The Explorer

ABV 48.3%
REVIEWED Issue 142
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Brand: Box Whisky
Expression: The Explorer
Type: Sweden Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 48.3%
Country/Region: Sweden
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Sweet salty caramel, before a medicine box is opened and lime is added to the cut. Nutmeg and demerara sprinkled in the background. Water brings lemon and honeysuckle.
Palate: Chewy coal and embers from a pine forest fire before a mineral, saline wash. Sweetness in the form of hazelnut praline and toffee.
Finish: Chocolaty flavours juxtapose with a dry palate and wood shavings.
Comment: Chocolaty flavours juxtapose with a dry palate and wood shavings.
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Baked apples, grapefruit juice, pineapples, layered atop a slightly peaty core. Peat is itself merged with a lot of malt. Dried hops and vanilla fudge.
Palate: Velvety texture delivers more peat than the nose suggested. Blood oranges and malted barley. Peppery with warming ginger. Floral honey. Lemon drizzle cake, vanilla and almond oil.
Finish: Oily, warming, slightly smoky with honey and orange. Such maltiness!
Comment: Balm for the soul. Not super complex, but uplifting and immensely pleasing.
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