Battlehill Miltonduff 7 Review

This is one of the youngest independent bottles I’ve purchased/tried, and it is only the second Miltonduff I’ve had. Battlehill is an independent bottler that is sold at Total Wine stores primarily.

Nose: Very green – the youth really shows here. Quite briny overall, especially for a speyside. Nose is all over the place: beef jerky, strawberries, young oak, and a bit of funk that I’ve come to associate with Miltonduff

Palate: Delicate barley up front – totally grain forward. Strawberries remain with some musty notes. A dash of black pepper

Finish: Very dry finish with some peppercorn, vanilla, tobacco, and oak lingering.

Rating: 80/100 – A bit too young for its own good, but it’s interesting to try such a young malt to really experience the malt on its own with minimal oak influence.

Value for the money: This was $50 at Total Wine which isn’t expensive in the grand scheme of things, but you can get some pretty good scotch for that amount. I’d like to see this closer to $35 or so.

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