About The Distillery
The recent history of Scotch whisky has been of great surges in the sales of single malt whisky, and a slight loosening of the dominance of blended Scotch. During this period, many whisky distilleries whose spirit had quietly served the interests of blends, began to make the names of their single malts stand out in their own right.
Miltonduff was a little slow to this party. It’s been such a successful contributor over the years to Ballantines (Scotland’s second most successful blend) that the pressure to become a famous single malt in its own right was less of a priority. In 2017, an official Miltonduff single malt was released – but it still carried the Ballantine’s name prominently on the label. Miltonduff single malt whisky is hard to find in any form.
Miltonduff was always relied on to bring a rich, oily foundation to Ballantines, and so the single malt is a robust one. The stills are run quickly and their lyne arms descend, allowing less time for copper contact and reflux. When filled into a cask of any type, Miltonduff absorbs great depths of flavour and becomes a great platform for displaying the characteristics of the cask.
Buyer’s note: We cannot offer a photo of this cask due to the regulations on Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations that are imposed in the warehouse.