While there are hardly any official bottlings (the lion’s share goes into Ballantine’s, Old Smuggler and Teacher’s), Miltonduff is quite easily found with independent bottlers. This is one of those, albeit already a couple of years on the market. The sherry cask gave it a lovely copper hue.
At first, the nose shows quite a bit of sulpher, but that fades partly in favour of broth and candied orange peel. I must confess… it does not work to my liking. The sweet fruit (I do get some plums, nuts and bergamot in the distance) is swamped in scents of struck matches and never really reaches the surface.
Good body, though. The alcohol prickles a bit and immediately I get a lot of spices, but now it is nicely fruity. It is all about plums, oranges and a single raisin. Some dark chocolate, but that doesn’t last long. Luckily there is no trace of the sulpher on the palate.
The finish is long and sweet, but very peppery. Candied oranges at the death.
Pity of that nose, because the taste was rather nice.