ABV: 40 %
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is sweet and fruity. At first there’s a quick, fresh fruitiness which almost immidiately gets overrun by a sweet and malty center part and a spirity top layer. It takes a few seconds before a milder fruitiness returns. When it settles in the glass the sweet core delivers a nice honey, vanilla and butterscotch mix while the fruitiness is lemon and apple with a hint of smoke within. The spirity top layer disappears and the nose is actually very pleasant at this point. This is a nice nose. It lacks some depth and complexity, but this is a budget alternative so it makes sense.
Mouth: It starts out with a sweet butterscotch layer which seems a bit two-dimensional and slightly soapy. It does deliver a lot of nice flavours and the hint of peat is more noticable in the mouth. There’s also a sour lemon in the back and sweet yellow pears fruits up front. Everything does get a bit shaded by the fact that it’s a rather unpleasant young and spirity distillate and delivers some less than desirable notes which brings it down a bit.
Finish: The fruitiness increases through the transition and pushes the butterscotch layer back together with the peat. This gives room for a cinnamon spicyness and a mild oakiness to come through. It’s still a young and spirity experience, but the base notes behind it is actually nice. The finish soon comes tumbling down and leaves the oakiness to fend for itself. It’s a competent oak character which feels like a mix of old and new. This is a good budget whisky. It lacks complexity and it is a bit rough and spirity. It comes through as a bit better than other whiskies in the same catergory.
This whisky is a Sweden exclusive release. It’s aged in ex-bourbon, refill ex-bourbon and recharred bourbon barrels for an undisclosed amount of time.
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