Overall rating
84.43/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB89653
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC)
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
06 years old
Number of bottles
637
Strength
48.9 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5052598103187
Added on
22 nov 2016 9:54 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 72.68

4 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Millstone Batch 1 TBWC

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.43 points.

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Tasted blind.

    Initially pleasant but slightly strange, which is explained by my lack of previous experience with Millstone. With a bit of water and time it turned out slightly disappointing, yet with no obvious flaws.
    • Nose
      A weird woodiness, spices (peppers), and some herbal touches on first nosing. Vague fruity notes and sour dark bread. Really these sourdough bread notes are so strong I initially thought it could be a rye or have some rye involved in it somehow. Cumin seeds, and once again these sweet and sour bready touches. A few drops of water makes it sweeter, and brings out a bit of aniseed.
    • Taste
      Peppery and faintly fruity. A dry young woodiness and licorice. Tastes young, and water makes it a bit planky and sawdusty.
    • Finish
      A peppery, dry and spicy aftertaste that goes away quickly, so this must be young.

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  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Orange juice, mango, chocolate, grapefruit, raisins, fudge, maggi cube, hint of beef, coffee, walnuts, honey and coffee beans.
    • Taste
      Raisins, orange peel, chocolate, plums, nutmeg, coffee, beef, spices and honey drop.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, warming, coffee, chocolate, orange, wood sawdust, walnuts, raisins, grapefruit and a hint of licorice.

  5. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Avatar scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    At first drop, salmiak in the nose. Weakens later. Raisins. Peppery in the mouth. Nice aftertaste.

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: Wine gums, confectionary fruits and bakers fruits with an interesting sherry complex that requires some attention.
    T: Lovely arrival, fabulous glugger.
    F: Finally the oloroso takes possession, but what a cask.
    C: Good leading cask and that nose is fun as

    Scores a B-

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  9. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is how versatile Zuidam can be. This is a single malt that would make you think it's a rye actually. I guess this was matured in new French oak to add a lot of spiciness to the spirit. A perfect aperitive. 
    • Nose
      Smells very spicy for a single malt. Rosemary, bay leaf, holly, juniper. Behind this blast of spiciness comes sweet malt, vanilla, orange juice, orange zest, and caramelised pear. 
    • Taste
      It's creamy, full-bodied yet very spicy and herbal: stem ginger, juniper, pine resin, rosemary, orange marmalade, candied dried fruits, and vanilla. The taste ends woody and dry.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long, and milder than the palate suggests. There is vanilla, oak, nutmeg, clove, bay leaf, ginger, and orange zest.

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