Smögen’s first on-going release comes ten years after the distillery produced its first spirit in the form of Smögen 100 Proof. The whisky is produced from heavily peated malt (optic) and is a vatting of 11 oloroso sherry quarter casks. Bottled bearing a 6 year old age statement, this first batch release consists of 2436 bottles. You can purchase one from Master of Malt for £94.95 – though be aware, the site currently lists the bottle size as 70cl – and I’m only aware of Smögen releases at 50cl, so this may or may not be an error.
Smögen’s single casks – particularly the sherried ones – don’t tend to hang around too long here in the UK. This 11 year old single cask (48/2011) seems to have fared a little longer thus far. It’s produced from heavily peated barley that’s been fully matured in a first fill ex-bourbon barrel. A 50cl bottle will set you back the sum of £153.60 from Master of Malt.
A Sponge Smögen is an interesting thing to behold. Especially with a back label packed full of emojis for tasting notes. Edition No.19 was matured in a 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel for 8 years before 261 bottles were released at 59.3%.
OK, let’s do this🔨 ⏰
What madness is this - a 9 year old drawn from a knackered 3rd fill barrel?! Colour me intrigued. Bottled at a slightly reduced ABV of 57.1% and with a release of 261 bottles – that are now all sold out.