A country’s heritage is a hard thing for me to grasp.
On the one hand, I love the idea of different communities taking up ideas they have cultivated, thus avoiding a homogenous collective that could miss better or different ways of doing things.
On the other hand, I see the results of blind devotion to ones own country as a flawed aspect of life. It can blind us to do some pretty stupid fucking shit, and blind us to better ways in some effort to protect an identity that, at it’s heart, is merely nostalgia.
Whatever the case, at Zuidam distillers, they are making whisky (a non-traditional Dutch spirit) with windmills and millstones in the Dutch method. They are preserving their own culture while borrowing from others to make Millstone Lightly Peated.
This young malt uses windmills and millstones to keep the aromas to it (according to the website)…
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