This is already the fifth cask of Miltonduff bottled by German company Malts of Scotland. I am ashamed to say that I have only tried one of those so far (the 2004 on sherry, which was released in 2015). But thanks to my buddy Manny, I can try this one as well. It matured on a Marsala cask! Marsala is a fortified wine from Sicily that will undoubtedly give this whisky a sweet edge. There is even a pink sheen to the color.
Milk chocolate filled with strawberry cream. Really, it’s the first impression on the nose. Then cuberdons, autumn leaves, marzipan, macaroons and cold coffee. Hint of toasted oak, but also some potato skins. Very sweet and just a tad umami, but quite nice.
The body is a bit too light, but it’s not disturbing. It’s very sweet on red fruit and immediately very piquant. Chili peppers, mostly, but also some cloves and saffron. The wood gives it a bitter edge.
The finish is fairly long, sweet and warm.
And odd, somewhat candy-like Miltonduff that I quite fancy. Thanks, Manny.