Another well executed TT courtesy of Whisky Wire. All the whiskies are exclusive Milroy’s bottlings (and only the first has added colour or chill filtering). Here’s the line-up (my notes and ratings are as tasted blind)
- Milroy’s Finest Blended Scotch Malt
- Glen Elgin 17 yo 1995, 348 bottles
- Zuidam Dutch Rye Single Cask
- Milstone 14 yo
- Milroy’s Single Cask Peated Malt
- Milroy’s Exclusive Glen Garioch 1978 Single Cask
Body – Very creamy, smooth with a spicy kick to it. Real grain backing, good spice.
Finish – Short, clean, uneventful.
Nose – Oranges, orange liqueur, honey, tangerines, a little banana. Orange squash? Blackberry and fennel, a little malt.
Body – Firm, malty, rich, spicy and quite well balanced at first with the sherry notes, but then lands a bit awkwardly with some bitterness.
Finish – Short, with a belt of red fruits.
Body – Rich, elegant coconut, deep tropical fruit, mango and banana. Some wheat/rye notes here, there is structure in amongst the sugar too.
Finish – Really sweet finish, like Malibu. Deep, rich coconut, but quite short.
Body – Rich Madeira, savoury and stickily sweet, chewy, some more leather. Massive sherry belt, but very nicely delivered. Chocolate orange.
Finish – Long, sweet, balanced. Fizzing wood at the end.
Milroy’s Single Cask Peated Malt, 40% B⊕
Nose – Fresh peat. A savoury edge to it, a bit meaty, some hot solder/burning flux. Backnote of jasmine.
Body – Sweet, clear, refreshing. Nicely phenolic, delicious.
Finish – Very clean, elegant finish, very refreshing. Bitter back note develops and makes way for wood, then toasted malt. Very pleasant but a bit polite.
Nose – Intense tropical fruit, pineapple, pineapple upside down cake, pineapple cubes, bit of hospital floor cleaner (with wax). Old wood backing – structured and balanced. Dark and waxy.
Body – Dark, wooded spice. Big hit of toasted malt, more honeyed tropical fruit. Great structure.
Finish – long, dark, spicy, loads of fruit. Fizzing round the tongue, lingering impression of candied pineapple. Deeply pleasant.
Another great session with some likeminded tasters and some very interesting whisky – thanks to all the tasters, and thanks to WhiskyWire and Milroys!