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Smögen Svensk Single Malt Single Cask 7/2011 Fresh Sauternes Barrique Tasting notes and reviews

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Smögen Svensk Single Malt Single Cask 7/2011 Fresh Sauternes Barrique

Brand
Smögen Svensk Single Malt
Expression
Single Cask 7/2011 Fresh Sauternes Barrique
Type
Swedish Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
57.30%
Website
www.smogenwhisky.se
Availability
Europe

Chris Goodrum

93
Nose
Intense, winey and manure. Boiled sweet sherry and earthy, medicinal, tarry peat, liquorice, burnt wood, creosote, raisins, dark chocolate, green cashew nuts and almond. Wow!
Palate
Thick, unctuous and toasty with dark honey, taut, spicy, grainy oak and a dollop of treacly sherry. Oozing, tarry peat along with green nuts, raisinated fruit and bittering spices.
Finish
Dry and bitter with burnt wood and tannins but the treacle and molasses add sweetness to balance. Complex – peat smoke and medicinal herbs linger.
Comment
Mad, bad and dangerous to know!

Joel Harrison

71
Nose
Smoked bacon, burning Christmas trees, heavily roasted coffee and bonfire toffee. There is a hell of a lot of cask influence here. Like smelling a forest post-fire.
Palate
Big flavours again of bitter pine, cherry stones and burnt oak. That's kinda it.
Finish
Very well done steak.
Comment
I'm not sure the distillery matters here, as there is so much cask influence. Could have done with tasting the actual spirit character.
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