This last whisky is also a very limited edition as #3, to be released in Sweden at the same date (Aug, 1st 2011), with ~1460 bottles available worldwide (650 pre allocated to Swedish Systembolaget). Again the vatting consists of four refill hogsheads which had been matured for 7 years in the Bodås Mine warehouse, vatted together with some smoky whisky from a ex-bourbon cask- plus a touch of on new Swedish oak matured whisky (Swedish oak is suppose to be harder than American oak)
Nose: This is more “naked” whisky style than #3. starts with some citrus, grassy , no doubt. maybe a whiff o’ smoke
Palate: Sweet,Sweet palate: peaches, vanilla, ice-cream , nice feel to it, ABV is great. 55% FTW. chocolate also,drenched in liquor.again some peppery and salty edges, interesting play with sweet, sour and spicy, Good work.
Finish : Sweet fruits, coated with chocolate fudge and liquor. pepper.
Last but not least, this whisky was my favourite among all four tasted. It did display a lovely palate of rich chocolate, with the right ABV% and spicy/salty additions that add to complexity. The interplay between those is very nice. A very enjoyable dram. Very good work by master blender Angela D’Orazio.