Smögen Sherry Project 2:2

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5 year old Swedish single malt from the Smögen distillery, released as part of the Sherry Project series. This particular expression is Sherry Project 2:2, and was matured in first-fill...

5 year old Swedish single malt from the Smögen distillery, released as part of the Sherry Project series. This particular expression is Sherry Project 2:2, and was matured in first-fill sherry quarter casks, which are smaller than your run-of-the-mill casks, meaning more surface area for interaction between the wood and whisky. 1,725 bottles were produced. 

  • Region: Sweden
  • Distillery: Smogen
  • Age/Name: 5 years old
  • Size: 50cl
  • Strength: 61% ABV
  • Bottled By: Distiller
  • Chill-Filtered: no

On the nose: massively fresh and fragrant, the sort of intensely creamy sherry notes I haven’t nosed for a good while. So much so that you’d no idea of the peat’s presence. Tomato chutney sweetness. Plum jam. Cherries. Maple syrup. The peat feels more like black tea under so much fruit. It’s surprisingly balanced, considering the strong flavours.
In the mouth: excellent, tart quality, continuing the sort of tomato chutney notes from the nose. The peat is again masked by layers of red fruits, cranberries, raspberry jam, with a layer of sundried tomatoes and a touch of balsamic vinegar acidity. Ginger warmth on a ridiculously long finish. Slightly drying in the mouth, cloying on that finish, but a delight.