This remarkably good Swedish whisky is probably not from the barrel, only golden yellow against the brown with a ruby red edge. Something from an E number will have been used, perhaps two.
That should not spoil the fun. Powerful, sweet chocolate aromas and a sassy sour edge make this a party in the mouth. Don't come for subtle, faint accents of sandalwood, ambrosia and candied lark sweetbreads (and yes, I'm very proud of them) - that kind of nonsense, those Swedes don't do to that. Fat, fat sherry casks with thick, fat sherry maturing, that should be enough. Lakes, trees, Ikea and Berg. I'm a fan.