Miltonduff 19 year old, 51.3%

Price: $63.00 Issue: Fall 2011 Reviewer: Dave Broom

One in a trio from Chivas Bros., who every year release limited editions of 500 ml cask strength bottlings from a selection of its estates. These are predominantly only for sale on site or by mail order through www.maltwhiskydistilleries.com.

Miltonduff was licensed in 1824, and these days is also an important blender's malt with a little more oily depth than its neighbor, Glenburgie. This has a deep floral bouquet — think iris and lily — and aromatic fruits like quince. With water there's moss, sage, and orange peel. The fruity character is dominant in the mouth and becomes more tropical; there's even some coconut on the finish. £40