Just before Christmas we posted our very first review of a Swedish whisky; Box The Messenger. Now it is time to explore another Swedish distillery. Today it is time for Smögen Whisky located Southwest by the sea.
Todays whisky is the last whisky in the series Sherry Project. The whisky was matured in 120 l sherry quarter casks, distilled July 2011 and bottled 2 August 15, which makes it 4 YO, and it was bottled at 57,2 ABV. The malt holds 50+ ppm. I am sorry, but this whisky is no longer available to buy (except from auctions).
Warm sherry notes on the nose. Oranges, malt and oak. Licorice, white pepper and peat joins after a while. A warm and rich mouth feel. Sherry, butter and rich caramel. The peat is not very obvious. An oily finish with licorice, black pepper and salt. Quite sweet. This was really nice! I think I have to taste the Sherry Project 1:3 again to decide which one is better.
My score: nose 21 / taste 22 / finish 22 / balance 22 = 87