Smögen Single Cask 7/2011 Sauternes

Today I am sharing my tasting notes on a single cask release from Smögen Whisky in Sweden. I have written about Smögen Sherry Project 1:4 and Smögen Wee Swede earlier.

Todays whisky is the second single cask release from the Smögen distillery. It has been matured in a first fill Sauternes Chateau barrique #7/2011 made of European oak. It was distilled 11 March 2011 and bottled 28 March 2015. The outturn was 429 bottles. The whisky is heavily peated (45 ppm).

Sweet and oaky on the nose. Rich caramel covers the peat. A hint of aceton. Hmmm… Rich on the palate! Sweet. I get caramel and milk chocolate. Some bananas and peanut butter. A bit dry. It becomes more smooth after spending some time in the glass. The oak is prominent together with peanut shells. Still caramel and milk chocolate on the finish. The peat appears mostly in the end. It kinds of spread out as a warm and nice finish, and it lingers.

My score: nose 21 / taste 22 / finish 21 / balance 22 = 86

– Tone

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