Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Miltonduff 1983 33 Years Old

Style: Fruity and Spicy

Nose:

Creamy tropical fruits building on a stealthy, but sturdy dry spices backbone. Papaya and dried mango slowly boiling in coconut milk. Jack fruit jellies riding on ginger notes. Polished copper tones. A pretty typical matured-Miltonduff nose. Round up with white peppercorns, a sweet and spicy aroma.

Palate:

Simmering tropical fruits braced with vanilla cream sweetness blossoming neatly. Tropical fruits punchbowl. A nice mix of pawpaw and coconut jelly, yum. Dry spices striding in, red chilli skins, a handful of ginger shreds, a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon dust. Cadbury milk bars to finish.

Finish:

Light, stewed and waxy fruits and milk pudding. Milk chocolate finish.

Thoughts:

Chivas’s workhorse distillery for the Ballantine’s blend. Not often I get to try Miltonduff and less so at this age. A rather bright and sweet malt which blossoms nicely on the palate. While the presentation is pretty light but a rather staunch spirit, reminds me a bit of Glenmorangie if you ask me. Not very complicated overall but very well honed. Good dram.

☆ [Recommended]

[52.6%・1983 Distilled・2017 Bottled・Independent Bottling・Single Cask・Cask Strength・Non Chill Filtered・Non Coloured・1 of 168 Bottles・ Cask Number: 7450 • *]

-Esmond