Millstone 4 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Co)

Millstone 4 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Co)

That Boutique-y Whisky Company released a new themed series, which comprises ten whiskies from distilleries accross the globe, some of which have never been bottled by TBWC.

This range of world whiskies will be accompanied by live online tastings and interviews with the distillers in the near future. It looks like TBWC is planning to do series more often, rather than having an endless stream of random releases.

We’ll start with a 4 years old Millstone, a single malt whisky made in Holland at the Zuidam Distillery.  


Millstone 4 yo (49%, That Boutique-y Whisky Co 2020, Batch #3, 1925 btl.)

Nose: quite special. It’s rather herbal but there’s also a unique waxy side to it. Think shoe polish and wax candles. Maybe engine oil. Makes me think of some of the lighter Hampden rums in a way, something vaguely industrial. Behind this we find brown sugar, a little cinnamon bread and fruit cake. Nice.

Mouth: again quite bready and spicy, not for fruit lovers. Cardamom, pepper, clove, mixed with toffee sweetness and cinnamon rolls. A subtle sour edge as well. Moist tobacco. Hints of rye. Orange peel. Whiffs of eucalyptus too.

Finish: quite long, on chocolate, spices, herbal tea and mint.

The bready spice and lack of fruits makes this very Millstone in my opinion. I’m not sure whether to congratulate them on the distillation or on finding these casks, but anyway this is highly intruiging. A really nice (and affordable) bottle to have in your cupboard. Available from Master of Malt for instance.