From the great people at Meadowside Blending we got some lovely samples to try out of the “The Maltman” expressions. This time I tried the Miltonduff 6 years old expression, to be released mid March 2015 of what we understood. It is bottled at 50%, after maturing in a Bourbon cask from being distilled in October 2009.
The palate has at first some red pepper spice and dark chocolate bitter that gives you a good kick for sure. But it subsides a bit into sweet fruit notes again, and I can find the flavours from the nose very well again here. But there is some more toffee sweetness on the teeth, with the darker chocolate instead of the creamy white. But with some more grainy and nutty notes coming to the front. Like a good breakfast granola with some dried tropical fruit mix with coconut chips added to it. Sprinkle it with some chocolate sprinkles and add some quark, and you have the picture that is in my mind when tasting this one.