Myken Arctic Single Malt Pineau Finish, 3 YO, 47 %
Finally, the first regular release from Norwegian whisky distillery Myken Destilleri. The Myken Arctic Single Malt Pineau Finish is a limited release of 900 bottles (50 cl). This whisky is three and a half years old. It has been matured in ex-bourbon casks, and then finished in an ex-Pineau des Charentes cask.
You can buy the Myken Arctic Single Malt Pineau Finish starting Friday this week at NOK 999 for a 50 cl bottle (10488602).
Nose: Malt, vanilla and notes of sweet wine. Orchard fruits and hints of oak.
Taste: Rich and full-bodied. Bitter oranges or orange zest accompanied by pepper and hints of chili at first. Then it mellows out a bit and I find fresh apples, pears and lighter notes of citrus sweetness. Honey as well. This is a playful dram.
Finish: Medium long finish. Nuts and honey sweetness to the front now.A touch of camphor.
Comments: Young, free and single! There is a promise of a bright future here.