Advent Calendar 11/24. Never had a Swedish whisky before this and frankly, I did fear for it. Not entirely unfounded as it turns out but this whisky has its merits.
Nose – Floral, malt, wet cardboard and a little roast pork, some toasted black pepper, loads of cream.
Body – Vanilla cream, whisky cream flavoured boiled sweets, a little harsh edge of unbalanced wood.
Finish – Loads of vanilla, rolling vanilla. The wood structure is unbalanced here, out of step with this otherwise simple (but pleasingly sweet) whisky.
What's not good about it: Unbalanced, so much vanilla, and apart from the nose, one-dimensional
What’s good about it: Good, complex, expensive nose with rich barley. Lovely arrival, but a bit bumpy after that point.