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Millburn 17 Year Old 1983 Signatory

Peanut Butter

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

28th Nov 2013


Millburn 17 Year Old 1983 Signatory
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The Un-Chillfiltered Collection is bottled, as the name suggest, without chill filtration. Well, since this 17 Year Old Millburn was bottled at 46% ABV, there was no need. The sherry cask yielded no less than 685 bottles.

The nose offers a strange mix of mashed potatoes, butterscotch, Sevilla oranges, hay, butane gas and cardboard. After having breathed for a bit, it becomes somewhat perfumy. Dried flowers? Mint! My first encounter with Millburn was equally strange. I am getting the feeling that Millburn and me are not a very good match.

It is mildly oily and immediately both sweet and salty. The sweet translates into candied sugar, Turkish Delight, maple syrup and caramel, while the salt counters nicely. Seems like peanut butter. And I have to admit, this is actually quite good. This Millburn is rehabilitating big time. The cardboard is never far off, though.

The long finish on lightly bitter oranges and spices take the doubt away.

After a weird nose, this lost glory gets totally back into the game. Thank the Maker!

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