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Incredible Pricing on Exclusive Single Cask Whisky - John Milroy Now In-Stock - 04/03/2017 - Single Malt Scotch

The exceptional John Milroy brand of single malt Scotch is finally back in the states. The spiritual successor to the Milroy of Soho line, which John "Jack" Milroy and Berry Bros Doug McIver worked to make famous since the little store’s inception in 1964. That special shop at No 3 Greek St in the posh Soho neighborhood of Westminster would become a whisky institution, built on the good nature and good taste of brothers Wallace and John Milroy and their unflappable store manager Doug McIver. Indeed, it remains one of the finest whisky shops in London, but the Milroy legacy goes further. After years running the shop and selecting excellent single cask whisky, Mr. McIver became the head of Spirits for the historical wine and spirits purveyor, Berry Bros & Rudd. Doug is a dear old friend of the store and we've been pushing hard to work directly with Berry Bros for years.

We’ve shared martinis at Dukes with Doug. We’ve explored the hallowed cellars below the venerated shop and tasted legends together in the cozy study. But, we’ve never managed to figure out how to work directly with Doug & the Berry’s team. BB&R, which opened its doors in 1698, is now a global force in the spirits industry, owning Glenrothes Distillery and marketing its brands across the globe. They’ve made famous the Blue Hangar blended Scotch, the No 3 Gin, the Cutty Sark brand and countless other brands, but international ambitions don’t often align with our single cask program here in California. The Berry’s big brands and bureaucracy has always made working directly together slightly our grasp.

But, when Doug's mentor and former employer struck out on his own with the John Milroy line, he knew that Berry Bros was the perfect partner to guarantee that the quality of stock remained up to Milroy's exacting standards. Jack’s devotion to promoting Scotch Whisky and his talent for identifying special casks meant that the Milroy’s name would always be synonymous with the very top quality single cask scotch available. In 2009, when Jack Milroy was ready to retire he came to his old friend Doug McIver with a request to keep the Milroy name untarnished and bottle only the very best under that label. Indeed, he said that Doug was the only one he trusted to take the reins of this venerable legacy. And so in 2009, the partnership that had started nearly 30 years earlier went full circle. From student to master, Doug had now ascended to pole position in driving the legacy that he had helped to create. This same legacy was ultimately responsible for his success and now became the fruit of his labor over those many years.

We’ve spent many years solidifying our relationship with this venerable house and the exceptional gentlemen in charge of their spirits portfolio. It’s thanks to that close relationship and the incredible work he’s done selecting some of the best single casks from Berry's vast stocks of single cask whisky that we're proud to be the exclusive partners for the Milroy Brand in California. Finally, we're getting our casks direct from Doug at incredible prices.

Vintage Item Name Retail Link
2000 Benrinnes 16 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $59.99 View
2006 Mortlach 10 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $59.99 View
1996 Glen Moray 19 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $79.99 View


2000 Benrinnes 16 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($59.99)

The wonderful John Milroy's line of Single Malt Single Cask Scotch is finally back and we're proud to be the exclusive purveyor of this special brand in California. The legacy of the Milroy's name goes back to 1964, when John "Jack" Milroy opened a little wine shop at #3 Greek St in an upscale neighborhood on the west end of London. Over the next 30 years, the Milroys and their talented store manager, Doug McIver would make the Milroy name synonymous with exceptional single cask scotch. Eventually, Mr. McIver moved on to become the head of the venerable Berry Bros & Rudd Spirits Department and Jack Milroy struck out on his own creating the equally well regarded "John Milroy Selection" brand of single cask single malts. In 2009, Jack tapped Doug as his pick to take the special line of scotch into the new century - partnering with Berry's would ensure that only the very best whisky would be bottled under the Milroy name. Doug takes this spiritual legacy seriously and he's finally put together a portfolio of exceptional single casks and we're proud to be his partners in California. Benrinnes is a wonderfully distillery. Originally built in 1826 and rebuilt multiple times due to floods and fires, the distillery still uses worm tubs and like Mortlach it used a 5th "Low wine" still to redistill the feints and the spirits still was fed by foreshots and the hearts of the low wine and wash still until 2007. This is a stupendous example of this special spirit at a wonderful price.

Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: April 03, 2017

Single barrels from Benrinnes has quickly become among my favorite Scotch to drink and so I was so excited to see a new one from a new source. This bottling has the lightness and elegance that I have come to know and love from Benrinnes, just an absolutely amazing sense of balance. Light vanilla, hints of citrus , a long lovely finish, this is a work of beauty.

