Saturday, 11 June 2016

Smögen 4 yo 2011/2015 (Cask 7/2011)

Smögen 4 yo 2011/2015 (Cask 7/2011)

Official bottling
Single malt - Bohuslan
57.3% ABV

Nose: Red grapes, leather, peat, vanilla, hints of marzipan. 
Mouthfeel: Heavy body, slippery, astringent, thickens. 
Tasting:  Sour salty. Red grapes, peat, leather, tamarind, lemon zest, hints of marzipan. 
Finish: Medium. Vanilla, lemon zest, leather, tamarind. 


I always feel maturing peated whisky in wine casks is hit and miss. There's experiments that go well, and experiments that don't, and this one is one that doesn't. A longer maturation, and perhaps the harsher edges of the peat and leather would have been ameliorated by the sweetness. But it's still a bit young for that. Oddly, water doesn't help.


Not bad.

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