Millstone 10 Year Old American Oak

Millstone 10 Year Old American Oak

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Grower: Zuidam Distillers
Style: Single Malt / American Oak Cask
Country: Holland
Appellation: Baarle Nassau
Age: 10 Year Old
Alcohol: 43% ABV
Closure: CORK
Bottle Size: 70cl

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Deep amber gold in colour. The whisky is aged in new American oak. These barrels add a rich vanilla and honey sweetness to the whisky with delicate notes of coconut and spices like cinnamon and cloves to the bouquet. It becomes something really quite alluring. Toffee fudge, slightly biscuity with some lovely layers to it and then the fruit: baked apples, pineapple, lime marmalade. Quite a good expression of the barley – lovely maltiness, which just seems to work really well. A little dried apricot on a lengthy finish.

Zuidam Distillers was founded by Fred van Zuidam back in 1975, starting with just one small copper pot still and a passion to produce exceptional quality liqueurs, gin, and vodka. It took a good ten years to gain a solid reputation within the Netherlands, but business took a major step forward when Fred’s wife Hélène joined the company and redesigned the product packaging. It’s still very much a family business, their two sons now running the distillery, albeit under the ever watchful eyes of their parents. Recent expansion has added 1,000 square metres to their current site and there are plans underway for a second distillery. When the business started there was just one small copper pot still in a 300 square metre distillery. They now operate six stills; two 8,500 ltr, one 2,000 ltr, two 1,500 ltr and one 850 ltr. Full scale whisky production started in 1998, but trials started as early as 1994 with a few casks produced each year. The Millstone brand was born in 2007 with the first release of a whisky from the distillery, bottled as a five year old.

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