Spirit of Hven Alcor 6.2 Single Malt Whisky

The Alcor recipe was meant to be a longer finish of Mizar on Chateau Margaux casks. Unfortunately the result was not what the distillery hoped it to be. The master distiller decided to add whisky matured on wine cask from Italy, Olorosso and Hven Vodka casks.

The mash bill is the same as with 6:1 Mizar; 58,8% lager malt, 35,3% peated malt (38ppm), 5,9% chocolate malt.

This single malt whisky is a blend of seven casks. Three casks made of Petraea oak from Allier that previously held Chateau Margaux; one cask made of Faginea oak from Portugal that previously matured Olorosso sherry; two casks made of Muehlenbergii oak from Missouri that was used to mature Hven Vodka; and one cask of Burgundy Robur oak that used to mature Maculan Torcolato.

Alcor is certified organic and bottled without colour or other additives, no carbon- or chill filtering. All bottles are individually numbered and waxed by hand.

ABV:

45%

SIZE:

500ml

TASTING NOTES:

Without Water

Nose: First scent impression is raisins, then followed by a light liquorice smokiness. Rich nuances of dark chocolate and coffee combined by a distinguished scent of leather. Dried plums in the background. Mature and elegant, yet full of life. 


Palate: The taste is surprisingly round even at 45 %vol. Delicate bitter notes that do not overpower the sweet oak lactones and wood sugars. 


Finish:  Lands mid-back-tongue. Long, sweet aftertaste with soft tannins. Great, big mouthfeel, wins on not being chill filtered.

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