First Editions – Cask strenght
Distilled : 1995 – Bottled : 2012 – Cask number : ES 015/02 – Alcool : 59,40 %
The whiskies from this distillery are known for their balance, freshness, fruitiness, and elegant complexity.
The late Michael Jackson wrote about this distillery “Style. Floral, fragrant, straightforward, elegant farm. To drink: as Appetizer.”
À quelques kilomètres d’Elgin, dans le Speyside en Écosse, et plus exactement au sud de cette bourgade, se trouve la distillerie Miltonduff. Tout près de là se dressent les ruines du monastère de Pluscarden.
Depuis sa rénovation en 1974, la capacité de Miltonduff est de 5,5 millions d’hl, ce qui est important pour le Speyside. L’équipement comprend une cuve de brassage (où sont produits jusqu’à 40 brassins par semaine), 16 fermenteurs en inox et trois paires d’alambics. Les chais de stockage ont une capacité de 54 000 fûts.
Miltonduff est connu pour son équilibre, sa fraicheur, son fruité, et son élégante complexité.
The Bottler : Brand First Editions
Founded in 2010, the origins of the company are rooted in the decades we have spent growing up in and around the scotch whisky industry, and our respect and passion for the spirit this history has instilled. With a label inspired by the classic elegance of an antique manuscript, the First Editions brand is the mark of quality which appears across our core range of single-cask bottlings of malt whisky.
We review our maturing stocks on a monthly basis, drawing samples from casks we believe may be ready for bottling. Always mindful of the benefits of a whisky being from just one cask, we will bottle it when we feel it is at its best for drinking rather than being influenced by “round” ages such as 18, or 25 years old.
The First Editions bottlings are always at cask-strength and, naturally, without artificial colouring or chill-filtration.
“Our mission as a company is to bottle only the finest single-casks of Scotland’s malt whiskies, under our own First Editions label.”
“As a young company in an industry where time is of the greatest importance, we can afford to be patient.”
The Speyside is a region that forms a core within the Highlands and that stretches along the Spey River. It goes even further, far beyond the lands of the Spey. Thus, the distilleries placed along Livet, Fiddich, Avon, Lossie, Findhorn and Deveron are also considered as a part of the Speyside. As it is not a geological unit, the boundaries of that region have never been set and sometimes, one could argue about the region from which a distillery comes from. According to the way we establish the boundaries, 63 of the 90 distilleries still in operation in Scotland are in the Speyside.