In their constant search to find the greatest whiskies from around the world, The Whisky Exchange have at last reached The Netherlands. Distiller Zuidam began producing spirits in 1975, and since the early years of the 21st century, they've been applying their know-how to whisky.
Since the initial releases in 2007, they have expanded their range, producing peated and finished single malts as well as award-winning rye whiskies. While their single malts are rightly praised, it's the rye whiskey which especially caught the eye of the experts at TWE.
Spicy and rich like the best American ryes, this Whisky Exchange exclusive Dutch whisky is distinctly different and was a must-have as soon as it was sampled. It's made with 100% rye and has been matured for a decade in American oak, producing a unique and flavoursome whisky.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Nose: Rich and sweet to start, reminiscent of cola bottles and vanilla panna cotta. Dry, sweet, spicy and citrus notes dominate, with rye toast, salted caramel, nutmeg and kaffir lime leaves.
Taste: Maple syrup and orange zest. It sweetens as it develops in the glass, with toffee apples, barley sugar, clove and caraway leading to a soft and lingering finish of sliced apple and cinnamon toast.
· Bottled at barrel proof – 58.6% ABV
· Single cask #667
· Distilled in January 2004; bottled in September 2014
· Only 245 70cl bottles
· £84.95, available exclusively at The Whisky Exchange
The Whisky Exchange exclusive Millstone 2004 is available now from The Whisky Exchange Shop at Vinopolis or online from http://thewhiskyexchange.com.