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Miltonduff Malt Whisky Distilling Equipment
Stainless steel mash tun
16 stainless steel washbacks
3 wash and 3 spirit stills
Matured in American oak bourbon casks stored in warehouses on site
Miltonduff Distillery History
The distillery is situated close to the famous Pluscarden Abbey – said to have at one time produced the finest ale in Scotland. This was attributed to the waters being drawn from the Black Burn that had been blessed by a Saintly abbot in the 15th century .
Established in 1824 by Andrew Peary & Robert Bain the distillery was amongst the first officially licensed distilleries. In 1866 it was sold to William Stuart.
When Alfred Barnard visited in 1877 he recorded ”some of the oldest fads and methods are in use, and the ancient style of stills and utensils, as carried only by the smugglers, have also been continued.”
At some point in the 1890s Thomas Yool & Co unite with William Stuart and a period of renovation and rebuilding takes place. The distillery was badly affected in the whisky recession that followed the Pattison bankruptcy, 1898..
In 1936 Thomas Yool & Co sold the distillery to Hiram Walker-Gooderham & Worts Ltd. The following year Hiram Walker & Sons (Scotland) Ltd acquires control, who licensed it to George Ballentine & Sons
At some stage in 1964 two Lomond type stills added for production of a spirit referred to as “Mosstowie”
Further rebuilding work in 1974 adds more wash backs. Then in1981The Lomond Stills used to distil Mosstowie stills are changed to conventional stills to meet the need for an increase production of Miltonduff.
Allied Distillers acquire control in 1992 then in 2005 Fortune Brands Inc. obtain control.
The Majority of production is used in Ballantine’s blends
Gordon & MacPhail bottle the whisky as a single malt on behalf of the distillery
Mosstowie is still available from Duncan Taylor,Gordon & MacPhail and Blackadder International.
Miltonduff Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings
Miltonduff 12 Year Old (bottled by Gordon & MacPhail)
Miltonduff 15 year Old
Miltonduff Single Malt Scotch Whisky Independent Bottlings
Battlehill (Duncan Taylor)
Creative Whisky Company
Duncan Taylor "Cask Strength" selection
Gordon & MacPhail "Cask Strength"
Kingsbury (Japan Imports System)
Lonach (Duncan Taylor)
Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing),
Private Cellar (Speyside Distillers)
Scotts Selection (Speyside Distillers)
Un-Chill Filtered (Signatory).
Whisky Galore (Duncan Taylor)
Miltonduff Single Malt Whisky 10 year old
Gordon & MacPhail 40% Tasting Notes...
Colour: Light gold.
Nose: Soft esters with fruity aromas - red apples, followed by sweet fudge notes.
Palate: Cereal flavours with spicy and treacle notes.
Nose: Fruity aromas - raisins, with fragrant heather and cereal notes
Palate: Sweet, fruity cereal flavours with a spicy edge, and floral/freshly cut grass notes.
Body: Light and delicate.
Finish: Balanced sweet and round.
Cask Type: First Fill and Refill Sherry Casks.
Whisky Style: Easy drinking - soft flavours and a rounding sweetness.
Mosstowie Single Malt Scotch Whisky Independent Bottlings
Blackadder International (Mosstowie)
Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail),
Rarest of the Rare (Duncan Taylor).
Mosstowie Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1991
Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail), Tasting Note
Nose: Closed - mulled fruits and a hint of sherry wood.
Palate: Smoke initially followed by fruit and spices.
Nose: Sweet, toffee note with the sherry element still evident. Hints of peatiness.
Palate: Smoky - charred oak, ripe/fermented fruits.
Finish: Touch smoky.
Cask Type: Refill Sherry Hogsheads.
Whisky Style: Lighter in style than Miltonduff - pleasant Speysider with
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Miltonduff Scotch Whisky
Distillery Style Tasting Notes
Nose: Lightly peated.
Palate: Light to medium bodied. Smooth and sweet with plenty of malt, orange and vanilla.
Finish: Complex, sweet, toffees.
Founded in 1824 by Andrew Peary & Robert Bain
Location Speyside region Central district South west of Elgin
Water source The Black Burn.