Box Whisky The Festival 2017, 5 YO, 54.2 %

Nordic Whisky #181 - Box Whisky The Festival 2017At the Box Festival last summer, you could again queue to get a buyers certificate to obtain a bottle of the Box Whisky The Festival 2017.

Here are the key facts:

  • Phenol level: 100 % unpeated
  • Casks used: 90 litre fresh American oak
  • Distilled: between 2012-05-21 and 2012-09-03
  • Bottled: 2017-09-11
  • Bottles: 1000 (for festival attendees that managed to get hold of a buyers certificate + 175 bottles labelled “non-official” to be used at tastings, festivals etc
  • Size: 50 cl
  • Price: SEK 995

As usual you can get an enormous amount of details on the official website.

Nose: Soft and comforting. Vanilla and dried hay. Cool and composed. Mild citrus top notes. Hints of coconut and ginger.

Taste: Full bodied and medium sweet. White pepper, ginger, vanilla and a touch green (grass, mint, pine). Mint chocolate.

Finish: Medium long finish. Sweet ginger and icing sugar. Mild caramel. Freshly baked buns with a sprinkling of coconut flakes on top. A hint of green in the back. Lands very delicately.

Comments: A thoroughly well-balanced and well-composed dram.

Score (88/100)

– Thomas