Now this is an interesting bottling, a 3 year old whisky from Iceland!
Floki are known for producing some rather left-field bottlings, including some traditional Icelandic spirits smoked with sheep dung. Furthermore, Floki are notable in that they use hardy Icelandic barley to make their whisky.
This is a rather more straightforward expression – a single malt whisky, bottled at three years old. This dram has been aged in what are termed “refill virgin oak barrels” – that is, the virgin oak barrels that were used to mature Floki’s Young Malt bottling. This decision saves the distillery money, but also ensures the whisky gets a big hit of oak, despite its short maturation time.
The result is a deeply oaky dram, with plenty of youthful sprightliness and a cereal forward profile. Notes of flapjack, vanilla, caramel, citrus rind, apples and bright woodspice assert themselves.
Bottled at a bold 47% ABV, this is neither chill filtered nor artificially coloured.
A simple, enjoyable dram that bodes well for the future of the Eimverk Distillery.