Go to content

Main menu:

Miltonduff - Glenlivet

Whisky Collection Bar > M

MILTONDUFF      10 years old 40 %                                 
Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

MILTON - DUFF  GLENLIVET     12 years old            
100 % Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Geen vermelding
van het alcoholpercentage
George Ballantine & Son Limited,
Dumbarton and Elgin
(Bottled a 20 years ago)

MILTONDUFF GLENLIVET         12 years old 43 %   INFO       
From the Heart of Scotland
The Miltonduff Distillery, Elgin

MILTONDUFF   13 years old 43 %             
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 3/9/89
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask no. 67180
Bottled 28/11/02
Genummerde flessen
The Ultimate Whisky Company, N.L.

MILTONDUFF   36 years old 42,7%                
PEERLESS
A Unique Whisky of Distinction
Fons etOrigo
DTC Cask Strenght
date distilled 02.1966
cask no. 1014
date bottled 12.2002
182 bottles
genummerde flessen
Duncan Taylor & Co.

MILTONDUFF   15 years old 46 %

LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY            
SPECIAL DISTILLERY BOTTLING
Allied Distillers Ltd., Dumbarton

MILTONDUFF    Aged 8 years 43 %   INFO          
BATTLEHILL
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire

FOUNDLAND  HILLS   Aged 8 years  43 %                                    
Distilled at Miltonduff
Bottled by Kincardine Bottlers
Limited Edition voor
Hanos nederland

MILTONDUFF  10 years old   58,9 %    INFO
ABV                  
FIRST  CASK
NATURAL  CASK  STRENGHT
SINGLE  CASK  WHISKY
Distilled 05 - 03 - 1998
Cask number 3615
Wood Sherry Hogshead
Bottled 02-03-2009
Non Chill - Filtered
1 of 168 Bottles
- Fhuair e an toiseach orra -
First Cask series from
Whisky Import Nederland, (W.I.N.) Uitgeest

MILTONDUFF INFO
Aged  28 years  50.1 %                            
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Society Single Cask: Code 72.38
Distilled 27th November 1984
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead ex Bourbon
Outturn: Only One of 248 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
Luscious, luxurious and velvety smooth.


Highland Malt
Speyside

MILTONDUFF - GLENLIVET (1824     also see Mosstowie

Elgin, Morayshire. Licentiehouder: George Ballantine & Son Ltd. Onderdeel van Allied Distillers Ltd.
Miltonduff - Glenlivet is onderdeel van Caledonian Malt Whisky Distillers Ltd. De malt divisie van Allied Distillers Ltd. Deel uitmakend van Hiram Walker Group Ltd. Eigendom van Allied Lyons Pic.
Miltonduff staat op land dat eens het eigendom van het Benedictijner klooster te Pluscarden en was één van de meest welvarende kloostergemeenschappen vroeger, die land bezaten van Elgin tot Rothes.
Op een nieuwjaarsdag in de vijftiende eeuw zegende een monnik het water van de Black Burn en van toen af werd gedistilleerd gemaakt met water van deze bron, Aqua Vitae, water of life genoemd.
Er wordt gezegd dat er in deze omgeving een vijftigtal illegale distilleerderijen stonden.
In 1824 kreeg Miltonduff een licensie. Het gebouw van de voormalig kloosterbrouwerij werd ketelhuis van de nieuwe distilleerderij en de steen waarop de zegende monnik knielde, is ingemesteld in de muur van Miltonduff.
De eerste eigenaars waren Bain en Pearey maar die verkochten Miltonduff spoedig aan William Stuart die op zijn beurt de distilleerderij doorverkocht aan Thomas Yool die in 1936 Miltonduff verkoopt aan Allied Distillers.
In 1970 werd er uitgebreid.
Miltonduff had ook enkele jaren een 'Lomond' ketel in gebruik, waarvan de whisky onder de naam Mosstowie werd verkocht.
Miltonduff heeft een Mash tun van 15 ton.
Er staan 18 Wash backs van elk 50.000 liter.
De zes ketels worden met stoom verhit, de drie Wash stills hebben een inhoud van 18000 liter, de drie Spirit stills elk 17000 liter.
De jaarproduktie is 4.000.000 liter spirit.
Einde 1999:
na een verbouwing en modernisering van E 1 miljoen kan Miltonduff 5,25 miljoen spirit per jaar produceren.
Allied Distillers Februari 2003
Dumbarton Distillery sluit. Het komplex waar ook het hoofdkantoor van Allied was gevestigd, hergde ook de Dumbarton Grain distilleerderij, en ook werden de malt whiskies Lomond, waarvan slechts één botteling bekend is, uitgebracht door de Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh onder code nummer 98.1, en Inverleven.
2004.  De capaciteit van de Grain distilleerderij Strathclyde wordt vergroot tot 39 miljoen liter
spirit per jaar, dat was 32 miljoen liter.
Het hoofdkantoor wordt gevestigd te Kilmalid.
Het enorme gebouwencomplex is verkocht aan twee projectontwikkelaars.

