Founded in 1824
The Miltonduff Distillery is located in the Glen of Puscarden, an abbey just southwest of Elgin, Moray. Situated between the clear waters of Black Burn, and rich barley pastures owned by the monastery, Miltonduff's location was a shoe-in for distilling.

The area surrounding Puscarden Abbey was once peppered with illegal stills. Following the passage of the Excise Act, two intrepid souls by the names of Andrew Peary and Robert Pain went honest with their operation, founding Miltonduff in 1824.

A series of changes in ownership saw the distillery under the direction of Hiram Walker, purchased with windfall from brisk sales of Ballantine's, during American Prohibition. The Miltonduff is still chugging along, although today it is owned by Pernod Ricard after Pernod and Allied merged in 2005.

At the turn of the 20th century Miltonduff was one of the largest producers in Scotland. Today's Miltonduff operates 6 pot stills to pump out over 5.5 million liters of spirits each year, second in volume only to the prodigious Glenlivet, within Pernod Ricard's holdings.

Miltonduff produced two brands, Miltonduff and Mosstowie, from 1964 through 1981, when Mosstowie was discontinued.

A lightly peated malt lends soft smoke to Mosstowie bottlings, while Miltonduff labels are completely unpeated. The spirits are aged in a combination of White American Oak and Sherry casks, in the facilities expansive warehouses.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
    Pernod Ricard
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    3 wash, 3 spirit
  • Visitor Center
  • Status
  • Address
    Elgin, Moray IV30 3TQ, Scotland, UK
  • Phone
    +44 1343 554120
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The site of the Miltonduff distillery was previously the grain mill for the neighboring Abbey. One wonders how quickly the monks realized they could make booze, instead of bread.

The site was an illegal hooch operation before going legit after the passage of the Excise Act in 1823.

Miltonduff operated two, "Lomond," stills — of Loch Lomond fame — for a couple of decades, to make their Mosstowie label. While delicious, they were shut down in favor of the better selling Miltonduff's, after a couple of decades.
Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, malts from these fifty or so Speyside distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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