Millstone 100% Rye Single Cask 1577

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Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing a sample of this whisky.

The Netherlands. Not so much a place people think of when one says “Whisky Maker”. Usually a place one thinks of if I mentioned, for instance, social tolerance or perhaps tulip crash or even “Holland”, if you’re nasty.

However those people aren’t including Zuidam Distillers. Originally started in 1976 by Fred van Zuidam and Hélène van Zuidam. They named it after their dog, who had the same last name however wasn’t related to them (this is a joke).

However for 20 years they made the booze of their country. Gin and genever. If you don’t know what those are, they are clear liquids that you mix with tonic when fighting in Africa and are worried about malaria. They smell like a Christmas orgy took place but someone forgot the eggnog (Dammit Phyllis!)

Anyway in 1996, Millstone was born, and named…

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