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Spirit of Hven Mercurious Corn Whisky, 45.6%

Price: $55 Issue: Spring 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick




Using 88% Swedish corn and air-seasoned virgin American oak casks, this has a well-integrated profile with abundant aromas of salted caramel, banana peel, wafers, black tea, and light spices. It's scrumptious and moreish, with a smooth and silky mouthfeel bringing flavors of golden syrup, orange peel, and candied lemon, leaning toward deeper caramel and vanilla toffee notes later, with unobtrusive spices carrying into the mouth-coating finish.