Tycho's Star Swedish Single Malt Whisky 500ml
Watch out Scotland. Here come the Swedes.
This medium-peated and richly wintry Single Malt has been organically crafted from grain to bottle by the family-owned Spirit of Hven. They used tree types of barley to add a wealth of complexity – pale ale malt for grassy notes, chocolate malt for dark caramel, and finally heavily peated whisky malt for all those wonderful leather, tar and smoky liquorice notes. Matured in American and French oak, it was named after the supernova observed by astronomer Tycho Brahe – the Island of Hven’s most famous son – in 1572.
A thing of beauty that transports you to bonfires on the beach. This deeply comforting whisky is chockful of sea spray, wood smoke, tobacco in a leather pouch, Christmas spices, tarte tatin, poached pear, ginger beer, chocolate orange, smoky bacon, salted caramel and a twist of black pepper. With none of the medicinal notes associated with Islay, this is a true Swedish original, and one that’s calling out to be consumed in the great outdoors.
The tiny Swedish island of Ven (local spelling ‘Hven’ with a silent H), can be found between Sweden and Denmark in the Øresund strait. Less than three square miles in size, it only has around 400 inhabitants, who busy themselves fishing, growing durum wheat and grapes, using the observatories built by Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe to look at the stars, and dealing with the influx of tourists in the summer. A few of them run the Spirit of Hven – one of the smallest commercial pot still distilleries in the world. Their diminutive stature gives them full control to the most minute of details, the small size of the still gives a larger relative surface area and maximises flavour, and it gives them plenty of opportunity to experiment. As a result, there are a lot of super tasting spirits coming from this minuscule island.£11.9 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3177067
Style No.: 790437
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