Straight after one big, dark Sherry cask and into another. Also another brand new release. Also from an independent bottler. This time from the master of casks themselves, Gordon & Macphail. Lots of new stuff coming from them shortly, I’m reliably informed.
Miltonduff 2007 G&M Cask Strength 61.6%
Colour: Dark Amber
Nose: Ethereal and meaty, dark chocolate and tobacco, leather, vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, a nice touch of gun smoke, cigar, slightly herbal.
Water: Marzipan and almond, opens up nicely.
Taste: Big but ethereal, sweet then more and more dry, black cherry, orange, oily chocolate and black pepper spice, a little chilli, dry tobacco and leather.
Water: Softer and less spicy.
Finish: Long length. Chilli chocolate, dark Sherry, some orange peel.
A brand new release in early 2018. Another great Sherry cask.
Average Score: 70.3
Distillery Ranking: 50th/ 62 places
Up/Down: 58> 50 (Up 8)
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Worst Score: 12
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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