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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.

Archived Scores


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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