In honor of World Whisky Day (18/5/2019) I’ll release a review of great rye whisky from the Netherlands. Millstone Single Rye 100 comes from Zuidam distillery. These Dutch experts have been producing whisky since 1996.
Millstone 100 – not 23
Like Jim Carrey’s character in that movie “The Number 23”, makers of Millstone are obsessed with one number. With this rye whisky it’s the number 100.
The whisky in question has been made using 100% rye grain with 100% small pot still distillation.
Matured for 100 months in 100% new American oak barrels and bottled at 100° Proof (50% ABV).
So the statistics are very impressive – 8 year old rye whisky bottled with a nice alcohol per volume level.
And I must say, this rye tastes great! Reminds me of MGP ryes from Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Similar fresh minty rye notes.