I suppose I was expected to have reviewed these whiskies sooner, but right now I am working on so many things that I have almost no time for one of my favorites things: drinking whisky.
But enough talking about me… if you know about world’s whisky, you will know that in Sweden there is a big whisky maker called Mackmyra with some interesting whiskies, but there is also another distilleries like Spirit of Hven. A small whisky distillery placing the focus on small scale, hand made, hand bottled, small batches whiskies, and also gins & vodka.
The two whiskies that I am going to review today are a single casks called Merak and a small batch cask strength whisky in honour of Saint Nicholas called Sankt Klaus
Spirit of Hven Nŗ2 Merak
“Nice whisky with a delicious touch of toffee and smoke. I just think the price is way too high”
This dram has a amber-like color.
Nose (87): more than average. honey, malt, citrus, vanilla, spices, toffee, chocolate.
Palate (88): . honey, spices, citrus, vanilla, wood, smoke.
Finish (87): longer than average. honey, citrus, spices.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Spirit of Hven Seven Stars Nŗ2 Merak with 87 points over 100.
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Spirit of Hven Sankt Klaus
“Powerfully sherried-like ( although it was aged in Merlot Casks ) and complex. Surprising. It took me off-guard... I have enjoyed it ”
This dram has a cooper-like color.
Nose (89): more than average. honey, spices, citrus, cinnamon, vanilla, herbs.
Palate (90): . honey, wood, spices, pepper, cinnamon, smoke, citrus, cocoa.
Finish (89): longer than average. honey, sherry, citrus.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Spirit of Hven Sankt Claus with 89 points over 100.
Lovely whiskies. Just a bit below the point of awesomeness but pretty nice nonetheless… I just ( and still ) complain about the price that make them less interesting ( in a bang for the buck way of life ). I understand that it is a small batch hand crafted whisky but still… anyway I find most of recent releases just too expensive for my pocket, so perhaps it is just me.