Located on the site of the meal mill of Pluscarden Abbey,near Elgin,Miltonduff distillery dates back to 1824.
Address :MILTONDUFF, IV30 3TG
Telephone :01343 554121
Fax :01343 548802
Owning Company :Allied Distillers Ltd.
Production Status :Operational
Source :Local water supply
Age when bottled :12 yrs
No. of Wash Stills :3
No. of Spirit Stills :3
Cask Woods :Ex-bourbon
Visitors per annum :500
Export Bottlings :12 yrs
Nose :Agreeable, fragrant bouquet.
Taste :Medium bodied with a pleasant, well matured, subtle finish
Comments :After-dinner. Another malt called Mosstowie used to be produced from Lomond-type stills at Miltonduff and is available from the independent bottlers.
Description :Standing in a pleasant location not far from the historic town of Elgin, the distillery was founded in 1824 and is quite near the restored Abbey of Pluscarden. It was owned by Hiram Walker from 1936, but is now operated by Allied Distillers Ltd. There are six Opot' stills, and water comes from a spring and borehole, while cooling water comes from the Black Burn. This burn is said to have been blessed by one of the abbots of Pluscarden, and thereafter the drink distilled from the burn was called Oaqua vitae' or the water of life (Ouisge beatha' in Gaelic). The 12-Year-Old Miltonduff Glenlivet Pure Single Malt is produced here, and is a fragrant, medium-bodied and lightly-peated malt. The distillery offers tours by appointment and there is a reception centre.
Directions :Off B9010, 2 miles SW of Elgin, Miltonduff, Moray.
Opening Hours :Open Sep-Jun ? tours available by appt only.