It is fair to say that the Dàlvve is the first release in the standard range of the Swedish Box distillery. The first batch appeared in October 2016 – at last in 70cl bottles – while the batch I will try followed in December 2016. Batch 3 was launched in April 2017. It is a 5 years old malt that matured on first fill bourbon casks.
The nose is very light and immediately reminds me of breakfast cereals with pieces of dried pineapple in them. Quite some Granny Smith apple as well. Very light and happy, but not much in terms of complexity, while it is less young than the ones I tried before. White chocolate. There is a hint of peated malt, but all the way in the back. Very clean.
The body is light, but luckily not watery. Fresh and lively, but it feels quite young. Pears, apples, some citrus and again some peat, with makes for a soft smokiness. But very soft, mind you. The malt clearly shines through, including barley sugar. Some liquorice and white pepper give it a spicy base, but all in all this is a very light malt.
The finish, medium in length, offers a mild spiciness and more white fruit. Fairly sweet and mildly drying.
A nice aperitif style whisky from the high north, but rather simply despite some peaty hints. Does feel younger than its five years and is rather expensive in my neck of the woods – around 50 EUR.