Miltonduff 21 year old 70cl
This 21 year old Miltonduff was aged in a re-fill bourbon cask. It was bottled at natural cask strength and exclusively for us by legendary Spirits and wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd. The barrel yielded just 150 bottles. Whisky legend Charles Maclean praised it for its complexity, richness and overall character.
Founded in 1824, just one year after the enactment of the Excise Act, this distillery was built on the historic site of an ancient Abbey. Rumours have it that illegal distillation was taking place at this place prior to the enactment of the 1823 Act. The distillery changed hands a couple of times during the 19th century and in 1936 it was acquired by Hiram Walker from Canada. As a result of a boycott on liquid yeast and a move towards solid yeast, Hiram Walker developed the Lomond Still. Two of these distilling devices were installed a the the Miltonduff distillery in 1964 and the whisky produced there was called 'Mosstowie'. These new stills were in operation until 1981 when they were replaced by traditional pot stills. These days most of the whisky produced at this distillery ends up in the Ballantine's blends.