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    Zuidam Millstone 100 Rye

    Interesting to see that SKU is reporting a COLA for Zuidam's Millstone 100 Rye. I have imported several bottles from Europe over the past year or so and highly recommend it. Some of the GBS have had a chance to try it as well. Oddly the label for the US is completely different and in particular does not mention anything about it being 100 months old (8+ years) which the European bottle clearly states.

    Makes me wonder if it will be the same whisky. If it is I certainly recommend it. If not then all bets are off. Might be good but then again...

    Millstone-Rye-100.jpg
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    Re: Zuidam Millstone 100 Rye

    The COLA label

    Millstone rye new label COLA.jpg

    And the label from my European import bottle

    Millstone rye label.JPG

    Hmm, something is missing from the list of things that make it "Millstone 100"...

    I have emailed Zuidam to see if they will tell me if they are dumping young crappy NAS whiskey on us (No, I didn't write my email quite like that!). I suppose I shouldn't hold my breath hoping for a response but you don't know if you don't try!
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    Re: Zuidam Millstone 100 Rye

    Pleased to report that Patrick van Zuidam (it is a family business to be sure!) has quickly replied to my query. He indicates that they have no intention of changing the whisky for the US market. Distillation and bottling date will be included on each bottle and I presume that means it will still be at least 100 months old. Still, it is a bit concerning that the proposed label does not state that.

    He included a picture of a more current European bottle (700 ml) and it still says 100 months on the label. As you can see the proposed COLA label does not say that. Indeed it is the only thing left off the list.

    Millstone rye new label bottle.jpgMillstone Rye 2.jpgMillstone rye new label COLA.jpg

    Obviously the label has changed as well, getting bigger and going from white to black. I am a little more confident that what we will get here is what I got from Europe. And what I got from Europe was very good indeed.
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    Re: Zuidam Millstone 100 Rye

    Let's hope so, this is one of the few I would go to some trouble to obtain.
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    Re: Zuidam Millstone 100 Rye

    Just noticed the bottle in his picture is the same month of distillation as mine but was nearly a year older before it was bottled making it a 9+ year old rye. So maybe they don't want people to think it is limited to just 100 months???

    Millstone rye label.JPG

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    Re: Zuidam Millstone 100 Rye

    Any idea when this might be available in the U.S. and the MSRP?

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    Re: Zuidam Millstone 100 Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by mbroo5880i View Post
    Any idea when this might be available in the U.S. and the MSRP?
    I asked in a follow up email but so far no indication when it will be available. That he responded to my initial email suggests it will get here eventually since a COLA alone doesn't guarantee it will ever show up.
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