"The Long Island Whisky" is an independent bottler based at Hotel Skansen, Öland, Sweden. The hotel was recently featured in Guinness World Records for the feat "Most varieties of whisky commercially available". The hotel started to buy, import and refine whisky in 2007 under the name The Long Island Whisky, and this dram is from one of many varieties from that enterprise. I live just across the bridge from Öland at the hotel, so I really looked forward to taste the sample that I stumbled over online.

Jonquiripe corn (0.4), no added coloring

Nose

Fruit, a little fragrant, bordering on perfume or paint. Vanilla and citrus, some peach. Can't stick the nose to deep into this one, it bites back!

Palate

Whoa. A big big entry. A small explosion of fresh fruit that instantly fills the mouth. It certainly doesn't beat around the bush. Very fresh with a distinct but pleasant and warm burn.

Finish

Peeeeaches. Tons of peaches. Leaves a hint of dried tea at the end. Medium length, wish it was a little longer as usual. Overall balanced.

Super interesting and somewhat unusual for me. It's fun with a lot going on, as every sniff or sip brings something new to jot down. It's also nice with some local connections and I'm sure the local patriotism adds a few points to my score. Anyway, a great whisky.

Score

84 / 100
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