Millstone 1996 American Oak

Overall rating
89.46/100
votes
52
Whiskybase ID
WB101280
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special No. 12
Vintage
25.10.1996
Bottled
29.08.2017
Calculated age
20 years old
Casktype
American Oak Hogshead
Number of bottles
301
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 sep 2017 9:18 am by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 579.00

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Whisky reviews for Millstone 1996 American Oak

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.46 points.

  1. jjkmlss scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Zuidam is one of the mainland wineries that have sprung up in recent years, controlling the Dutch brand Millstone. Maybe it’s that there is no other gimmick to say about the distilled spirits of Western grains. It engraved the words "grain are ground by a Dutch windmill" on the bottle. We really don’t know under what circumstances the grains of Dutch whisky will be ground by an Indonesian windmill, so we also I don't understand why this point is emphasized. However, the strong Irish/Benriach fruit flavor commonly found in Zuidam in high vintages is still very popular among Scottish drinkers. This whisky was distilled in 1996 and bottled after 20 years of maturation in American oak barrels.

    Year information Vintage/Bottled: 1996/2017.

    Casktype: American Oak Hogshead.

    Alcohol by volume: 52.3%.

    View color Eyes: coffee color.

    Nose: Although the color is darker, the smell is not strong. Some coconuts and caramel express the identity of American oak barrels, and then turn to fruity aromas such as orange, mango, and lychee that have nothing to do with this kind of color, as well as layered cinnamon and wood chips.

    Taste Palate: The first taste is sweeter, with pine nut rice dumplings. The middle section resembles high-age Irish single malt grapefruit, lychee, and passion fruit bursting out suddenly, and cloves are finished.

    Yu Yun Finish: Medium length. Passionflower, cinnamon, cloves.

    Body: Thick and chewy, struggling between the jelly body of cognac and the strong tannin body of whisky, without any alcohol irritation.

    Nose: 90

    Palate: 92

    Finish: 90

    Body: 92

    Overall: 91/100

    Summary: It seems to be a combination of Teeling 1991 Cask #6838 and the first edition of Midleton Dair Ghaelach. The sweetness of American oak barrels is incorporated into the rich, strong-bodied juice, and the flavors of the two are both. If this is the case, then there is hope in this wall.

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly good! I mean, I know Zuidam makes quality products, but this is 'hors catégorie'.
    • Nose
      Starting off on forest-y notes, like pine needles and damp moss, before quickly transforming into a fruit bomb. There's some coconut shavings here, but mainly tropical notes of tinned pineapple, orange zest and lime juice. Finally some shoe polish also, as well as menthol. The while the forest notes also make an encore. Rich and vibrant.
    • Taste
      Oy vey, even more fruit. Patrick is on to something here! Very tropical, and basically a repeat of the nose, but now also some pink grapefruit added to the mix. The palate is thick and oily, mouth-coating. Finally some spices as well, like nutmeg and cumin, and some menthol there as well, but the tropical fruit never relinquishes its starring role.
    • Finish
      Aniseed, and then more fruit. Long.

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Rien scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. mr.p9 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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