When recently visiting the Glenmorangie distillery a sample was shared of the Milsean expression to take home and have a closer look at. On the website it says that Milsean, the seventh annual release in the private edition range, is Gaelic for sweet things and that it has been maturing in an ex-bourbon cask with an added extra maturation period in a former wine casks that was re-toasted for this expression.
The nose is very sweet with notes of fudge, vanilla, lemon sweets, lots of other kind of sweets and something that makes me think of a sweet dessert wine or soft rum. Hints of some soft spices and ginger but more in the back of the sweetness.
On the palate even more fresh fruit notes get added to the mix. Where I had more candied fruit sweet notes on the nose, it now changes in fresh apples, pears, plums, oranges, cherries and strips of black liquorish candy.
The medium length finish has some soft wood spice, vanilla, honey and cake notes coming through just as I found before on the nose in the back. A sticky sweet fruity dram, that keeps reminding me more of that soft rum or very sweet wine then whisky and a bit too sweet for me but still a lovely thing to enjoy. Thanks for sharing the sample Glenmorangie!