With the name meaning ‘Swedish oak’ this whisky showcases just how the tight grain of the Swedish oak trees effects the whisky. It has a much woodier, earthy flavour profile to it than the Bruks.
The whisky is aged in ex-bourbon and Swedish oak with at least 10% of the Swedish oak being brand new.
It’s toasty and spicy, full of cinnamon and nutmeg. There’s also more of a nuttiness in it along with sandalwood and shavings. That being said, it’s still got a lovely freshness to it and not overly heavy. Add a drop of water and the nuttiness increases as do the fragrant spices. It also becomes drier and more earthy. Svensk Ek is definitely more of an Autumn/ Winter whisky, it’s just got that lovely warming sense to it.