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Flóki Icelandic Young Malt

Overall rating
73.42/100
votes
14
Category
Spirit
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
First Edition
Bottled
2015
Casktype
New Charred American Oak Cask
Casknumber
8
Strength
47.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
03 Sep 2015 12:19 pm by chees
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60.90

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Whisky Reviews for Flóki Icelandic Young Malt

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 73.42 points

  1. Zuphael scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    My name is Flóki and I come from Iceland, when I grow up I want to be a single malt whiskey and by that time just call me Young Malt. And actually, the youngster is everything the connoisseur wants today, even to the fact that the barley was grown in the Icelandic homeland. And since the Icelanders seem to be a rather impatient people, we can already test a good swig of the dark caramel colored liquid in our glass today. Flóki's spiritual father is standing on the edge of a barley field and is painting the veranda with wood stain, while the little one is always making excursions in the fields with swirling arms, with his bag of pears, into which a potato has crept. Believe me, no one knows exactly where she comes from, but she's there and can be admired along with a slight but not dominant alcoholic flavor. And just as he smells the taste first impression of the young thing is, even for a young spirit a bit too quiet. One must not be fooled by this first impression one has in the mouth, because the Icelandic villain has quite a temperament. Once he opens up to the palate and pharynx he lets us feel his heavy and strong body. Yes, he is developing. And more and more you can taste the wide field on which the barley. Maybe that's because Iceland uses twice the amount of barley to malt because of its low sugar content, but the taste of the full grain lovingly lets you know it's there - without killing us.
    Flóki Young Malt is exciting and creates exactly what he should, he is curious about what comes out at the end as a single malt whiskey. If you like to explore how different the world of whiskey can be, you should not miss this precursor.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    no whiskey that I would buy - but it is very own - iSv individually with extreme recognition value, mature and has no bugs - the hay / farm soda is just not my cup of tea - the honey and herbal notes are very clean and delicious
    • Nose
      85 85
      freshly cut green wild grass meadow - ergo hay which is still damp and warms when lying, small animal litter (hay dry) pine needles, tree resin, in the beginning also spring blossoms - but rather the stinking, warm honey, dandelion flowers, Kamillan undiluted, slightly burnt mixed bread crust, vanilla pudding, dusty Cookies
    • Taste
      84 84
      Ricola, Löwenzahlblüten, quite dominant stinging tea with honey - some resin and quite a lot of freshly cut green wood - very herbaceous aromatic
    • Finish
      84 84
      Mint, eucalyptus, licorice, warm honey, cough of thyme and chamomile

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    It's fun, because the impressions just patter on your nose / tongue and the notes flow out of your fingers without me having to search and think for a long time. I like it a lot and I think that there is still a lot to expect from the distillery / whiskey (if it will be). For sure, the wacky stuff is neither pleasing nor mass suitable.
    55 € for 0,5l are fierce, but if you belong to the (probably rather small) target group, tastes even justified, such a flavor concentrate you rarely get. And you can see it as an investment in the future of the distillery. ;-)
    • Nose
      Strrrike! - he jumps to a sympathetic strong-intense, without scratchy or immature to act - a lot of fresh farmhouse bread, spicy (dry herbs, nutmeg, a hint of gingerbread spice), tree needles, hot wood, some resin, cough drops
    • Taste
      very strong, slightly hot (without alcoholic over), again fresh bread (slightly burnt), dark chocolate, molasses, resin, wood stain
    • Finish
      long, first peppery-spicy, then chocolate again over cocoa to coffee, finally stay cough drops, camillan and resin

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