Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Stated Age
12 years old
Calculated age
15 years old
Oloroso Sherry Cask
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Jun 2016 5:30 pm by Bachess

Average value

€ 82.89

2 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Millstone 2000

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.70 points

  1. Amsterdam scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Distilled in 2000, bottled in 2016 and still 12 years old? But once asked for an explanation and this was the answer from Patrick Zuidam:

    The age indication on the bottle (12 years) indicates the minimum age of the whisky that must be in the bottle.
    In this case, I selected barrels from an older batch because they matched better with the taste profile that I have in mind for this whisky.

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Part of a Millstone tasting set. Millstone seems to surprise me time after time lately. It’s very own and recognizable character is something I like a lot every time. For me it’s what I associate with ‘typical Dutch’ somehow. Obviously I’m very curious for this set!
    • Nose
      This has a weird nose. For the first time in a while I don’t get the whole grain bread flavor. Instead I get Maggi, instantly! A big basket of raisins and dried plumbs. It has got a lot of flavor but I’m not sure if I like it.
    • Taste
      On the palate dried red fruits from the start. Plumbs, berries and spices. Very full bodied. One can tell this is not just 12yo. Sugared water and a syrupy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Again an unusual combination of maggi and raisins. What draws my attention is that this whisky never gives a very clear wood influence. It remains in red fruits, grapes and spices.

      Not a whisky I’d buy.

  3. DB1965 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Actually, I don't know what to think of this whisky. Zuidam never disappoints me, but here I expected something more.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity, orange, raisins, coffee and chocolate and some maggi. All sounds nice, but unfortunately also sulfur.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Chocolate, Orange, Coffee, Oak, Dark Fruit. Rubber?
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short finish, dark fruit, spicy, orange, rubber. Fades quickly!

  4. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is the orange fruit whisky!
    • Nose
      Plum, lime, dried fruit, chocolate, honey
    • Taste
      Soft at first: Apricot, orange, caramel. Delicious. But he becomes peppery, sharp and bitter quite quickly. I feel that this masks other tastes. Unfortunately. It gets better if you let him sit in the glass and let him warm up a bit.
    • Finish
      Fine. Dried apricot and bitter chocolate.

  5. Sandman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Complex with an explosion of smell and taste. Super nice whisky from Zuidam.
    • Nose
      Sulfur, rubber, maggi herbs, grapefruit, orange, cherries, raisins, black currants, apricot, raspberry, licorice, honey, chocolate and coffee beans
    • Taste
      Chocolate, elastic, nutmeg, caster sugar, orange, grapefruit, coffee, liquorice, cinnamon, wood sawdust, forest fruits, toasted bread, apricot
    • Finish
      Medium long, citrus zest, chocolate, forest fruits, oak, cinnamon, orange, toasted bread, maggi herbs, hint of leather and rubber.

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a Dutchman poaching with the Scots. In contrast to the 5y, he can keep up. A nice, spicy sherry dram that can not completely deny its non-Scottish origins. If it's so tasty, he does not have to. This is a harmonious whisky.
    • Nose
      You can easily see the basic character of the 5, the caraway and also a touch of cardboard, but the whisky here smells worlds better. The 46% make it full and fresh and the sherry barrel shows its aromas: dried fruit, orange peel, chocolate, sweet but not sticky, with freshly baked white bread.
    • Taste
      interesting, fruity, slightly acidic, very full-bodied, sherry aromas, oak, some leather, some rye bread is also included.
    • Finish
      Very spicy, peppery, sherry aromas, oak bitterness, some caraway, orange peel and a slightly rumartige finish, in the end even a little cigar ashes.

  7. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  8. Nickolaas scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sherrytones, orange, apricot, other orange fruit, apple, wax, caramel, hint of tobacco, a little floral, also a little bit cool.

    Taste: sweet, orange, other fruit.

    Finish: not too long. Starts sweet and drying a bit further. HWF VBT 8 # 5

  9. Defeatless scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Oops! badger! Flower field (the hortensia nursery behind my grandfather's house to be exact). Some savory and a salty smell. Raw ripened red meat. If you squeeze the sherry grains from a barrel into your hands, you also get such a smell, a sherry barrel must have been involved. CHEESE SHOP !!!! That is this scent! (do I get a price now? This is even new to me)
    This can still technically go to Mortlach and Ben Nevis.

    Delicious! Soft sweet, air acid, cream butter babblers, red fruitella and some caramel with cream. But the sweet-sour fruity continues to hold the upper hand.

    Silky soft

    medium. Here some wood tones come forward, along with some vanilla. But the overtone continues to be fed by sweet-sour fruit.

    HFW-VBT 8 # 5
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80


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