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Millstone 2010

Overall rating
86.03/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB132431
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special No. 16
Vintage
01.07.2010
Bottled
17.05.2019
Calculated age
09 years old
Casktype
Oloroso & Pedro Ximenez Casks
Number of bottles
2500
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Special # 16
Barcode
8713947777165
Added on
29 May 2019 7:23 pm by Wolf68
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 62.56

19 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Millstone 2010

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.03 points

  1. Don Cassi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose starts with typical, dark sherry fruits, over which there is an aroma of freshly sharpened pencils. In addition, a dark nutty flavor and some balsamic vinegar. After a while, strong aromas of unripe nuts and chestnuts.

    In the mouth it is very dark, fruity and somewhat spicy. The alcohol is very well integrated.

    In the finish, spicy wood, sweetness and fruit combine to form a melange from which none of the components stand out. Finally, it ends with a combination of dark chocolate and nutmeg.
    Length: 5/10

    Nicely made, spicy, sherry-heavy malt from our Dutch neighbors, one for the cold winter days.

    Grade: 2+

  2. Dutchdram scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      First a sour tone. Can't really figure out what it is to be honest. Sherry notes follow. Oranges aswell. After some time I definitely smell a lightly spicy scent. And last but not least milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Definitely sherry right in there! Dried fruits like raisins and dates. Complemented by a peppery taste. Perhaps some black peppers. And it turns sweet again; oranges en some more chocolate.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long. Dry , and there is the sweet/sour taste again. It stays dried-fruity for a little while.

  3. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A hefty nose, but very pleasing taste and a good finish.
    • Nose
      85 85
      This one is a bit bready. Quite an hit of licorice and laurel.
      Besides that there is a major hit of the sherry casks. Pretty dominant.

      In the background there is also something fresh, like mint. But it is a bit faint.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very sweet. A little thin mouthfeel. Burst of red fruit and a bit of bread. The laurel isnt here, which I find a good thing.

      Quite pleasing to drink and more mature then expected.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long length. Warming spice notes accompanied with red dried fruits and some honey. Fades away a tad bitter dry, but not so bad that it looses a point.

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Millstone seems to impress me more and more lately. I don’t know why I haven’t had this before. Maybe they make better decisions nowadays or something. Anyhow I’m curious for the double matured expression!
    • Nose
      Definitely sherried. But not that in your face as one mighty expect. It’s sweet with a tad sourness. The Oloroso is dominant I’d say. It’s buttery and oily, thick body but still there is some youth left inside giving sweet barley with quite some refreshing notes. Spiced tobacco, brown sugar, fennel, laurel, red berries, bramble and cherries. A lovely nose! My guess is that if it had a Scottish label on it, this would be appreciated much higher then it is now.
    • Taste
      On the palate more of it’s youth is revealed. But it never gets seriously restless since the dilution to 46% ABV did it’s job. At first some spicy notes like black pepper and chili powder, after a while on the palate it gets more syrupy, rather dry and oaky. Barley sugar at the start, make room for quite some nuttiness in like almond and cashew nuts. After that more and more spices are building. Not sure if that is for the good.
    • Finish
      A long finish is giving a Dutch candy called ‘hopjes’ at first. Burnt caramel, espresso, and again spices like laurel and fennel. Dark chocolate and fresh sigaret tobacco.

      All together this Millstone is well worth buying in my opinion and would have been rated a bit higher if nobody knew this was a Millstone.

  5. sascuas scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. robain scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
      nice sherry on the nose, butter, fruity in general.
    • Taste
      83 83
      flowery, oaky. Nose was better.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Vanilla... this is nice - some oakyness

  8. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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