Millstone 2010 Rye

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Distillery Bottling
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100 Rye Whisky
New American Oak
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 May 2019 3:05 pm by andre8x8

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€ 60.59

3 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Millstone 2010 Rye

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.13 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I've read a couple of times that it would be technically very hard to make a 100% rye whisky as the rye would behave rather sturdy in the early steps of the process. Yet this is a truly great example that it is possible.

    It's less lean than a single malt and not as sweet as a bourbon. It's in between, but not stuck in the middle. Beautifully layered, with oily cereal, juicy fruit, soft spices, and gentle but firm backing from the wood. It's a balanced whisky: big, but refined.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Spicy as rye can be, and this is 100% rye in the mash bill. Yet the spiciness is refined, not bold: white pepper, nutmeg, cardamom. Behind that there is an oily cereal note. Not like a malty note, it's a bit thicker and less bread-like. There is a fruitiness behind of orange zest, red apple and unripe pineapple. To round off, there are pleasant wood notes, such as polished furniture and vanilla milkshake.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Full-bodied, oily, dense, spicy and friendly. It's a great distillate without any harshness. There is a very fruity orangy side to it, backed with baked apples with cinnamon and dark cherry. There is a lot of sweet, oily cereal, vanillin, nutmeg and oak shavings.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is moderately long, focusing on the oily cereal (dark rye bread like). There is a slight pine needle note, which is pleasant and which continues in cardamom and nutmeg. The oak is velvety, leaving some grip but no bitter nor dry notes. There is juicy peach and citrus too.

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      A very unique smell, this is what you get with 100% rye. A sweet nose, some flower notes as in pollen. Quite a burst of caramel, but it feels like it will open up with some water.
      With water: More herbal, like Arabic spices. Little less caramel and a touch of cardamom
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet, thick and oily. Leave a coated tongue. This has again a particular flavor which is only found in rye whisky. Loads of caramel, five spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and some clove.
      With water: Again a burst of the spices, with cardamom taking the lead. There is also some good fudge here.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long length. Spices, also some freshness like fresh coriander. five spice, some nutmeg and cardamom. Fades away a bit bitter.

  3. MrTida scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    I love this. It's fresh and floral and lively. It's sweet and friendly. It is dense and packed with flavour.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very fresh nose. It's herbal and floral. Spearmint, Eucalyptus, anise, geraniums. Pine trees. There is also some citrus (I'd say orange zest). Underneath it all a vanilla-sweetness
    • Taste
      90 90
      Thick and oily mouthfeel. Suryp-y sweet. Baking spices (cinnamon and cloves). Vegetative (like the smell when stepping into a greenhouse). Still fresh. Pine trees and citrus (more towards lemon now) takes over towards the back end.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish. As the citrus and pine trees fade away, the sweetness stays, and the rye really comes into focus. The taste of branflakes lingers on for what seems like forever.


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