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This bottle is my first taste of Swedish whisky. I bought it with the understanding that it is a young entry-level malt, and that it resides on the lighter side of the flavour spectrum.
The whisky is quite light in colour and also light on the nose. Light, yet full. Quite sweet with vanilla essence that grows over time. Also there is an impression of fruit, especially grapefruit. Also lemon rind. A slight toasted oak note tops it off. Very inviting.
In the mouth the whisky is medium-bodied and somewhat oily. The vanilla-fruit sweetness is balanced by a gentle prickle on the tongue and a slight woody dryness. Quite a build-up of spices as well. I am reminded more than anything of an independent Dalmore bottling I had some time ago. Very clean, almost austere.
The finish is somewhat marred by a sour note. I tend to be sensitive to such things, I guess. However there is some length to it, and once the sourness is gone you get a pleasant fade.
Overall I am pleased with this whisky. It makes a good mid-afternoon summer drink, to be sure. It is not lacking in flavour or complexity, even if it is light and unpeated.