Box

The Festival 2017

ABV 54.2%
REVIEWED Issue 148
Specifications
Brand: Box Whisky
Expression: The Festival 2017
Type: Sweden Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 54.2%
Country/Region: Sweden
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Seriously fruity under the alcohol, a little nail polish remover. Plenty of citrus fruit, that moment someone peels an orange next to you. Fig Newtons and those white chewy mints.
Palate: Bags of spice, salt and chili shrimp – the little ones that soak up the flavouring. A drop of water opens up a huge floral note and a hit of barley sugar.
Finish: A little pot pourri and lots of creamy oak.
Comment: Great stuff here, a little drop of water opens it out a treat.
8.5
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Marvellously rich dried fruits and black fruits: from raisins and figs into blackcurrants, blackberries, with cranberry sauce. Hints of game meat, with spiced chutney.
Palate: Intensely fruity: raisins, sultanas with elderberry, Port-like. Molasses. Muscovado sugar. Malt loaf. Tartness – sharp redcurrants and blackcurrants.
Finish: Chewy, balsamic vinegar and elderberries. Ginger.
Comment: Such a flavoursome whisky. Not perfect, not overly complex, but a fun dram.
8.3
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