Alcor is number 6:2 in the Swedish distillery Spirit of Hven “Seven Stars” series. This whisky is named after one of the stars in Ursa Major. The sixth light point is a double star, Alcor and Mizar. Read my article about Mizar here.
Here is what they say about the whisky:
The mashbill is the same as with 6:1 Mizar; 58,8% lager malt, 35,3% peated malt (38ppm), 5,9% chocolate malt. This single malt whisky is a blend of seven casks. Three casks made of Petraea oak from Allier that previously held chateau Margaux; one cask made of Faginea oak from Portugal that previously matured Olorosso sherry; two casks made of Muehlenbergii oak from Missouri that was used to mature Hven Vodka; and one cask of Burgundy Robur oak that used to mature Maculan Torcolato.
Alcor is bottled at 45 ABV. It is available in Norway at NOK 999.
Warm and fruity on the nose. Baked apples with cinnamon. Dried fruits like mango, apricots and apples. A hint of smoke in the background. Warm, smooth and fruity on the palate. A gentle taste of smoke and oak. Still very fruity, but here I get the taste of fresh and juicy fruits like mango, pineapple and peaches. The finish is oaky, buttery and nutty. The taste of juicy fruits lingers and spices appears. Nutmeg, ginger and white pepper.
My score: nose 22 / palate 22 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 86
Thanks, Algot and Marcus!