Spirit of Hven Mizar 6.1 Single Malt Whisky
This whisky is the sixth in the Spirit of Hven “Seven Stars” series. It is a single malt with a lovely smokiness.
The recipe is 58,8% Lager malt, 35,3% peated malt (38ppm), 5,9% Chocolate malt. The distillate have matured between seven and ten years on; 64,7% Muehlenbergii oak from Missouri, 23,6% Petraea oak from Allier and 11,7% Robur from Bourgogne.
The whisky was married on seven Quercus Petraea barriques that previously held Chateau Margaux Premier Grand Cru. An additional seven casks with the same recipe have been kept for further finishing.
Nose: Sweet licorice and vanilla. A light smokiness with spicy notes of raisins and cacao. Hints of chamomile backed by violet- and banana scents. Tanned leather and dry smokiness in the background.
Palate: The taste is potent with clear, but not overpowering, smokiness. Strict acidity balanced by discrete wood sugars. Long aftertaste without bitterness.
Finish: When the alcohol has settled the vinous notes resurface. The soft oiliness is above all in the palate.
With a drop of water, on the nose the smokiness fades and transforms to a chocolate covered suede jackat with a latte macchiato. Notes of licorice with hints of green tea and menthol.
The finish is medium long with the added wanter but well balance with notes of violets and vanilla.