Established in 1824 from buildings once used as a meal-mill by the monks at the nearby Pluscarden Priory, Miltonduff Distillery produces a fragrant, flowery malt with hints of peat and vanilla.
It is said that the Black Burn from which the distillery draws its water, was blessed by a saintly abbot in the 15th century, and that the stone upon which he knelt was built in to the distillery walls.
Miltonduff Distillery was founded in 1824. The distillery was extensively modernised in the 1930s and again in the 1970s.
Miltonduff whisky is a very important part of the Ballantine blend. As well as a distillery the site is also home to laboratories, engineering support and centralised warehousing for Allied distilleries.
Miltonduff also produced Mosstowie Single Malt between 1964 and 1981.




Miltonduff was, briefly, part of Allied Distiller’s Caledonian Malts range (alongside Laphroaig, Tormore, Scapa and Glendronach) but other than a limited edition 18-year-old cask strength bottling, no official releases have taken place under Chivas Brothers' ownership. Licensed bottlings are made under the auspices of Gordon & MacPhail. Some Mosstowie (see below) also occasionally surfaces.

Image

BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
Mosstowie
Pluscarden Valley


One wonders what the monks would have made of it. Moonshining was commonplace in the surroundings of Pluscarden Abbey in the smuggling era of the late 18th and early 19th century. Whether any monastic distillation ever took place is unknown – the original monastery fell into ruin in the early 17th century, but was restored in 1948 and is now the only medieval monastery still inhabited by monks. Distillation certainly took place at Milton Farm where the abbey’s old meal mill once stood.

Miltonduff (the suffix comes from Duff family which owned the estate) went legal in 1824 and by the end of the century was one of the largest producers in Scotland, making in excess of one million litres a year and using triple distillation (an unusual technique for Highland/Speyside distilleries).

Its next landmark came in 1936 when it was bought by Canadian distiller Hiram Walker which was beginning its Scottish expansion (Ballantine’s, Dumbarton).

In 1964, a pair of ‘Lomond’ stills was installed producing a malt which was named Mosstowie. The stills operated until 1981. A significant expansion in 1974 saw capacity increased to more than 5m litres per annum with three pairs of stills now operating. In 2005 it became part of Chivas Brothers.

TIMELINE

1824
A license to distil at Miltonduff is obtained by Andrew Peary and Robert Bain
1866
The distillery is purchased by William Stuart
1895
Thomas Yool & Co becomes a shareholder
1936
Canadian group Hiram Walker buys Miltonduff
1964
A pair of Lomond stills are installed and produce the Mosstowie brand of whisky
1974
Capacity is increased to over 5m litres in a significant expansion
1981
The Lomond stills are replaced by two pot stills
1987
Allied Lyons, having bought 50% of Hiram Walker the previous year, purchases the group outright
1991
Miltonduff appears in the Caledonian Malts line-up
2005
Pernod Ricard (Chivas Brothers) takes over the distillery following its acquisition of Allied Domecq
MILTONDUFF FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
5.9
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube. Each still has a sub cooler
FERMENTATION TIME i
Minimum 48hrs
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
8
HEAT SOURCE i
Gas, steam via heat exchanger and thermocompression system
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Unpeated
MALT SUPPLIER i
Simpsons, Bairds
MASH TUN MATERIAL i
Stainless Steel
MASH TUN TYPE i
Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
68-69%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
15,000
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Onion
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
18,200
STILLS i
6 (3 wash, 3 spirit)
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
12,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Onion
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
22,730
WASHBACK CHARGE (L) i
36,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
Stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
16
WATER SOURCE i
The Black Burn
YEAST TYPE i
Mauri Liquid
OWNERS

Pernod Ricard logo
PARENT COMPANY

Pernod Ricard
2005 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Chivas Brothers Holdings
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Allied Domecq
1994 - 2005
Allied Lyons
1987 - 1994
Hiram Walker & Sons
1936 - 1987
William Stuart & Co
1866 - 1936
Andrew Pearey
1824 - 1866
Robert Bain
Back to content | Back to main menu