, Moray
Source           The Black Burn
Equipment   3 Wash stills, 3 Spirit stills
Capacity        5,500,000 litres of pure alcohol per year
Owners         Pernod Ricard > Chivas Brothers > Allied (since 2005)

Miltonduff Distillery located on the site of the old mill of Pluscarden Abbey (13thC), outside Elgin.

A stone from the original Abbey is retained by the distillery. The distillery's water source is the Black Burn which flows from springs near the aforementioned Abbey.

Miltonduff distillery was established in 1824 by Robert Bain and Andrew Peary - shortly after the legalisation of whisky production. Rumour has it that it has previously operated as an illegal distillery under the name 'Milton'. The 'duff' addition probably comes from the family Duff that owned the lands surrounding the distillery.

Used in Ballantine’s and Chivas Regal blends..