Miltonduff Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 9y 2012
Speyside, The Whisky Cellar, 750 ml
This Miltonduff was matured for around 8 years in a first-fill American oak sherry cask and then "finished" for over a year in first-fill European oak. This "double sherry cask" maturation method has produced a strong, rich, full-bodied and stylish whisky. On the nose, aromas of warm Jamaican ginger cake, candied orange peel and caramelised brown sugar beguile. On the palate it convinces with mocha, sugared almonds, tobacco leaves, peppercorns and orange peel. Leaves a lingering, satisfyingly sweet mouthfeel.
Cask is All Important!
Two Scotsmen, Keith Bonnington, founder of The Whisky Cellar and Jimmy Roser, Managing Director of Baur au Lac Vins explore the art of whisky making by talking – and drinking a fine selection of superb Scottish whisky.
The Whisky Cellar
The Whisky Cellar was founded in 2017 as an independent Scottish bottler by whisky expert Keith Bonnington
Bonnington, who lives in the heart of Edinburgh, can look back on a career in whisky spanning almost two decades. For over 10 years he was responsible at Edrington for brands such as the Macallan and Highland Park.
Speyside: Das Herz der Whisky-Kultur
Geografisch gesehen ist die Speyside ein kleiner, nordöstlich gelegener Teilbereich der Highlands. Doch das Hügelland zwischen den Städten Inverness und Aberdeen, durch welches das Flüsschen Spy fliesst, das der Region ihren Namen gibt, ist das Herz und der Nabel der schottischen Whisky-Herstellung und Single Malt-Kultur. Nicht weniger als 50 der insgesamt 108 schottischen Destillerien sind hier beheimatet. Die Speyside-Malts bestechen mit ihrer Komplexität und Eleganz.
Scotland – Wild history, warming whisky
Whiskey, bagpipes, kilts – These are the most famous elements of Scottish culture. It has not been conclusively determined who invented whisky. The Scots and Irish both argue that they invented the “water of life.” Food and drink definitely tops the Scottish export categories. Every second, around 40 bottles of whisky are purchased. So it’s hardly surprising that whisky makes up around 80 percent of total food and drink exports.