Very little Millburn made it out into the market as a single malt, primarily a blending whisky, those single malts that did appear will be documented on this page, and hopefully, celebrated.
Rare Malts 25 year old
Incredibly forceful and vibrant arrival. Apple puree, sandal wood, peanut butter and floral aspect that brings a summery vibe. Lemon cheesecake, corn and shortbread. Incredibly detailed and waxy. Orange, apricot stone and more citrus notes underline how alive this whisky is. A little marzipan, raw biscuit dough, crackers and Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer. Fire wood, saline, freshly laid concrete and cleaning solution for glass – classic Invernessian weirdness.
A richness and decadence to this whisky. It threatens to explode on the palate with an arsenal of flavours. Instead, without water it is a little overzealous at first. A tartness initially, with the orange and lemon pips fighting for supremacy. More apples, pine cones and beeswax. Then it goes international with Kiwi fruit, mango and some guava. Quite floral for an Invernessian whisky. Oh, don’t me wrong, there’s still the oddity of concrete, or to be more precise, sweepings from a concrete floor. Given time you pick up on the delicate smokiness and there’s a fatty essence to this whisky, which has a great texture. It is a blockbuster and with water the fruitiness continues.