Spirit of Hven Alioth Swedish Single Malt

In May, the club had the unique opportunity to sample a Swedish single malt, one of Spirit of Hven’s long-running Seven Stars series. Each of the whiskies in this series is named after a star in the Ursa Major constellation. We had the 5th release, Alioth, which was finished in dry Oloroso Sherry casks. The whisky is slightly peated, sweet and nutty. 45% ABV. Interesting bottle presentation. Sourced from Alberta.

Zuidam Dutch Rye Whisky

Our third global sample for May 2021 hails from the Netherlands. This very interesting single cask was acquired by Gilles Dumangin, a champagne producer in France, from farm-to-glass distillery Zuidam located in Holland. Gilles then finished it for 6 months in his own Ratafia Champenois casks. Fascinating stuff. 46% ABV. Bottle 79 of only 369. Sourced from Alberta.