High Coast Quercus III Petraea
High Coast // Sweden
This is the third in High Coast's series of oak explorations, this time with Hungarian oak. This unpeated whisky was aged first for 4.7 years in used bourbon barrels, then transferred to 40 liter Hungarian oak casks to finish for nine months. 7,781 bottles were produced.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typefirst-fill bourbon, finished in Hungarian virgin oak
"This malty, spicy dram from High Coast in Sweden is a delight. Cereal character shines through on the palate with notes of heather, treacle, and chestnut, all leading to a pleasantly savory finish. It's a tight whisky, and a few drops of water help open up its sweeter floral notes. Fans of coastal single malts will find a lot to like in this bottle."