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Miltonduff

The Miltonduff distillery lies in the Glen of Pluscarden, whose barley rich pastures once played host to as many as fifty illicit stills during the 1800s. The site was once the meal mill of Pluscarden Abbey. The Benedictine Priory of Pluscarden was founded in 1236 and had been closed for some time, until 1948 when it was reopened. The Miltonduff whisky distillery was founded by Robert Bain and Andrew Peary in 1824, shortly after the Excise Act was passed.

Miltonduff was named for an illicit distillery known as Milton and the suffix was added for the Duff family, who owned the land. It was following Hiram Walker Gooderham and Worts’ acquisition of George Ballantine and Son in 1935, that the need for a stable supply of Scotch malt whisky became evident. Accordingly, the Miltonduff distillery was acquired a year later and transferred subsequently to the supervision of George Ballantine. From then on, Miltonduff whisky has been an important component of Ballantine’s popular blended products.

The distillery is now under Chivas Brothers ownership, following the acquisition of Allied by Chivas' parent company Pernod Ricard in 2005. The three pairs of stills have a combined total capacity of 5.5 million litres annually and in 1964 two Lomond stills were installed. It is in these stills that Mosstowie, a rare single malt, is distilled. There has been an officially released bottling, though it is no longer produced. There have been, however, a handful of independent releases.

Miltonduff Whisky Distillery

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About Miltonduff Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01343 547433

Distillery Founded

1824

Distillery Capacity

5 500 000 litres

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Owner

Chivas Brothers

Distillery Address

Miltonduff, Elgin, Morayshire IV30 8TQ

1824

Andrew Peary and Robert Bain obtain a licence for Miltonduff Distillery. It has previously operated as an illicit farm distillery called Milton Distillery but changes name when the Duff family buys the site it is operating on.

1866

William Stuart buys the distillery.

1895

Thomas Yool & Co. becomes new part-owners.

1936

Thomas Yool & Co. sells the distillery to Hiram Walker Gooderham & Worts. The latter transfers administration to the newly acquired subsidiary George Ballantine & Son.

1964

A pair of Lomond stills is installed to produce the rare Mosstowie.

1974

– Major reconstruction of the distillery.

1981

The Lomond stills are decommissioned and replaced by two ordinary pot stills; the number of stills now totalling six.

1986

Allied Lyons buys 51% of Hiram Walker.

1987

Allied Lyons acquires the rest of Hiram Walker.

1991

Allied Distillers follow United Distillers´ example of Classic Malts and introduce Caledonian Malts where Tormore, Glendronach and Laphroaig are included in addition to Miltonduff. Tormore is later replaced by Scapa.

2005

Chivas Brothers (Pernod Ricard) become new owners through the acquisition of Allied Domecq.

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A Gordon and MacPhail bottling of Miltonduff aged for 10 years in sherry casks.  More info
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This is the first batch of single malt Scotch whisky from the Miltonduff distillery, bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, and it features the Loch Ness Whisky Parliament on the label, or, more...  More info
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This 17 year old Miltonduff was bottled as part of Douglas Laing's Old Particular range, bottled without chill filtration or artificial colouring at 48.4% abv in August 2013. The outturn was 319...  More info
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This Miltonduff single malt Scotch whisky was matured for 8 years in a tiny Octave sherry cask to increase the interaction between the wood and the whisky. A fantastic independent bottling from Duncan...  More info
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This was distilled at the Miltonduff distillery in early 1998 before a 14 year maturation in a wine-finished cask (number 3611). It was bottled at natural cask strength for Carn Mor in 2012.  More info
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Single malt from Miltonduff, independently bottled without colouring or chill-filtering by A. D. Rattray for the Cask Collection. It matured in a bourbon hogshead for 18 long years, up until November...  More info
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A single cask Miltonduff distilled in May of 1990 and aged for 21 years in a refill hogshead before bottling in November 2011. A release of 183 bottles from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range.  More info
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Yummy 18 year old Miltonduff single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Hunter Laing for the Old Malt Cask range. A limited release of 228 bottles.  More info
$143.54
A single cask Miltonduff distilled in 1989 and aged for 22 years in cask 449009 and bottled in 2012 for Berry Brothers and Rudd.  More info
$147.52
Hurrah for Miltonduff whisky! Lovely stuff! This bottling of their single malt comes to us from the Mackillop's Choice range, and was matured in a single cask from June 1990 to March 2014 (23 years!)...  More info
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7 year old bottling (decantering?) from Miltonduff, presented in a 19th century-style ceramic decanter. 448 were filled by hand from a single cask by Douglas Laing.  More info
$189.30
An Adelphi bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the marvellous Miltonduff distillery in Speyside. It was distilled in 1981 and matured in a single refill ex-bourbon hogshead for 32 long years...  More info
$251.13
This single cask release of Miltonduff single malt was matured for a massive 31 years before it was bottled with an outrun of 189 bottles for The Duncan Taylor Single range. Looking to keep on keeping...  More info
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The Duncan Taylor Single selection are a wonderfully lavish series of independently bottled rare whiskies from top distilleries, presented in gorgeous hardwood and leather boxes. This edition is a 30...  More info
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Just 82 bottles of this incredible 31 year old Miltonduff were produced, which is rather fitting in this case, as it was distilled in '82. Speaking of cases, as we were, this single cask whisky comes...  More info
$598.53
From the Lomond stills of the Miltonduff distillery in 1979, comes this rare expression of Mosstowie single malt Scotch whisky, bottled in 2012 by Gordon & MacPhail for the Rare Old range. It was...  More info
$813.36
A 1998 vintage Miltonduff, distilled during the Winter. It was then aged for 12 years in a refill hogshead before bottling in Winter 2010. This was bottled for the Provenance range from Douglas Laing.  More info
$68.00
The Miltonduff distillery in Speyside filled two casks full of their stunning single malt Scotch whisky in February 1995 and let them mature. In January 2014, Signatory bottled these two bourbon...  More info
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This was distilled at the Miltonduff distillery in Autumn 2005 before a 7 year maturation in a single sherry butt. It was bottled for the Provenance range in Autumn 2012, and it offers up a...  More info
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This is a twelve year old Miltonduff bottled for Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. This is a limited release of just 357 bottles.

The Old Malt Cask range began as a release of fifty bottlings in...  More info
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An 18 year old Miltonduff from Signatory taken from three bourbon barrels. Great Stuff.  More info
$76.19
An old independent bottling of 11 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Miltonduff distillery (with its traditional name 'Miltonduff-Glenlivet' being used here). It was distilled in 1990 and...  More info
$78.74
Bottled for the Duthies range by WM Cadenhead, this 18 year old Miltonduff single malt Scotch whisky has bottled without chill-filtering or having anything added to it. It's nothing but 354 bottles of...  More info
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Distilled at Miltonduff in June 1996 and aged in refill sherry casks no. 9446 and no. 9449 before bottling at cask strength in May 2007 by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info
$86.09
Being one of Scotland's oldest independent bottlers, WM Cadenhead seem to like doing things the traditional way, which might explain why they have used Miltonduff's traditional name on this bottle of...  More info
$87.64
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