Adelphi Miltonduff 2007

Adelphi Miltonduff 2007

This is a 9 year old cask strength bottling of Miltonduff that I was lucky enough to taste a recent Adelphi tasting. Miltonduff is a Speyside distillery owned by Pernod Ricard, and their produce seems mostly to go into blends like Chivas Regal and Ballantines. I had never tasted anything directly from this distillery, and I tasted this one blind, so I really had no idea what I was tasting!

This is one of a bunch of whiskies I had recently at a fantastic Adelphi tasting.

1. Adelphi Miltonduff 2007
2. Adelphi Glenborrodale Batch 6
3. Adelphi Breath of Speyside 2006 (10yo)
4. Adelphi The Kincardine
5. Adelphi Bowmore 19yo 1997
6. Ardnamurchan Spirit 2018/AD

Distiller: Miltonduff (Pernod Ricard)
Distilled: 2007
Bottled: 2016
ABV: 58.5%
Age: 9yo
Cask type: Refill ex-sherry casks
Source: Pour at Apollon, Bergen, Norway.
Setting: Blind (prior knowledge: Adelphi bottling)

Nose: Butterscotch, almond, lemon citrus, a hot and noticable ethanol presence. An interesting note of mothballs. Vanilla ice cream.
Palate: Vanilla, perfume, dried herbs/old books. Slightly hot.
Finish: Dusty malt, a long vanilla finish muddled with that old book funk.
Overall: Pretty delicious, I must say. As someone who loves barrel strength bourbon, this was right up my alley, which is super suprising, I usually do not enjoy Speysides this much. Considering this whisky’s humble origins, I’m very impressed. A delicious pour that I would be happy to have on my shelf.
Rank: 7