In 1964, Miltonduff distillery, then owned by Hiram Walker, was equipped with two Lomond stills so that it could produce a second single malt called Mosstowie. These two stills were dismantled in 1981. Distilled on 30th May 1973, this energetic version with its vibrant youthful spirit enthusiastically proves that time has no hold over it. At every key moment in the tasting, it finds a new energy so that we are kept permanently on tenterhooks. Among other things, it shows lots of rigour, precision and conviction in the development of its flavour and aroma palette, moving from a fresh, mineral character to medicinal then sweet notes.
Colour: intense golden yellow.
Profile: the complex initial nose is lemony, herbaceous, vanilla and fruity (grape, pear). The mineral mid-palate is spicy and medicinal. The lively attack wonderfully summarizes the aromatic palette. The mid-palate becomes considerably sweeter (toffee).The long finish is full of power, malt and stunning finesse.
The whisky was disgorged and bottled under my supervision in the Town of Pitlochry on 14th June 2018.Andrew W. Symington, Managing Director, Signatory Vintage