Zuidam Distillers Millstone 10 Year Old French Oak Single Malt Dutch Whisky (700ml)
One of the Zuidam family's favourite whiskies, this Millstone matures in first-refill American oak before a twelve month spell in French oak. A spice pantry nose suggests ginger biscuits, fruit mince pie and hints of orange zest, reflected on the palate in a nicely-rounded, medium bodied delivery; Quaffability is the keyword here. Overall, this is one of Zuidam's most relaxed whiskies - teaming wood spices only slightly knocking the balance out at the finish. 40% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... A surprise malt, this. French oak normally belts out a bit more bite and tannic pungency. Here it seems to be happy to go with the malty flow. 88.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2022