Thursday, 20 March 2014

Tasted #70: Spirit of Hven Seven Stars No.1 Dubhe Single Malt Whisky (Sweden)

In the interests of expanding my world whisky horizons, when putting in an order with Master of Malt last year I added a sample of this strangely named whisky from Sweden, because, well, why not?

Spirit of Hven Seven Stars No.1 Dubhe Single Malt Whisky (45% ABV, NAS, Hven, Sweden,  $170AUD)
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Colour: Pale honey.

Nose: Unusual. Young, but pleasant. Nutty, rich and honied all at the same time. Actually, the nose reminds me a LOT of whisky liqueurs, like Lochan Ora or Glenfiddich's discontinued whisky liqueur.

Palate: Lighter than the nose suggests. The honey remains, with notes of sweet cloves, spices, and some very light smoke at the end, which compliments the palate perfectly.

Finish: Medium length. Slightly smokey and with a mild burn, with lots of spice. The honey notes evaporate quickly.

Rating (on my very non-scientific scale): 92/100. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but this was actually a very enjoyable whisky. A mix of sweet, almost liqueur notes with a smokey end. Wonderful.




Cheers,
 - Martin.


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