Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Millstone 6 TBWC Review

Hi everyone,

Since I’m heading back to The Netherlands on Friday for my first event of the year, I think its high time I reviewed something Dutch. So this is the first one I’ve had a chance to try, although it happens to be an indie bottling.
The first time I think I heard of this distillery was when the Whisky Exchange did a bottling of rye whisky from them. The distillation seems to take place in what looks like a Holstein still, and the style seems to more that of American whiskey.
Very recently, Adelphi have done a bottling of ‘Fusion’ whisky with Millstone and Scotch whiskies to make up The Winter Queen. It looks awesome and I will definitely be on the lookout for that while I’m away.
 
Millstone 6 TBWC 48.9%
Colour: Dark Gold
Body: Medium/Full
Nose: Heavy and heady. Dark fruitiness and dark toasted oak, plum, nougat, and a virgin oak note, caramel, toffee popcorn, very heavily toasted marshmallow.
Taste: A little sharp on the arrival then the dark fruit with plum again, deep oak, more oak and spices building with ginger, pepper and paprika. Some chocolate too.
Finish: Medium length. More oak and spices but it’s the plum that lasts in the end.
My first Dutch whisky! Single Malt independently bottled by That Boutique-y. I would guess this is from a virgin oak barrel or perhaps a finishing. It really works here too. Blind I might have guessed a Bourbon finished in a Port cask?
76/100

Thanks for reading!

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