2012 will go down in historical past because the 12 months a brand new Swedish whisky first noticed the sunshine of day. In February, Swedish whisky connoisseurs might have fun the arrival of this distinctive and sensuous liquor.
Like many culinary masterpieces, this golden beverage was first only a one-man dream. It began within the late 1970’s when a younger Swedish lad realized he had an distinctive curiosity in flavors and smells. Son of a restaurant proprietor, he grew up growing his palate and appreciation of high-quality meals and wine.
Within the early 1990’s he spent a 12 months working at a famend restaurant and wine home: St Francis and Cakebread Cellars in northern California. Later, he had the prospect to go to the pot nonetheless distillery, St. George in San Francisco. This planted a seed of inspiration in his life: the need to experiment with recipes to create new style experiences with high-quality high quality spirits.
There was no turning again – he had discovered his calling in life. The search was on to compile recipes and study all the things he might from distillers in Scotland. When the time was proper, he can be prepared!
Certain sufficient, some years later, a perfect alternative materialized. Henric Molin and his spouse Anja, established a restaurant, whisky bar & convention middle on the small island of Ven (historically spelled “Hven”), situated within the strait between Denmark and Sweden. They named their amenities: “The Spirit of Hven”.
Thus, this stunning island patch of farmland and seashores grew to become residence to the world’s smallest business nonetheless pot distillery. In the summertime of 2008, Henric Molin was able to launch his nice experiment.
The brand new casks had been fabricated from virgin wooden from the best oaks in Missouri, then specifically seasoned earlier than they had been full of the distillates. Maturation in these casks creates about 40 to 80 % of the whisky’s distinctive character.
The three pot stills are of copper, exposing simply the best floor to type elegant scents and tastes for the discerning whisky palate.
This single malt Whisky is constructed from three recipes. One makes use of citrus and tropical fruits, one other has nuts and chocolate. The third recipe is primarily very smoky in taste.
Henric Molin’s objective is to achieve a high-quality stability of perfume, flavors and sensuousness. Each sip ought to ship a definite and memorable “punch within the mouth”.
Like small artworks, every flask is signed by its creator. And for $300 per 500 ml, this sensuous, isle of Ven, golden punch within the mouth must be savored to its final drop.