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Outdated Mosstowie vs. younger Miltonduff


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September 24, 2021


Outdated Mosstowie vs. younger Miltonduff

We shan’t clarify how and when Mosstowie was made, we did that a number of occasions already and I am positive you realize. Bingo, effectively carried out, a pair of Lomond stills at Miltonduff, from 1964 to 1981. There is a model new one at LMDW however since we’ve not acquired another yet-untasted Mosstowie anyplace at Château WF, we’ll relatively have a younger Miltonduff as an alternative because the steppingstone…

Miltonduff 11 yo 2009/2021 (59.7%, Infrequent Flyers, PX puncheon, cask #6341, 646 bottles)

Miltonduff 11 yo 2009/2021 (59.7%, Rare Flyers, PX puncheon, cask #6341, 646 bottles) Two stars and a half

Good newish label by Alistair Walker, within the type of LMDW’s Transcontinental Rum Line or Jack Wiebers’ Nice Ocean liners. Ah, travelling with type… Color: brownish amber. Nostril: raisins and raisin cake, a little bit gunpowder, black nougat, Christmas cake (apologies), millionaire shortbread, bettelman, clafoutis… Effectively you see what I imply, there is a excessive but relatively cleaner PX impression. With water: extra raisins and a few walnut wine, triple-sec, fig wine and peonies early within the morning, then lavender and liquorice. Very good however maybe a tad heady. Mouth (neat): extraordinarily candy and raisiny, and intensely robust as effectively. Quite stuffy this far, however let’s have a look at what water will do to this shameless concoction… With water: it is cool, many wooden spices popping out, pencil shavings, cedarwood, some black tea… That implies energetic oak, both new or classically rejuvenated, if not STR. End: lengthy, the buoyant oak having taken over. Feedback: fairly good and positively flawless, however this contemporary soup, because it was ready, isn’t fairly my most popular type.

SGP:641 – 79 factors.

Mosstowie 40 yo 1979/2021 (51%, La Maison du Whisky, Artist, bourbon, cask #12758, 150 bottles)

Mosstowie 40 yo 1979/2021 (51%, La Maison du Whisky, Artist, bourbon, cask #12758, 150 bottles) Four stars and a half

So bear in mind, Lomond stills at Miltonduff, from 1964 to 1981. Certainly, you might collect that after these late-Nineteen Seventies vintages, they determined to chop their losses, so to talk. Oh and I do know the numbers don’t fairly add-up, however bear in mind the wonderful people at LMDW like their humorous rituals, reminiscent of rounding down the ages of a few of their bottlings. Yeah, similar to ageing Hollywood actresses do. Color: gold. Nostril: I’d wager that any Lomondness can be misplaced after greater than 40 years, not even positive I might describe that Lomondness within the first place, as I am unsure I ever truly observed any elevated ‘lightness’ or ‘floralness’. What we get right here is relatively some good ripe yellow fruits (mirabelles, peaches, apricots, quinces) and a really distant mentholy facet introduced by the previous wooden. Does not really feel re-racked in any respect, however I might be unsuitable. Notes of bananas. With water: nosing some treasured recent inexperienced tea from a real previous wild tea tree, additionally recent nuts, cashews, almonds, even home made peanut butter… Mashed potatoes as effectively, grand-chef type. Numerous butter. Mouth (neat): fairly good, a tad gritty because of the oak, virtually cigary, with a sense of biting cider apples. With water: begins to sing. Pineapples and pink grapefruits, oranges, a little bit eucalyptus (cough drugs), sage, recent parsley, chlorophyll… Some sides remind me of some all-herbs pesto, I ought to attempt to sprinkle some spaghetti with this one. I shall (could) report again. End: medium, relatively on yellow fruits, then chestnut purée and halva within the aftertaste. Touches of menthol. Feedback: fairly mental, not straightforward to learn (effectively it isn’t Hegel both), with none ‘apparent’ points or sides. In a means, it will all rely upon the way you want to see it; to style it. We should not rating these.

SGP:551 – 89 factors.








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