Olivia Ragni | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 30, 2017

Intense spice of cloves and nutmeg with flavors of nuts and fruits like quince, pears and apples. An incredible balance of fruit and spice perfect for a mid-day pick-me-up.

Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 30, 2017

I tried this Benrinnes with a touch of water and without. With water it is soft and light , pure and easy. With no water it is lusher and more concentrated but still has subtle and delicate flavors. There is no smoke and this single malt is on the pretty side.

Ivan Diaz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 30, 2017

With a drop of water, this one blossoms into a rich, complex offering showing plenty of oak spice, honey, citrusy fruit, buttery texture, and a long, hazelnut-driven finish that keeps me coming back for more. Very well-balanced.

Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 30, 2017

The Benrinnes is a conundrum in a way. The nose is very classic with toasted spices and grains but leans on the subtle side. The mouth is a full blown explosion of flavor though. This has such sweet spice notes that it becomes almost a little too easy to drink. That very flattering mouthfeel and little to no heat, means water need not apply. This is now my get home, kick back and relax single malt.

Anthony Russo | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 28, 2017

What an awesome buy at the price! Although this Scotch has some age to it, the youthful fruit complexities still shine bright and keep the flavors interesting through a long, smooth finish. This is the bottle for sipping on a sunny porch with some good tunes.

David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 21, 2017

Yowza! This is perfect naked Benrinnes. No funky sherry or astringent oak to get in the way. Must have been 2nd or 3rd fill, but I'm not complaining. The beauty of this spirit is on full display here. Rich nose of marzipan, earthy malt, Poire Williams, and subtle herbal notes. A tiny drop of water softens the malty (almost gentian) quality of the nose allowing the dense pommace fruit to come to the front. The palate is seamless and balanced and straightens out perfectly with just the tiniest drop of water. The finish is all malt and soft barrel spice. A truly wonderful quaffer that shows off the overt quality of the spirit coming out of the Benrinnes distillery.

2006 Mortlach 10 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($59.99)

The wonderful John Milroy's line of Single Malt Single Cask Scotch is finally back and we're proud to be the exclusive purveyor of this special brand in California. The legacy of the Milroy's name goes back to 1964, when John "Jack" Milroy opened a little wine shop at #3 Greek St in an upscale neighborhood on the west end of London. Over the next 30 years, the Milroys and their talented store manager, Doug McIver would make the Milroy name synonymous with exceptional single cask scotch. Eventually, Mr. McIver moved on to become the head of the venerable Berry Bros & Rudd Spirits Department and Jack Milroy struck out on his own creating the equally well regarded "John Milroy Selection" brand of single cask single malts. In 2009, Jack tapped Doug as his pick to take the special line of scotch into the new century - partnering with Berry's would ensure that only the very best whisky would be bottled under the Milroy name. Doug takes this spiritual legacy seriously and he's finally put together a portfolio of exceptional single casks and we're proud to be his partners in California. This wonderful little cask of Mortlach shows off the depth and power that can be achieved at this special distillery, even at a young age. A powerful nose of spicy malt, subtle oak, tropical fruit and fresh marcona almonds. The palate is rich and textural and deserves a few drops of water, which brings out some citrus and fresh oak along with the wonderful nuttiness we might expect. A great cask!

Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: April 03, 2017

Superb bottling of Mortlach and a wonderful new dram for those looking for something on the richer side of life. Although this is Mortlach, this is a more elegant and restrained version not always seen. The smoky and meaty characteristics are lightened with citrus hints of tangerine and white orchard fruit. The palate has a dense almond and marzipan overlaid with bbq notes and very low heat on the finish.

Olivia Ragni | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 30, 2017

Mortlach continues to be one of my favorite single malts, especially this unique John Milroy bottling. The Mortlach has an ever so faint note of smokiness and cured meats. It has an elegant balance of lemon zest and green apple with some more funky notes of petrol and charcoal. This is an incredibly complex single malt that has nuances that last for days.

Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 30, 2017

I always seem to really like the offerings from Mortlach and this single cask is no different. It is a refreshing and a joy to drink. The aromas are bright, fresh, fruity and inviting. In the mouth this story continues with juicy fruity flavors. It is easy to enjoy, is very good, and has a nice long finish.

Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 30, 2017

I love the salty creamy palate on this. It has richness and nutty grain notes in the mouth and a briny finish. It evokes a youthful malty appeal but the salinity makes this the perfect aperitif whisky.

