Zuidam Millstone 100 Rye Whisky
Zuidam // Netherlands
Zuidam is a family distillery located in the Netherlands that was established in the 1970s. They produce many spirits including rum, genever, liqueurs, and whisky. What is handy with the Zuidam 100 Rye bottling is everything relates to the number “100”, which makes it easy to remember the particulars about the bottling. It is 100% Rye, 100% American oak, 100% handmade and 100 months old. The spirit I tasted was distilled in 2004 and released in 2012, so this is approximately 8 years old.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"As you take your first sniff of this dark amber rye you immediately think of dry fruits of all sorts, with maybe an emphasis on dried apricot. In the mouth, the whisky is big and rich, with plenty of spices including cloves, tonka beans, cinnamon and a dash of vanilla bean. It feels full and bready, but still has enough of the fruits to make this spirit enjoyable and easy to drink. "