Not often seen as a single malt, Miltonduff is, like many Speyside distilleries, used primarily for blending purposes. Built on the site of the meal mill of Pluscarden priory near Elgin, Miltonduff was founded in 1824 and was one of the first distilleries to be granted an official licence. It is also one of the ten biggest Scottish distilleries in terms of capacity. Along with Glenburgie, it is a key component in the Ballantine’s blend. Ordinarily, this would be recommendation enough and yet, when it is found as a single malt, it can be a highly rewarding experience for those who like their whisky light, fragrant and elegant.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Fruity, light and gentle with a touch of fudge
Palate: Sweet, firm, grassy and malty with more than a hint of vanilla and spiciness. The finish is rounded, warming and lightly nutty.
Retails for around £40-45