All I know of Miltonduff, I recently posted here. Otherwise, here are some links for further reading:
As with so many distilleries, credit goes to the independent bottlers who source & present single malt expressions of whisky that would otherwise go straight into blends.
Miltonduff 10yo  GM Discovery 43% WB83.43
- N: Seemingly bourbon-y & sherried with a little rubber.
- T: Bourbon-y sherry again, and with slight medicinal fruits, it appears a touch Cognac-y.
- F: More rubber, which whilst not being a problem here anyway, gradually subsides. For afters, it’s sherried pancakes.
- C: A fun one.
Scores 83 points
- N: All those extra years bring some bung-cloth depth, yet the underlying spirity barley essence is not lost at all. Descriptors talk of straw-dry raisin-y malt, hessian grain sacks, savoury-sweet citrus-laced cardboard-y honeyed oats, a touch of tube-balloon solution and comfrey tea leaves.
- T: Sharpish straw-barley that becomes more astringent before giving way to savoury-sweet honeyed malt with bitter lemon & dry grapefruit [pith], rosehip tea, and a mash-like putty. Add water and the earthy/chalky field mushrooms spring up whilst the whole experience consolidates rather well too, not that it’s the easiest ride.
- F: Pretty much lifts off after the palate is done, save for some lingering sprites that speak of faint aniseed-y, earthy/chalky putty tannins. Significant echoes ensue.
- C: Those extra 18 years bring a fair bit more to the party, but there’s a significant trade-off. With thanks to Mr D. Worthington.
Scores 85 points
I wrote much about the Pulteney distillery last April 2018 [blog]. Of note: The correct name of the distillery is Pulteney Distillery, while the correct name of its product is Old Pulteney‘.
- N: Notes of nutty hessian.
- T: I find it a bit tannic with an undecided mouthfeel.
- F: Grassy, fruity vanilla with a coastal touch.
- C: A very decent core range expression, sitting rather neatly in-between the 12yo and the sadly discontinued 17yo.
Scores 85 points
- N: Peanut satay and grassy hessian.
- T: This is even more on the money than the 15yo, being fuller with a more focused & purposeful direction.
- F: Decent wrap-up.
- C: Solid. Well up there with the discontinued 17yo, though the two are totally different beasts and [grrr], with wildly different price-points also.
Scores 88 points