Well here we are at the start of a new year, a new decade, and most excitingly – a whole new era for our club and we are going to start it with a bang. This month we have an absolutely superb ‘sherry’ hit out from our old friends, esteemed independent bottlers Gordon & MacPhail – the Miltonduff 10 year old.
The Miltonduff 10 year old is from our old friends, independent bottlers Gordon & MacPhail. This whisky is part of Gordon & MacPhail’s “Discovery Range” and sets out to showcase an amazing ‘sherry’ flavour profile. Non-peated and aimed squarely at the ‘Sherry Bomb’ market – if you like a big hit of stewed fruits or you still feel like a heaping big bowl of Christmas pud, then you’ll want one of the Miltonduff 10 year old.
Nose: an initial hit of after school butter and jam on weet-bix (remember those!), there’s caramel and stewed fruits. All this is underpinned by an earthy grassy note.
Palate: Coats mouth nicely with an initial mild yet warming spice all over. This gives way to honey, spicy plum pudding and orange. Wafts of jasmine come and go and that earthiness persists to temper the sweetness.
Finish: Nice and long, spicy and chewy with a sweetness that fades to a savoury – like sweet pork at an Asian food stall.