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Smögen 100 Proof

Overall rating
87.10/100
votes
64
Whiskybase ID
WB174179
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Quarter Casks - Batch 2
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Sherry Quarter Casks
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Label
Batch No: L002
Barcode
7350076131409
Added on
11 Jan 2021 12:08 pm by BSK_BLGE
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 99.06

11 × in wishlist

64 × member ratings

118 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Smögen 100 Proof

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.10 points

  1. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    My first ever Smögen, I’m being honest here, I stumbled across Smögen because of a great score by Serge on whiskyfun, and 100€ for 0,5L is normally something I would not buy, especially not a 6 year old whisky. I could get a 20 year old Glenrothes for this price, but my mates and I have an international tasting and I saw that this is available so, yolo, I bought it. The hard facts read quite interesting, but can a 6 year old Swedish whisky show up for this price point? I have a personal connection to Sweden, so I want this to do good.

    Nose 88: Smoke immediately fills my nose. It’s a very earthy, medicinal, bacon nose. Hell I would think this would be a Laphroaig if I did not know better. After the smoke there is a lovely vanilla sweetness, accompanied by elderflower and, I know this sounds weird, but a book from university library. You can also smell the sherry cask influence with a berry sweetness that goes into the direction of strawberries and cherries. I also get a hint of limes and salt. The nose is very complex and gives so much away already. Definitely more exciting than the age statement

    Taste 88 : Very very smooth. This goes down so easily, it is very sweet but the sweetness of dark berries and vanilla and sugar is immediately replaced by a lovely smoke note that again is very different to everything I ever tasted. It is quite spicy but again with bacon and medicine. Oak immediately fills my mouth as well but it is very very good. Well balanced and quite easily a lot of fun.

    Finish 90: Very long and complex. There is so much going on here. Confirms the taste. But it starts much smokier than the taste and then goes into the sweet notes like strawberries, cherries, cake, and the oak has a nice influence as well. I also get a nice combination of different spices combining with the wood. There is a lingering smokey and salty note in the back that just simply keeps on going after a couple of minutea I also get a smoky bloody mary, what the hell is going on here. This is so complex I’m amazed.

    I’m so torn with this whisky. It is very good… but the price point… If this bottling was 0,7L I’d recommend it immediately. Make sure you get a sample before you buy a bottle, I would not buy a bottle again but I love it.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A micro-distillery, a small barrel, peat from Islay, juice aged at least 6 years in sherry barrels, a concentration of scents:
    nose:
    toasted caramel like Ovomaltine, maderized fruit, hot spices on cinnamon, a little spicy, fatty, dried peat,
    spray settling on wet grass and some seaweed
    mouth:
    creamy, fatty, oily, on baked glue, glaze, dry herbs, thick earthy peat, liquorice hint, more on smoke with smoked fish, bacon coming in, grilled meat left on the edge of the barbecue , the firewood that goes with it, the association with candied fruits, macerated on apples, currants and mixed cherries, freshness and candied sensation in fact
    chocolate all at once with a return of peat, crushed nuts, candied fruit more on the grapes and figs here, with the dusty pulp on it and the meaty sensation that resists, the spices still present.
    final:
    smoky peat, fruity, vanilla, woody, spicy, grassy, tea, candied fruit, leather in a thong for a nice finish.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very nice peated whisky that one would not necessarily locate blindly in Sweden: Islay would also be an option that is not too distant.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Freshly poured it doesn't seem as smoky as “heavily peated” suggests - but then, but then: a good broadside of warm peat smoke, underlaid with blackberries, blueberries, ripe grapes. Charred heather, bay leaves, juniper berries, thyme. It accelerates incredibly the longer it has time in the glass. Something sweet is lurking in the background, maybe Tropi Frutti fruit gums.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very sweet start. With strength, as expected in view of 57.1%, but not a bit pointed or biting, just comfortably warming. What the nose suggests as Tropi Frutti background music hits the tongue at the beginning, in the flavors strawberry, raspberry and green apple. The fruity notes are well cushioned by the warm peat smoke. Dry, sunlit wood, deciduous forest floor in midsummer. A little white chocolate, with pepper and paprika spice.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, dry and spicy. The smoke persists, chips from freshly felled wood, coffee powder.

  4. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Highly entertaining, the Smögen 100 Proof Batch 2 easily lives up to my expectations.
    • Nose
      First impression is not unlike a Laphroaig 10 Years Cask Strength, yet a little more civilized and sherried. Earthy peat smoke with smoked bacon, but also blackcurrants, figs, raisins, a drop of iodine, as well as a n
    • Taste
      Intense, smoky, sweet and salty. Touches of leather, figs and raisins, but also dry and plenty of wood spices. Some bacon, black pepper and charcoal, but also coffee grounds. Whisper of burlap too.
    • Finish
      Bonfire, cracked black pepper corns and charred meat, as well as some sandalwood. Long.

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Like batch 1, a very intense, smoky, whisky, an aromatic roller coaster ride, many exciting flavors. Very nicely done.
    • Nose
      extremely spicy, juniper, laurel, thyme, intense peat smoke, sweetish, somewhat soapy. Over time, it becomes rounder and better integrated and forms an extremely tasty, spicy, intense nose.
    • Taste
      very strong, a little surprisingly herbal, bitter-sweet, spices, salty, smoky, no subtle malt.
    • Finish
      long, salty, peaty, maritime, with sweet sherry, bay leaves, a bit ashy.

  7. Acetate scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Really delicious these smacks.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Greasy smoke, slightly mineral, light citrus notes, blood orange, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy, smoky, citrus-heavy mineral notes, dry oak spice, tangy in the mouth
    • Finish
      87 87
      Warehousemuff paired with citrus-heavy smoke, chocolaty with blood orange peel, stays medium long

  9. DannyDram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Peat smoke, caramel, tobacco, sandalwood, vanilla cream, roasted nuts, chocolate, fruity, some bacon, leather, orange, spicy. Balanced, good texture, warming, creamy, sweet, full body, good aroma pressure, good complexity. A little water makes the smogen softer.
    • Nose
      89P
    • Taste
      89P
    • Finish
      89P

  10. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Today the second batch of the Swedish SMÖGEN 100 Proof is up for tasting. The whisky was bottled at 57.1% vol. When it was six years old. It was matured in Sherry Quarter Casks and is neither chill-filtered nor colored. The whisky is browned to sherry-colored and has a medium viscosity in the glass.
    Should you like smoogen? For me, I can answer this with an unequivocal "yes". The complexity the distillery brings to this bottling is breathtaking. Little can be felt of its youth and whisky is a joy beyond measure. Only the high price of just under € 100 for 50cl spoils the joy. For a larger bottle, I would probably place an order, so it's a wish - initially.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A very pleasant surprise the first time you sniff it in. The Smögen exudes a very nice sherry note, followed by warm smoke and dark fruity sweetness. The first contact is a pleasure and, despite its high alcohol content, nothing bothers us here. Sandalwood, old leather, damp tobacco, library, red currants, pickled plums, ripe peach, a hint of raisins, shortbreads. The variety of flavors is downright impressive.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Diluted with water, the whisky is sweet on the palate, spicy and with a slight bitter note. Soft sherry tones, liquorice, herbs, some oak. The whisky looks clearly older than six years, quite complex and with a great play of aromas. There is a lot of chocolate and spice to discover and the whisky invites you to experiment with concentration.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long finish when diluted, with a pleasant bitter almond, malty sweetness, berry fruit and sherry notes. Even in the finish, a great spectrum of aromas is retained and you can still deal with this great drop in detail.

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