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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Saturday, 14 December 2013


Another sample review tonight - this time a Dutch whisky from Millstone. Never really paid much attention to stuff like this so (call me narrow minded and a Scotch Malt Whisky Snob - I don't care ;-) )

Anyway, as I don't quite know what to expect id' better get on with it...

Millstone 1999 (16.02.1999/276.082013) Special#1 46% PX cask#1 (8y in ex-bourbon + 5y in PX cask), Distillery bottling

Colour is dark amber

Hello?!!??! What's this? starting on oriental spices, curry and cumin, then oranges and new oak and freshly peeled/crushed nutmeg. Also crushed black pepper and a thick syrupy layer from the px cask

Extremely smooth on the arrival, so smooth I'd say anonymous. The spirit seems very neutral in style and the palate doesn't really provide any challenge at all, only providing sugars and some licorice and some bitter px sherry - other than that it just runs straight back to oak. This could just as well have been funny flavoured vodka to me...

This doesn't have any character to it at all - its all cask and no spirit - the nose was ok, though... just different

All due respect to the distillers at Millstone for their hard work, but... again, I was just reminded why my main focus is on Scottish Single Malt.

Thanks to RM for the sample


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