Douglas McGibbon Miltonduff Tasting Notes

Posted: February 11, 2013 in Mitonduff, Scotch Whisky H-Z

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Miltonduff 2005 (7 year old) 46%

Sherry/ Code: PRV0948/ Dist: Nov 2005 Btl: Dec 2012/ Tasted: Jan 2013

For a sherry casked whisky it’s very Bourbon-esque to begin with a distinctly corn like sweetness followed by some lightly dried fruit, spice and sherry wood with a suggestion of heather and herbs. Still very buttery though.

Quite sweet and sugared with oily vanilla and rich sugar coated dried fruit, heather and a touch of violets. The oils build pleasantly along with the raisinated fruit and chocolate orange notes. Good spicy finish with a light vanilla oak and leather note.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Miltonduff 2005 (8 year old) 46%

Bourbon/Code: PRV1115/ Dist: Nov 2005 Btl: Oct 2014/ Tasted: Nov 2014

The nose is initially a little neutral and spirity with young barley and a touch of honey along with some nutty, creamy oak. With time the American oak becomes the focal point and it fill out a bit with a little herbal rye-like note emerging.

The palate is dense but oak dominated with toasty vanilla along with light, dusty tannins and spice. Long, with that herbal rye-like note coming through. I wonder if this has been matured in a first fill ex-rye whisky cask.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Mortlach 2006 (8 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV1140/ Dist: Nov 2006 Btl: July 2015/ Tasted: Aug 2015

The nose opens with soft barley and slightly sour baked fruit. Lightly malty with developing herbal notes and a touch of granulated sugar.

The palate is quite citric with hints of barley, banana, baked fruit and granulated sugar. Good length with the citrus returning and finishing with a light maltiness.

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