Miltonduff distillery lies south of Elgin, in the Glen of Pluscarden on the land of the old Pluscarden Abbey. Miltonduff was named for an illicit distillery known as Milton and ‘Duff’ was added to the name when the land on which the distillery stood was bought by the Duff family.
Andrew Peary and Robert Bain founded Miltonduff distillery in 1824, following the introduction of the 1823 Excise Act. It was modernised in the late 1930s after its acquisition by Hiram Walker and it is currently part of the Pernod Richard group.
Miltonduff whisky is an important component of Ballantine’s popular blended whiskies.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Miltonduff is the seventh largest distillery in Scotland, but the vast majority of its output goes into the Ballantine's blends, so it is not generally know as a single malt. This Gordon & MacPhail bottling has an attractive grassy, fruity character. Easy drinking - soft flavours and a rounding sweetness.
Matured in first-fill and re-fill Sherry casks.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)The Miltonduff Single Malt forms the foundation of Ballantine's whisky character, bringing warmth and power. Floral with a subtle hint of cinnamon spice, this whisky is extremely smooth with gentle liquorice flavours and a long, warm finish. It forms one of three recent single malts releases by Ballentine's (Miltonduff, Glenburgie, Glentauchers). Matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks.
Originally released in Australia by the Whisky Club, it was a sold out success. We have been now able to obtain some stock for those of you who may have missed out, or need to re-place empty bottles.