Spirit of Hven Mizar

The newest release from the Swedish distillery Spirit of Hven is called Mizar. This is what they say about it:

This whisky is the sixth in the Spirit of Hven “Seven Stars” series. It is a single malt with a lovely smokiness. Well balanced by a finish on Chateau Margaux casks with an exceptional high ratio of Cabernet Sauvignon, as usual spiced with a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The recipe is enticing with licorice balanced by wood sugars, together they create an exciting aftertaste.

You can read all the details in the product sheet, for example the peat level at 32 ppm.

I have previously tasted Urania (read here) and Tycho’s Star (read here).

Mizar is a limited edition of 3670 bottles at 45 ABV.

Cold and earthy on the nose. It reminds me of walking in the forest. Pine and juniper. Different herbs appears on the nose after a while. Thyme and tarragon. Smooth and woody on the palate. Lots of licorice! Sweet and fresh licorice. Ammonia and oak. The finish is quite smooth. The licorice lingers. Oak, juniper and ginger. It reminds me of ginger beer.

My score: nose 20 / taste 22 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 84

Thanks, Marcus and Algot!

– Tone

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