David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 29, 2017

This is ultra clean restrained Mortlach that showcases the spirit in a way that we rarely get to see. Quite restrained at full strength with only hints of powdered candy, fresh malt, and tinge of dried herbs. With a drop of water, the incredible amount of interaction with oils is evident and the resulting explosion of flavor is shocking. Like the freshest Barlett Pears being sliced in front of you, tangerine peels, honeysuckle, not a beefy funky Mortlach, but a floral mineral note that reminds me of the best Alsatian wines. I really recommend just the tiniest drop and not more and with that on the palate we get tons of fresh ginger, more pear (the skins this time), sweet malt, and a earthy gentian note on the finish. This is that wild aperitif style that I love and while subtle, it's ultimately and absolute pleasure to drink.

1996 Glen Moray 19 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($79.99)

The wonderful John Milroy's line of Single Malt Single Cask Scotch is finally back and we're proud to be the exclusive purveyor of this special brand in California. The legacy of the Milroy's name goes back to 1964, when John "Jack" Milroy opened a little wine shop at #3 Greek St in an upscale neighborhood on the west end of London. Over the next 30 years, the Milroys and their talented store manager, Doug McIver would make the Milroy name synonymous with exceptional single cask scotch. Eventually, Mr. McIver moved on to become the head of the venerable Berry Bros & Rudd Spirits Department and Jack Milroy struck out on his own creating the equally well regarded "John Milroy Selection" brand of single cask single malts. In 2009, Jack tapped Doug as his pick to take the special line of scotch into the new century - partnering with Berry's would ensure that only the very best whisky would be bottled under the Milroy name. Doug takes this spiritual legacy seriously and he's finally put together a portfolio of exceptional single casks and we're proud to be his partner in California. This lovely distillery in the hollow on the western edge of Elgin is cranking out a good deal of solid quality Speyside malt whisky. Here is a great single cask (our first from Moray) aged nearly 20 years and showcasing the distillery's finest efforts. It represents the most authentic example of what Speyside whisky should be -freshly floral, herbaceous malt, honeyed finish, and dangerous drinkability.

Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: April 03, 2017

This is probably the stand out bottle for me in the new lineup of John Milroy because there is a unique thing going on here. When I was young we used to go to Galveston right outside of Houston and there was a candy shop that made fresh saltwater taffy. I loved watching the arms stretch the candy and would gobble up bits the candy master would throw to the watching children. This Glen Moray reminds me of being there, I get notes of butterscotch taffy on the nose, the hints of salt and sweet. On the palate there is a surprisingly fruity, salty, sweet thing. It reminds me of strawberry/caramel taffy. Seriously cool bottle of whiskey.

Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 30, 2017

An interesting and delicious addition to K&L's single malt selection. There are aromas of malt and barley grain with a touch of Bourbon influence. With a splash of water , it is malty, soft and easy with a nice creamy mouth feel. Here again there is a subtle influence of Bourbon flavors.

Ivan Diaz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 30, 2017

For cask strength Scotch, this is exceptionally smooth and caramely on the palate. Fully-realized after 19 years, it balances sweeter flavors of vanilla and orange peel with warm spices (coriander, allspice) and compelling brininess. While soft and creamy on the palate, this finishes with savory saltiness and woodsy spice for a complete Speyside experience.

Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 30, 2017

This Glen Moray has gorgeous sweet fruit and vanilla tones on the palate. Fine balance and a caramelized Bourbon cask quality that is great for fans of all whisky and whiskey alike.

Anthony Russo | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 28, 2017

A little smokier, this is for someone who wants the whole package in their Scotch. It boasts beautiful, fresh cut cedar, a "clean-sugary" tone, and cigar box warmth. Delicious.

David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 21, 2017

Glen Moray (pronounced Murrey) is easily one of the most underappreciated Speysiders around. Perhaps that's thanks to the French owners lack of risk taking in the their standard distillery offerings, but we've taken note of the quality on some of the older single casks we've seen and appreciate the incredible value they represent. This casks has all the classic Speyside notes in spades. The nose is one big bushel of heather, the brambly shrub which dot the Scottish highlands with vibrant color in late summer. Honeyed citrus, bitter vanilla extract, tea, and barrel spice round out the inviting nose. The palate is bigger and richer than the nose might suggest, exhibiting a rather chewing texture at full strength. No need for water here, but drop will certainly turn up the fruity notes on the palate. The finish is long and warming with an almost cotton candy sweetness as the herbal tones dissipate. Another tremendous value from the Milroy line.