One of the loyal Speyside whisky representatives, offering releases such as the Miltonduff 2007 Gordon & MacPhail, and the Pluscarden 38 Years Old Silver Seal Gioachino Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia, a Milltonduff release which is incognito on the market. Miltonduff Single Malt Whisky is like a sweet walk in the forest thanks to the caramel and dried fruits in its taste and woody, flowery scents to the nose. Not only does this Speyside distillery produces its own distillery bottlings, it also produces the renowned Mosstowie Single Malt Whisky by the use of the Lomond still on site.
Officially established in 1824, the Miltonduff Distillery is one of the many distilleries brought to life shortly after the excise act of 1823. Some sources claim that illicit distilling took place on the site of Miltonduff years earlier under the name of “Milton”, yet the factuality of rumours have remained unconfirmed until this day. It’s pretty much certain that the distillery was named after its the eponymous and nearby located town named Miltonduff, and the distillery was founded by Robert Bain and Andrew Peary before they sold it to William Stuart in 1866, who was also the co-owner of the Highland Park Distillery at that time. Stuart privately owned Miltonduff until 1895, when Thomas Yool & Co. acquired a part of the distillery’s stock shares. The Miltonduff Distillery was thriving under the command of William Stuart, who constructed an extra still house and an extra mashing facility, by which he expanded the production capacity up to 1,3 million liters per annum.
The Miltonduff Distillery was acquired by Hiram Walker in 1936, which on its turn was acquired by Allied Distillers. This change of ownership meant a lot of positive developments for Miltonduff, as the distillery was reconstructed, two extra stills were added and the aforementioned Lomond Stills were added in order to produce Mosstowie Single Malt Whisky. In 1981 however, the production of Mosstowie was discontinued and the Lomond stills were replaced with two pot stills in order to provide for the expansion of Miltonduff Single Malt Whisky.
The Miltonduff Distillery is currently owned by Pernod Ricard.Read more