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Smögen Svensk Single Cask 3, 2010 Tasting notes and reviews

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Smögen Svensk Single Cask 3, 2010

Brand
Smögen Svensk
Expression
Single Cask 3, 2010
Type
Swedish Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
5 years old
Abv
61.30%
Vintage
2010
Website
www.smogenwhisky.se
Availability
Europe

Chris Goodrum

90
Nose
Intense, juicy, syrup coated red fruit and primal, earthy peat. Hints of malt, herbs, and treacle with nose tingling alcohol. Water emphasises the earthiness and the peat.
Palate
Sweet, syrup coated red fruit, straw and barley, then treacle, tar, earthy peat and not forgetting the alcohol! Diluted, it's rounded with citrus and tannins.
Finish
The alcohol flagellates the tongue, but it's juicy and herbal at the same time with lingering peat and fruit.
Comment
A touch of genius or madness about this whisky. Possibly both!

Joel Harrison

78
Nose
Spirit and toffee, this must have water added. When it is, there is even more toffee, big oak notes, spiced almonds, chopped hazelnuts and saffron.
Palate
Quite delicate at first, the flavours grow to become a complex tapestry of meaty notes (think roast duck) and sweet fruits (think apricots) with an element of honey too.
Finish
A little more spice and fruit, with the honey lingering longest.
Comment
An odd, youthful mix which needs a lot more time to settle down and refine.
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