This one I just had to have the first time my eyes set on it. Swedish rye whisky! As a fan of rye whiskies, and an admirer of Swedish distilleries, it surely was a concept I just had to get a chance to try.
Spirit of Hven’s unique bottle design also helps fulfilling your shopping needs. They’ve continued their astrological theme with their rye expression, naming it playfully after Venus.
Every batch of Hvenus has been blended together using 42 American oak casks, created by Master Distiller Henric Molin. After blending all those casks together, Hvenus consists of four different recipes. When combined together, the final grain recipe is made out of 78,6% rye, 11,9% wheat, 4,8% corn and 4,8% barley.
Rye whisky flavors can be very strong, even harsh. Being a powerful grain, rye usually offers big character, a character that might split opinions. That’s why I like rye whiskies very much.
This Swedish rye offers an elegant way of enjoying the backbone of Nordic harsh grain. “Velvet smooth, yet powerful and flavorsome”, like folks at Spirit of Hven suggests, and I agree with them.
Check out Hvenus Rye whisky’s old product sheet by Spirit of Hven distillery.