High Coast Hav, 48%

Price: $50 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

A culture of high-quality craftsmanship, innovation, and environmental consciousness sets Nordic whiskies apart from other world whiskies. Hav, Swedish for the sea, is part of High Coast's
exceptional Origins series, and its flavor shorthand is oak spice. Wood spices, peat
smoke, vanilla cream, and orange peel on the nose precede a lush palate of fruit and spice
displaying sweet apricot, peach, honey, and dried tropical fruits, with a lengthy, spicy
finish. Matured in bourbon casks, it mingles batches of peated and unpeated spirit, with
some components receiving an accelerator period in 40-liter casks coopered from
Hungarian and Swedish oak.

Number 6 in the 2021 Top 20