Nordic Whisky #68 - Stauning Traditional 2nd Edition
Stauning Traditional 2nd Edition, 4 YO, 55,0 %
A week ago I reviewed the 1st edition, now it is time to take a closer look at Stauning Traditional 2nd Edition. This is an unpeated whisky from Danish distillery Stauning. It was distilled in 2009 and bottled in March 2013. It is a limited release of 750 bottles.
The Stauning Traditional 2nd Edition is sold out, but you might be able to pick it up at auction at just below EUR 100.
Nose (20/25): Vanilla, powdered sugar and strawberries. Solid base of soft oakiness, wet planks and mild caramel.
Taste (18/25): Very soft mouthfeel. Still quite raw, but not as much as the 1st edition. Peppery, slightly malty.
Finish (19/25): Turns chewy, almost gritty. Fun times. Spicy and oaky. Short finish. The spiciness is even more pronounced here - quite peppery.
Balance (19/25): Again a dram that seems a bit immature, although a clear step up from the 1st edition. The early Stauning Peated was more to my liking, but then again peat can hide some of the young-ish notes on a whisky, just like using a sherry cask. As such this is a very naked and honest release. Cudos, Stauning.
Sláinte! - Thomas