Zuidam Millstone 1999 Special #1 PX Cask
Zuidam // Netherlands
This Dutch single malt release was distilled by the Zuidam distillery in February 1999 then bottled in August 2013. It was matured in ex-bourbon barrels then aged for an additional four years in first-fill Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. This release launched the series of limited edition Millstone bottlings. Note: This is not available for sale in the US.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-Bourbon and ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry
"The PX cask influence dominates the nose. Dried cherries, raisins and fig jam waft from the whisky the longer it sits. If only scientists could explain how to spread whisky on toast. The nose builds into tawny port territory. Peat is introduced on the palate where it balances the dried fruit masterfully paving the way to licorice and an almond nuttiness. The smoky sweet finish caps off with herbal cherry cough drops."