MILTONDUFF 20 Year old, Cask Strength at 48.6%

Region: Speyside
Distillation Year: 1994
Bottling Year: 2015
ABV: 51.5%

Nose: Bakewell tart, clotted cream and soft ginger notes.  Fresh runny honey with cashew nuts and lemongrass.
Palate: Bitter lemon, almost hoppy with lime and growing creaminess.  Touch of cinnamon with white pepper, mashed over ripe bananas and chocolate bourbon biscuits.
Finish: Soft dry chocolate notes becoming creamier with hints of lime zest.

Built on the site of Pluscarden Priory, a site where brewing is said to have been practiced since the 1230’s.  Major reconstruction took place in 1974 and between 1964 and 1981 a pair of Lomond stills were added.  These stills were replaced by normal stills to bring the distillery up to 3 pairs of stills, giving the distillery a capacity of 5.5 million litres. 

Independent review from Whisky-Over:

Nose: Fresh and fruity. Small white flowers of apple, yellow melon, pear, peach and juicy apricot. A mentholated tip in the background. A generous nose.

Taste: Yellow and white fruit compote, slightly astringent fruit peel, sour apple. Tingling due to alcohol when you take a sip in the mouth for a while.

Finish: Average length. The astringent fruit peel dominates. A slight spike persists on the tip of the tongue.

Comments: A classic, balanced, and enjoyable Speysider. It develops well with aeration. 86 points

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