Spirit of Hven Merak
50cl / 45%
Seven Stars No.2
- Swedish Single Malt Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Spirit of Hven Merak Reviews
Without water the whisky shows a nose filled with liquorice and leather, herbal spice and a lingering peat. There is a clear scent of smoke intertwined with fresh orange blossoms and rose petals all combined with a light sea breeze of salty ocean. Behind the light peppery scent a clear note of vanilla and chocolate develops.
The taste is fresh stingy with an herbal pepperiness. The whisky shows maturity and oak character although with a youthful freshness combined with fudge and vanilla in the end. Thought goes to a light Cohiba with fresh citric notes and aniseed.
Medium long aftertaste with oily finish, balanced well on the middle of the tongue.
With water about 1:5, the scent goes from salty liquorice over to sweet liquorice. Scent of Cabernet Sauvignon wine comes thru from the cask maturation andthe dark chocolate, almond aromas lift the smoke and peat. The orange blossoms combine with the leathery notes to create a cuveé of scents that lifts the smooth enticing character.
The taste is soft and gentle with a bite of youthful freshness that reminds of elderflowers and smoke combined with fudge vanilla.
The aftertaste is lingering with clear smoke and hints of tar. It is oily, fresh and very smooth.