Flóki Icelandic Young Malt

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
47.0 % Vol.
500 ml
1st edition
Added on
30 Apr 2016 2:55 pm by Dominic
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 58.47

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Whisky Reviews for Flóki Icelandic Young Malt

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 59.31 points

  1. erizo scored this whisky 26 points Expert Junior

    Violent, very violent .....
    Smell of turpentine and light gin, not very pleasant. Tasty, well, no comment. Departure for turpentine. Not recommendable!

  2. Jaydee scored this whisky 28 points Expert Senior

    The best thing about this is the label on the bottle. This is a disaster. Nothing more to say. 
    • Nose
      25 25
    • Taste
      25 25
    • Finish
      25 25

  3. Hemdl scored this whisky 55 points Connoisseur

    Thanks for the experience, but that will be enough for the next years.
    No idea what this should or should be, but the pure age should not save the Malt in the future. It does not even fit together, it has nothing to do with whiskey. But even small "exotics" can produce quite useful whiskey, as Mackmyra shows, for example. This one, however, belongs in the horror cabinet.
    • Nose
      For all love - with whiskey that has nothing to do. Comes in the nose in the first moment more like a rather unusual gin or herbal brandy, but then fits so nothing together. Tart herbs, cinnamon, fresh leather and the smell of sour baby milk puke. The whole with a little goodwill garnished with light honey. Phew, that's tough stuff.
    • Taste
      Much stronger than the nose would suggest, in which the "flavors" could whitewash the alcohol. Here the Flóki still shows getting used to, but at least more pleasant than in the nose. Still has something of a gin with too many bitter bitter herbs. Add burnt fudge and a slight touch of glue that reminds me of Grain Whiskey. If you want to say something good, then that: Reads more terrible than it tastes in the end. But enjoyment is something else.
    • Finish
      The finish is surprisingly the best part. Light oak, the unusual mixture of nose / palate fortunately did not make it this far. So in the end a bit spicy oak, a subtle dry mouthfeel and that was it.

  4. Gert Thomsen scored this whisky 10 points Newbie

    When newly opened the nose was harsh and the taste no better. Reminded me (and the whisky loving friends, with whom I shared  the opportynity to taste genuine Islandic whisky) of a very cheap slivovitz.
    After some weeks in the opened bottle some sweetness added and the harshness was reduced. Still, this is about the worst whisky I've ever tasted. At € 58 in Keflavik Airport, it wasn't even  cheap
    • Nose
      10 10
    • Taste
      10 10
    • Finish
      10 10

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Walnut Liqueur
    The Eimverk Distillery was founded only in 2009 near Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital. They have two spirits on the market: Vor, a premium gin and Flóki, a single malt. My whiskybuddy Dominic provided me with a sample of the latter, cask 23. Bottles of 50cl are around 60 EUR which is not cheap. They are currently available only in the duty free shops in Iceland.
    The nose is very aromatic and spicy and reminds me of walnut liqueur at first. Gingerbread and raisin bread. Mildly burnt cake. Speculoos. All goodies from the bakery, but it is not really top in my glass. Special, to say the least, but it does not bring whisky to mind.
    It is quite oily and tasty, warm and feisty. Think chili pepper, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. But hardly any fruit. Maybe some raisins and a single fig. Brown bread in abundance. Very grain driven as they say. You can also taste the oak. Reminds me a bit of an Austrian rye that I totally disliked. Luckily, this is not so bad.
    The finish is medium long, very spicy with loads of tannins at the death.
    This is the precursor to the ‘first impression’ that is set for release in 2017. It still has a ways to go, I think. Thanks, Dominic.


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