One of the oldest distilleries that no-one's ever heard of, Miltonduff was originally an illegal farm distillery called Milton, adding the 'Duff' when it obtained its license in 1824. Yet it is second only to Glenlivet in Pernod Ricard's Chivas group of distilleries, with a massive potential capacity of over 5 million litres/year. Read More »
Given that Miltonduff is the seventh largest distillery in Scotland, one would think that it would be more common - however the vast majority of its output goes into the Ballantine's blends. This G&M bottling has an attractive grassy, fruity character.
A bottling of Miltonduff at 5 years old. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s for the Italian market, so would have been distilled around the time that the distillery introduced a set of Lomond stills to produce the very rare Mosstowie.
An old bottling of 1973 vintage Miltonduff from independent bottler Gordon & Macphail as part of the Connoisseurs Choice series. This was bottled , judging by the colour, from a sherry cask, in the 1980s.