Our Neighbour Malts
Our Single Malt Neighbours
The Old Mill Inn is privileged to be situated in the heart of Scotland’s famous Malt Whisky Trail where the many internationally acclaimed Speyside single malt whiskies originate – household names from Aberlour to Glenfiddich to Macallan.
While we stock a good representation of these classics, together with expressions from the Scottish Island distilleries and our neighbours further north in the Highland region, our focus on building our whisky list has been on those single malts in closest proximity to the Old Mill Inn. Some of these may be new to you but each one has its own unique character, history and charm. We invite you to sample our special selection of 11 magnificent and truly Local Drams!
Glenburgie 15 Year Old 25ml measure 40% ABV £8.95
Located 8 miles east of the Old Mill Inn between Forres and Alves, Glenburgie is one of the lesser known single malts in the Chivas stable but its history stretches back to 1829. The 15 Year Old Series No 001 is part of a special release edition and is matured in American oak casks.
Colour: Honeyed Gold
Nose: A luxurious nose with well-balanced aromas of sweet red apples and blackcurrant
Palate: Full and creamy with a smooth texture, this whisky is bursting with orange flavours and an impressively fruity backdrop
Finish: Medium to long, with flickers of spice
Mannochmore 12 Year Old 25ml measure 43% ABV £7.25
Located just south of Elgin. 18 miles from the Old Mill Inn, Mannochmore is part of the Diageo stable and shares its site with the Glenlossie distillery. Mannochmore is rarely seen as a single malt and the 12 Year Old is part of a special release edition and is currently the only official bottling.
Colour: Pale Gold
Nose: Light, floral, honeysuckle, malty with some green apples
Palate: Delicate and fragrant, sweet and buttery with an elegant woodiness adding complexity.
Finish: Medium finish with some spice and wood. Dry as it fades
Glenlossie 10 Year Old 25ml measure 43% ABV £7.25
Located just south of Elgin, 18 miles from the Old Mill Inn, Glenlossie dates back to 1876 and is part of the Diageo stable, sharing its site with the Mannochmore distillery. The 10 Year Old is the only official distillery bottling.
Colour: Pale Gold
Nose: Fresh aromas of heather, wood and hay
Palate: Plenty of fruit and oak, with a well-balanced sweetness
Finish: The finish is long with malt, tannins and a touch of spice
Royal Brackla 12 Year Old 25ml measure 40% ABV £6.95
Located just south of Nairn in the historical Cawdor estate in the Highlands, Royal Brackla is just 8 miles west of the Old Mill Inn. Under the current ownership of John Dewar, Royal Brackla has a rich history dating back to 1812 and became the first ever whisky to receive a Royal Warrant from King William IV in 1833, becoming known as the “King’s own whisky”. The 12 Year Old single malt is matured in first-fill Oloroso sherry oak casks.
Nose: Almonds, vine fruits and opulent spices
Palate: Sherried richness, chocolate, spices and fruit
Finish: Medium-long finish with oak and fruity elements
Glen Moray 10 Year Old Chardonnay Cask 25ml measure 40% ABV £4.50
Founded in 1897 on the banks of the River Lossie, Glen Moray is located in Elgin 15 miles east of the Old Mill Inn and is currently owned by La Martiniquaise, France’s 2nd largest spirits group. This 10 Year Old is matured in Chardonnay casks, giving this dram a perfectly balanced depth of flavour.
Colour: Pale copper
Nose: Mellow sweet notes of Chardonnay with ripe fruits and oak notes
Palate: Crisp but buttery and sweet with just a hint of spice
Finish: Medium finish, dry with green apple and nutmeg
Miltonduff 15 Year Old 25ml measure 40% ABV £8.95
The Miltonduff Distillery lies in the Glen of Pluscarden whose barley-rich pastures were once home to more than 50 illicit stills during the early 1800s. Located just 14 miles east of the Old Mill Inn, Miltonduff was founded in 1824 and is currently owned by Chivas. This rare 15 Year Old Series 002 special edition is matured in American oak casks, producing a smooth balance of floral notes with a hint of spice
Colour: Dark Gold
Nose: Floral notes, peach, cream and vanilla with a touch of oak
Palate: Smooth and well-rounded, with chocolate, butter and hints of liquorice
Finish: Long and warming finish, with a touch of honey and spice
BenRiach 10 Year Old 25ml measure 43% ABV £5.75
Founded in 1898 The BenRiach Distillery is located south of Elgin, 18 miles east of the Old Mill Inn, and is currently owned by the Kentucky based Brown-Forman Corporation, producers of Jack Daniel’s. This 10 Year Old single malt is the flagship expression from BenRiach and is three cask matured using ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks resulting in a lively fruit-laden dram with warm oak and subtle touches of lemon zest
Nose: Fresh orchard, fruit-forward notes mellow to creamy vanilla and all held together with a sweet barley back note
Palate: Warm toasted oak spices mingle through green apple and dried apricots with hints of contrasting aniseed adding to complexity and depth of flavour
Finish: Long crisp barley finish
Glen Elgin 12 Year Old 25ml measure 43% ABV £6.50
Established in 1898 Glen Elgin is located near the hamlet of Fogwatt south of Elgin, 19 miles east of the Old Mill Inn, and is currently owned by Diageo. This 12 Year Old is a seldom seen single malt expression from Glen Elgin and has a rich and well-balanced character that makes it an eminently drinkable dram
Nose: Rich malty cereals, fruity with some hints of smoke and honeycomb
Palate: Soft and malty, honey with hints of spice and a subtle salty twist
Finish: Medium to long finish with barley, toasted oats and nuts
Longmorn Distiller’s Choice 25ml measure 40% ABV £7.25
Established in 1894 Longmorn Distillery, often referred to as Speyside’s best kept secret, is located south of Elgin, 19 miles east of the Old Mill Inn, and is currently owned by Chivas. This Distiller’s Choice edition from Longmorn is matured in 3 different types of cask: ex-Oloroso sherry, American oak and traditional oak all combining to deliver a smooth, creamy and complex single malt with exceptional depth of flavour
Colour: Deep Gold
Nose: Citrus and toffee apple with subtle spices
Palate: Creamy and smooth texture, malt with a hint of nuts, chocolate and orange
Finish: Medium to long finish with sweet barley and oak spice
Benromach 10 Year Old 25ml measure 43% ABV £4.95
Our closest neighbour, Gordon & MacPhail’s Benromach is located just 3 miles east of the Old Mill Inn in Forres with the original distillery dating back to 1898. The 10 Year Old represents a return to the classic Speyside malts of the 1960s with a light touch of peat smokiness and is matured in a mixture of first-fill bourbon barrels and sherry casks.
Nose: Toffee and butterscotch with hints of green apple and liquorice
Palate: Forest fruits are joined by creamy malt with a light touch of smoke and cardamon
Finish: Warming finish with fruit and spice dissipating to leave a light malt smokiness