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Smögen

Smögen Whisky, on Sweden's west coast, is known for its unique whisky. Founded in 2009 by Pär Caldenby, a whisky lover and author, it makes single malt whisky. It's famous for bold flavours and an artisanal style.

The distillery's location shapes its whisky's character. The harsh sea climate and salty winds affect maturation. This gives the whisky its distinct taste. Smögen combines tradition with a focus on intense flavour and top-quality ingredients.

They use local barley, heavily peated to Caldenby's standards. This leads to a strong, smoky taste, a key feature of Smögen whiskies. The making process is carefully managed for quality.

Distillation is done in a small copper pot still. This allows precise control and creates a rich spirit. The whisky ages in selected oak casks, including American and European oak, often used for bourbon or sherry. This adds complex flavours to the spirit.

Smögen whiskies are known for strong peatiness, bold character, and complex tastes. They often have spicy, maritime notes and rich maltiness. The casks add vanilla, toffee, dark fruit, and nutty flavours, depending on the wood and cask's history.

An early release, Smögen Primör, highlighted young, heavily peated whisky. Since then, Smögen has released various aged single malts. Each offers a unique taste for those who like strong flavours.

Caldenby and his team experiment with small batch and limited editions. These explore whisky production and maturation. They include single cask releases and cask strength bottlings. These experiments push traditional whisky tastes.

Smögen Whisky is about more than making a great spirit. It focuses on sustainability and local involvement. The distillery aims to have a small environmental footprint. It works with the local community and uses regional resources. This supports local business and sustainable practices.

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Smögen RÅ
20 cl / 71% ABV
35.30