ALEXANDER MURRAY & CO., MILTONDUFF DISTILLERY 24-YEAR SINGLE CASK '1994', SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
It’s rare to find a Miltonduff bottled on its own as a single malt—more typically, the work of this excellent distillery provides the top dressing note for the elegant blends at Ballantine.
That by itself makes this release special, but then consider the specs: This is a 24-year-old, single cask, cask-strength, unchill-filtered single malt matured in an ex-bourbon barrel.
It doesn't carry the magical age statement of 25 years—being short by just a few months. But here’s what else it doesn't carry: the price tag of a 25-year. Add in our special Concierge family discount, and you have a truly phenomenal bargain.
If your heart doesn't race at the invocation of the name Miltonduff, you're not alone. This Speyside distillery might be the best-kept secret in the world of Scotch.
Those who do make the discovery are generally blown away by what they taste. A first nosing of the glass, with its old-school citrus notes and wispy smoke, won’t feel revelatory. But now take that first sip.
Or, correction—add a drop of water, and take that first sip. That luxurious first sip. There's no smoke here, just gorgeous richness—a hint of buttered popcorn, a vein of melted milk chocolate, a bit of fresh baked bread, a dollop of caramel.
All that, plus a burst of complex aromatics. And a long and succulent finish.
To know the land and its history is to love it even more. Located in the Glen of Pluscarden, an abbey just southwest of Elgin, Moray, the distillery is situated between the clear, cool waters of Black Burn and the rich barley pastures owned by a nearby monastery—the only medieval monastery in the world still inhabited by monks.
Who, we imagine, were none too keen to know that Miltonduff was an illegal hooch operation before the passage of the Excise Act in 1823.
The operation has been legit ever since.
And in every sense of the word.
We're delighted to be in possession of just over 100 cases, thanks to our strong partnership with the independent bottlers Alexander Murray & Co., who have an eye for excellent single casks.
Act now, though; those 100 cases aren't going to last long.
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