A 50 cl bottle from Swedish independent bottlers Selected Malts, who have had quite some success with some initial small batch bottlings. Most bottles sold out pretty quickly here in Sweden. I snagged one of these bad boys and it's been sitting on the shelf for a while. Notable is the age, not quite 6 full years old. It was finished in two first fill PX quarter casks during its last maturation year. That means a lot of wood contact in a short amount of time!

Russet Muscat (1.3)

Nose

Ridiculous amounts of raisins, chocolate, figs, and toffee. Big and sweet.

Palate

Spicy, sweet, in line with the nose. Not super deep or complex.

Finish

Clear tastes of wood spice emerge from the sweet depths. Not a very long finish, but intense while it stays. Oranges accompany the toffee and raisins before quickly fading away. Leaves a little dry burn on the tongue.

I think the experience certainly fits the profile. A young whisky with some intense PX cask contact for a short time. It's not hard to imagine that you're tasting the cask with the wooden sweetness, and that can certainly be a hit or miss! In this case, it's not a daily drinker but something fun to pull out once in a while. Different, bold, but perhaps a bit hurried and not quite checking all the boxes. Still - one should not ask for too much depth and complexity from a 5-year-old!

Score

77 / 100
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