It may surprise the hardened Scotch drinker to discover that some of the mostly highly praised whiskies in the world come from outside of whisky's traditional heartlands of Scotland and Ireland. Amrut and Penderyn must come in for special praise here, Japanese whiskies having their own section on this site. This is the place to shed your certainties and consider something new.
This Smögen bottling is the result of Par Caldenbys experiment with triple distillation back in 2011. It was aged in just two Sauternes Barriques until it was bottled in January 2017, producing Just 882 bottles.
Smögen is the excellent Swedish craft distillery (craft in the true sense of the word) run by distiller Pär Caldenby, and it puts out some fabulously big and tasty whiskies. This one is another corker - named 6/6 after the National Day of Sweden. Aged in first fill barriques, bottled at 59.1% ABV and heavily peated with just 840 bottles released.
Another release from the amazing Swedish distillery, this is a 6 year old single cask whisky from Smogen, distilled in 2011 and bottled at an eye-watering 64% ABV. Expect some serious flavour!
A 7-year-old single malt released to commemorate the 400th anniversary of where they make the whisky, in Aarwangen. In Switzeland it goes by the name of the Kornhaus. It was distilled at Langatun in 2008 and bottled in June 2016.
Single cask Swedish whisky from Smögen, matured in a barrique cask which previously held Sauternes wine - a sweet white wine from Bordeaux, France. After 8 years maturation in this cask type, the whisky has been given a real...