Nordic Whisky # 227 - High Coast Origins - Hav
High Coast Origins - Hav, 5 YO, 48 %
Here is the third release in the new Origins Series from Swedish distillery High Coast. The High Coast Origins - Hav is a medium peated whisky. The name “hav” translates to "sea” in English. See reviews of the other expressions Älv and Timmer.
Here are the main facts (see all the details here):
Age: 5,24 - 7.12 years (average 6,26 years)
Peatiness: 0 - 31.46 ppm (average 11 ppm)
Casks used: Hungarian oak (40 litre), Swedish oak (40 litre), bourbon barrels, quarter casks
Bottles: 11 614 (70 cl)
High Coast Origins - Hav is made up of 76,82 % unpeated whisky and 23,18 % peated whisky. 66,85 % has been matured in small Hungarian and Swedish oak casks for up to 5 months before being finished in bourbon barrels for an average of 6,09 years. 30,48% has been fully matured in bourbon barrels and 2,67 % has been fully matured in 40 litre Hungarian oak casks.
You can purchase High Coast Origins - Hav in Sweden at 499 SEK (8250901).
Nose: Fluffy clouds of vanilla flavoured wood smoke. There's a green touch of mint here as well. Hints of summer fruits.
Taste: Medium body and spicy delivery. Same mild peatiness here - vanilla and chocolate now. Carnation and minty chocolate. Herbal tea.
Finish: Medium long finish. Vanilla, cloves, pine cones and mint. Slightly dry and oaky towards the end.
Comment: A mint julep with lots of character among the pine trees on the shores of the High Coast of Sweden.