While this looks like the beginning of yet another review, it is not. This is a blatanty commercial post. Not for me, however, but for the club that I am part of.
We’re called the Usquebaugh Society and are the largest whisky club of the Netherlands and will be celebrating our 25th anniversary next year.
A while ago we went to the Zuidam distillery in Baarle-Nassau, on the Dutch-Belgian border. There we selected two different casks to be bottled by the club for this year’s exclusive bottling.
Bottle one was a PX Sherry matured Single Malt from 1999 (I think) which has sold out (It was bottled per request, so all bottles sold per definition) but the second bottling hasn’t. This one is an exactly 6.5 year old Rye Whisky bottled on May 30th of this year.
It’s bottled at 43.3% ABV, which is at Cask Strength! Zuidam likes to experiment with their spirit and this one is no exception. It was racked at 46% instead of a more usual 55% (at Zuidam that is usual).
Since there are quite some bottles left over since the cask turned out to contain about 70 more bottles worth than expected (a massive miscalculation if there ever was one…) this one is now also available to non-members of the slightly increased but still very affordable price of 50 euros.
You can order up to three on our website here. Have fun ordering. Know that this wee Rye baby was my favourite of the eight drams tasted at the distillery!