This weeks Desert Island Dram nominee comes from Sweden, if you’ve not already visited Fredde’s blog then you are missing out. He’s reviewed some great whiskies and I’d very much recommend checking it out. Fredde was one of the first bloggers I made contact with and has a genuine passion for whisky.
It’s hard to pick only one, but regarding my choice of whisky to be stranded with on a deserted island I think, as the peatfreak I am, it would be really heavily peated and of course a yummy one…
Like the SMWS 29.121 “Seafood party on the beach” (Laphroaig 20, 55.1%) which by my notes are filled with lots of seasalt, matchsticks, bacon, tobacco, leather and some old ropes and maybe even some rubber tire (to try to escape the island with) – yes, it’s almost like a real survival-kit I could survive a long time with!
If you would ask me the same “desert island drams” question in, let’s say, 10 years from now, I think there is a big chance my pick would be some of our new Swedish whiskies. Good and interesting things are already coming from our local distillers here. Mackmyra Whisky, Smögen Whisky, Spirit of Hven and BOX whisky are ones to watch out for. The Scottish distillers need to watch out!
I’d agree with Fredde there, I’ve tried the Mackmyra and was very impressed, one to put on your ‘to try’ list.
Information on Scottish Malt Whisky Society bottlings can be found by clicking here.
Online retailer Master of Malt has a selection of Swedish whiskies (including samples) available by clicking here.