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Review: High Coast Hav


High Coast Hav - 48%


A Swedish single malt from High Coast distillery. Hav utilizes ex-bourbon as well as smaller Swedish and Hungarian oak in the aging process. Distillate ranges from 5-7 years old. The mashbill runs about a 3:1 ratio of unpeated to peated malt. Tons of great info and transparency on the website.

 

Notes: Light grain, candied orange, soft peat, and baking spice. A subtle but balanced nose. Thin and short on the palate. Citrus and ash.


Score: 5 (Not vocally complaining) It's a clean, lightly peated malt. Needs a little more there there. From proof to profile it's inoffensive but ultimately uninteresting. Distillate seems promising enough. Likely needs age and depth to reach its potential.


 

Rating System

10 - Reevaluate The Budget

9 - Stash Two (If Able)

8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)

7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers

6 - Solid - Above Average

5 - Acceptable For The Situation

4 - Not Vocally Complaining

3 - Anything Else To Drink?

2 - Nothing Nice To Say

1 - Drain Pour

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