ABV 54%
REVIEWED Issue 145
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Brand: Smögen Svensk
Expression: Triple
Type: Sweden Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2017
ABV: 54%
Country/Region: Sweden
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 145
Tasting notes
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Immense! Buttery, with baked pears in molasses, mingled with wonderful industrial dirtiness, coal dust and muscovado sugar. Dried fruits, sherried notes, with sandalwood.
Palate: Brilliant spirit brings intense, balanced flavours. Peaty earthiness with cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Strawberry jam, ginger biscuits, toffee fudge and crab apple jelly.
Finish: Sweet chilli, ginger and cloves goes on and on. Tobacco and black tea at the end.
Comment: Mesmerising, even by the standard of whisky coming out of Sweden.
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: A damp note reveals orange, gingerbread, sultanas, pencil shavings, before the briny sea washes in, bringing kombu seaweed and antiseptic. Sharp redcurrant and raspberries too.
Palate: Orange, dark chocolate and sweet orange flesh, copper, iodine, sea salt and seaweed, fresh baguettes with chilli flakes and Chinese five-spice.  
Finish: Orangey and spicy, with a soapy texture due to the clove note.
Comment: Wears the soap. That soap diminishes a solid dram.
Visit the distillery
Smögen Whisky Distillery, Ståleröd Ljungliden 1, Hunnebostrand, Sweden
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