Smögen 100 Proof

Overall rating
86.17/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB163194
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Quarter Casks - Batch 1
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Sherry Quarter Casks
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Label
Batch no. L001
Barcode
7350076131409
Market
se Sweden
Added on
04 aug 2020 3:09 pm by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 110.37

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83 × member ratings

217 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Smögen 100 Proof

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.17 points.

  1. stlouisblues scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    My first 90 point whisky review, I really like the oily feeling, the balance between sweetness and spice.

  2. P.K.S scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This one smells like so sweet i think my teeth falling out with put it i my moth????

    Not a fan
    • Nose
      84 84
      Have you tryed the capri-sun fairy drink? It is on the nose like that tase. Ekstreme sweetness, candy,peach,green drapes, candy drapes, anis star

      5cl water in 20cl dram: its the same only not so hot
    • Taste
      82 82
      Oh wow, hot arrival, like bon fire ash,

      Water: calmed down a lot but still to hot. Pepper and ash, its better now 83/100
    • Finish
      80 80
      Peppery, bonfire ash is dominant

      Water: Cramy, peppery and ashy (not so dominant) 81/100

  3. SAND scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    (Tasted 13.10.2021)
    Nose: Medium sweet and medium oily smoke. Gradually opens up with dates, dried lemons, orange peel, honey. (89-90p)
    Taste: It arrives with sweetened black tea, on the mid palate sweet black pepper, licorice, rich mouthfeel, viscous. Lovely. (89p)
    Finish: Sweet, rich peppery. (87-88p)
    Overall: Total score 89 (88) points.

  4. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. switzyuk scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Serge says: -

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivedecember20-2-Kavalan-Lagavulin.html#161220

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nice peaty whisky, not brutal, more like Longrow in the smoke. Sweet notes, but also tart oak, waxy notes. The finish is a bit short, slight deductions in the B grade. Great whisky that more than just keeps up with the Scots.

  7. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Tastingbros scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/05/30/another-young-trio/
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. robain scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet peatyness with oak and caramel. Very good nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A bit dry with sweet peatyness wrapped in nice oaky taste. Some spicy peatyness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Soft peat with oak.

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Toasted Oak
    My very first Smögen! This Swedish distillery, founded in 2009, it was built in a farmstead near Hunnebostrand a little to the north of Göteborg. It is named after a nearby island and has only a capacity of 35.000 liters. My first encounter is with a 6 years old that matured on a sherry quarter cask and is bottled at 100 Proof, i.e. 57.1% ABV.
    Dark and sweet nose on dried fruit, caramel, roasted nuts and hazelnut paste. There is also a nice green and salty edge to it, making it stand out. Lots of woodsmoke, a drop of olive oil and black pepper. This holds the middle between a Speyside and Islay whisky… but Swedish, obviously.
    Nice mouth feel. Quite piquant from both the wood and the ABV. Dried ham, walnuts (lots of them), figs sprinkled with sea water (what?), woodsmoke and even some smoked salmon. There is a lot going on here. Salt & pepper, nutmeg, liquorice and lots of toasted oak.
    The finish is longer than the median Swede is tall and again offers both sweet and salty notes – working in harmony – to a perfect bitter end.
    Jag är väldigt imponerad! Great get-to-know-moment that makes me wanna chase down some more malts from this Swedish newcomer. But 100 EUR for only half a liter is somewhat off-putting.

  11. Beiredelarue scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very Pleasantly Surprised! You may taste its young character in the beginning mainly in the alcohol, but then it evolves so beautifully into a complex mature whisky! Super!
    • Nose
      Tobacco, wet leaves, apple, banana, hazelnut, cocoa, very layered and much to discover! After a few sips and let it rest for a while, the sherry comes to the fore a bit more, reminds me of something but can't place it. Springbank? Hazelburn?
    • Taste
      First sip: Wow, interesting. Strong. The alcohol is there but does not disturb. Fruity, not immediately placeable, due to my limited knowledge, but tasty. I put it aside for a while and start working on the marinade of my meat for tomorrow ... bon, my meat is marinated ... continue with the whisky. Creamy mouthfeel, the alcohol is already better but the tongue is still well stimulated. I'm not going to add water. Deliciously sweet! Butterscotch as Serge quotes. Soft caramel treats. The more I drink of it, the less the alcohol plays a role. Very nice whisky! With water it will become buttery soft, but I go for the confrontation ... so all the smells continue in the taste. Beautiful!
    • Finish
      Nice long finish, does not become monotonous and the flavors and smells continue nicely!

  12. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Today I'm trying Smogen for the first time. It was offered through a virtual session with a local festival. Have read and heard good things about Smogen so I'm intrigued to try this. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose (after 25-30 minutes in the glass) begins with a nice peat smoke, honey, fruit and nut chocolate candy bar, salty aromas, some camphor, smoked bacon.
    (Note: I found the nose upon initial pour from the bottle to be too much smoke and campfire ash that overwhelmed, thus the extra time given).

    Palate starts with oak then quickly goes to spices and salt, smoked bacon, chocolate, honey, more fruit, bit of cigar ash.

    Finish carries on with the cigar ash, chocolate, oils, honey, and nice lingering warming spices.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge at Whiskyfun.com scored this with 91points and compares it with the legendary Port Charlotte Bloodtubs.

  14. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    more info: https://malt-review.com/2020/11/03/smogen-whisky-100-proof-single-cask-48-2011-interview-with-par-caldenby/

  15. Tauti scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A whisky that can easily compete with Scottish west coast distilleries. I first had to make friends with the peculiar nose, when this was done there was no holding back. Great bottling from which I had to get another bottle right away.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, nutty, very salty, campfire, mild, intense pepper, caramel, oysters, clear wood

      Comment: Sometimes the Oloroso dominates the nose with strong aromas of nuts and dried fruit, other times salty-maritime notes are in the foreground.
    • Taste
      Peppery and salty, nutmeg, the wood is very clear here, Serrano ham, dates, walnuts, campfires, earthy peat
    • Finish
      Long and peppery, becomes a little bitter (wood) and salt

  16. ChrisE scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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