ALKAID SINGLE MALT WHISKY
Alkaid is number 7 and the last in the Spirit of Hven “Seven Stars” series. It binds up the quintessence from the former editions by embracing parts of what’s been unique in every star. There are notes of American and European oak, aromas of elegant wines as Bordeaux Grand Cru and Sherry as well as a soft hint of smoke. The whisky is well balanced and the most matured in the series. It has a soft smokiness balanced by long maturation on air-dried wood with heavy toast and heavy char.
The taste is elegant and soft even at 45%vol. Alkaid has a light oily note landing midtongue. Acidity and tannins are well balanced, and the whisky is perceived mature. The oak contributes delicate esters and astringency followed by an enticing sweetness from wood sugars and lactones. Alkaid has a long and great aftertaste and mouthfeel.
Alkaid is certified organic and bottled at 45 % vol, without color or other additives, no carbon- or chill filtering. All bottles are individually numbered and waxed by hand.