Spirit of Hven Seven Stars #3 Phecda, 45%

Price: $90 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Willingly, we travel further along the Big Dipper with whisky maker Henric Molin. His latest creation exudes rich, dark, chewy toffee, Brazil nut shells, chopped dates, licorice, stone fruits, grilled beef mushrooms, and worked leather. The flavor starts slowly, like trying to ignite a fire of damp twigs. Once established, there is good weight and density, with treacle, dried fig, black cherry, and cinnamon, but the finish diminishes quickly after swallowing, leaving blackened oak and burnt sugar.795 SEK