"Masters of Malt" Tasting Notes:
From the Swedish Spirit of Hven distillery comes Hvenus Rye Whisky! Blended from 42 Quercus Alba American oak casks that were matured for a minimum of six years, the mash bill consists of 78.6% rye, 11.9% wheat, 4.8% corn and 4.8% grain. This expression continues the astrological theme, as the planet Venus is associated with copper, a fairly essential material for the whisky still.
Nose: Vanilla at the fore, with a slight pepper spiciness, freshly cut grass and a little menthol.
Nose: Smooth, strong vanilla notes, dark berries and toffee, fading into malty notes, rich dark chocolate and sweet, floral lavender.
Finish: Mint returns alongside vanilla, with gentle sweet spices