Millburn 25 Years Old Rare Malts Selection 61.9% 1975

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Distileerderij Millburn
Bottelaar OB
Serie Rare Malts Selection
Gebotteld voor
Gedistilleerd op 1975
Gebotteld 10.2001
Land Schotland
Streek Highlands
Leeftijd 25
Cask Type
Alcohol percentage 61.9
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie Damaged Box (box flap is loose), Mid Shoulder
Etiket Perfect
Voorraad 0

Professionele reviews

Serge Valentin (87)

Colour;: straw. Nose: this one is much rawer, smoky, meaty and grassy, with notes of mustard seeds, ham, wet chalk… Truly wild. Not pungent despite the high alcohol but let’s try it with water (at roughly 45%): we have more wax now, fir honey, vanilla pods, pollen… Water really worked, this one is an excellent swimmer but it’s not quite as complex as the 1969. Hints of wet dog. Mouth (neat): punchy and much fruitier, on canned pineapples, oranges and a slight waxiness. Lots of alcohol of course that quite masks the whole. So, with water: even sweeter but also spicier, with more tannins but also quite some salt and those mustardy notes. Long, peppery and spicy finish, with less sweetness but a little resin now… The whole is quite ‘natural’, a good example of most Rare Malts’ style.

BOW (90)

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Millburn 25 Years Old Rare Malts Selection: A Testament to Timeless Craftsmanship

Millburn distillery, nestled in Inverness, Scotland, held a rich legacy as a producer of single malt Scotch whisky from 1807 to 1985. Its whisky played a significant role in the esteemed "Mill Burn" vatted malt, capturing the hearts of whisky enthusiasts around the world. Among its exceptional releases, the Millburn 25 Years Old Rare Malts Selection stands out as a testament to the distillery's timeless craftsmanship.

Tasting Notes:

- Inviting aromas of ripe orchard fruits, with hints of honeyed sweetness and delicate floral notes.
- Subtle whispers of oak, intertwined with a gentle smokiness, creating a complex and alluring bouquet.

- A symphony of flavors unfolds on the palate, with layers of rich toffee, luscious dark chocolate, and ripe berries.
- The influence of time is evident in the interplay of delicate spices and a subtle earthy character, showcasing the depth and complexity of this aged expression.

- A long and satisfying finish, leaving traces of dried fruits, a gentle smokiness, and a lingering warmth that lingers on the palate.


Millburn distillery, originally known as "Inverness Distillery," was founded in 1807 by Mr. Welsh, predating the legalization of whisky distillation by the Excise Act of 1823. Over the years, the distillery changed hands multiple times, with notable owners including James Rose, Alexander MacDonald, and Andrew Haig & Co. In 1904, it officially adopted the name "Millburn" under the Millburn Distillery Company.

The distillery's resilience was tested in 1922 when a fire caused significant damage. However, the dedicated owners successfully rebuilt and restored operations, ensuring the continuation of Millburn's esteemed whisky production. The subsequent acquisition by Booth's Distillers Ltd. and its integration into the Distillers Company Ltd. family further solidified Millburn's place in the whisky industry.

Despite its storied history, Millburn distillery sadly closed its doors in 1985. In the years that followed, many of its buildings were demolished, making way for redevelopment. However, a tangible piece of the distillery's legacy remained as Whitbread opened "The Auld Distillery," a Beefeater restaurant, and a Travel Inn hotel on the site, preserving a connection to Millburn's past.

The Millburn 25 Years Old Rare Malts Selection, bottled in 2001 as part of the renowned Rare Malts Selection series, pays homage to the distillery's heritage. With its remarkable age and exquisite flavor profile, this expression offers whisky enthusiasts an opportunity to experience the craftsmanship and artistry that defined Millburn's whiskies.

As you savor a dram of Millburn 25 Years Old Rare Malts Selection, you embark on a journey through time, appreciating the dedication, expertise, and passion that went into creating this exceptional whisky. It serves as a tribute to the enduring legacy of Millburn distillery, forever etched in the annals of Scotch whisky history.

Please note that due to the vintage nature of this bottle, there is a possibility that the closure may have deteriorated over time. We recommend exercising caution when opening it to ensure the preservation of its precious contents. Rest assured that the item is sold as described, and every effort has been made to maintain its integrity.

Embrace the opportunity to indulge in a piece of whisky history with the Millburn 25 Years Old Rare Malts Selection. Allow its exquisite flavors to transport you back in time, relishing the craftsmanship of a bygone era. Cheers to the legacy of Millburn distillery and the enduring allure of exceptional single malt Scotch whisky.

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