This Swedish single malt whisky was named after the renowned astronomer Tycho Brahe who discovered the supernova in 1572. Spirit of Hven distillery is located at Backafallsbyn on an small island between Denmark and Sweden. Brahe lived on this small Swedish island back in the late 1500’s.
Hven’s statement about Tycho’s Star single malt:
“Tycho´s Star is made from a mash bill based on three types of barley, Pale Ale Malt for the grassy base notes, chocolate malt for the enticing caramel notes and heavy peated whisky malt to create the leather, liqourice and tar scents. The carefully distilled spirit has matured on casks made of air dried oak. The casks are 58,20% heavy char Quercus Muehlenbergii from Missouri, 33,44% heavy toast Quercus Petraea from Allier and 8,36% medium toast Q. Robur from Bourgogne.”
Spirit of Hven is an interesting small distillery founded in 2008. I’ve had their Seven Stars No.2 Merak single malt, which was a pleasant surprise. Tycho’s Star managed to be even slightly better.
They seem to have great craftsmanship for quality whisky, offering richly layered but easy to drink small batch whiskies. And yes, they seem to have star themed whisky names.