- Brand: Millstone
- ABV: 46%
Patrick Zuidam has been producing whisky at the Zuidam Distillery in Baarle-Nassau since 1996. Although it wasn’t until 2007 before the first malt of this Dutch distillery appeared on the market. Under the name Millstone, by the way, a reference to the many Dutch mills and millstones, where grain is milled.
Butterscotch, burnt sugars, maple syrup and Café Noir cookies. That's pretty much the nose of this Dutch whisky. But the influence of the moscatel is clear and an asset. This nose is very pleasant.
The body is fine, so is the strength. Again relatively sweet where the moscatel now leaves its mark even more than on the nose. It’s less "dark" than the nose announced, if you know what I mean. It evolves into sweet and sour with grapefruit and some green herbs. It makes it a little sharp, I must confess.
The aftertaste is medium-long, evolves back from sweet and sour to sweet and then dies a slightly drying death.
Funny detail: I just tasted this one on Patrick Zuidam's 51st birthday. Thx, Manny.