I was so lucky to stumble over this Slovak Single Malt whisky on a little trip in our own country, now that we can’t travel to other countries.
I have heard about Nestville blended whiskies, but have never seen them in Denmark, but now I was faced with a quite nice selection of blends, single barrel and this single malt from the same distillery, that is; Nestville.
Tasting this limited single malt, that was released at a festival in 2018, was interesting in a couple of ways.
First it is the first Slovak whisky I have tasted.
Second it was different from what I had expected. Of what I can finde on this single malt it has matured in new American oak casks for 5 years, and the barly has been smoked with smoke from beech and cherry hardwood.
I had expected smoke notes in the nose and taste, but nope I don’t get any to start with, but when the whisky has been in the glass for an hour I can sense a very soft and sweet light smoke note.
I get more spice than I had expected from the American oak, this is more like the European oak style.
Another fun thing is that it has this dry sherry touch – can this come from the cherry smoke?
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙮: Nestville Distillery
𝙉𝙖𝙢𝙚: Single Malt, Single Barrel Specially made for Nestville Open Fest.
𝙏𝙮𝙥𝙚: Single Malt
𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮: Slovak Republic
𝘼𝙡𝙘 %: 43
𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙨: New American white oak
𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙠 No.: 517 352
𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙧: No
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 2013
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 2018.06.20
Number of bottles is said to be 427, but I have bottle No.002/430
🅼🆈 🆃🅰🆂🆃🅸🅽🅶 🅽🅾🆃🅴🆂
👃: Spices, dry, ginger, vanilla, flowering heather, rubber, after a while I get a very gentle touch of sweet smoke
👄: All spice, light oak, pear, vanilla, sherry notes, a touch of petroleum
😋: Medium length, herbs, vanilla, light oak
This is the first fully Single Malt that has been released and for that this is a pleasant entry to the market.
It is a easy to drink whisky but it tricks me with the feeling of having a sherried whisky when I am not. So it will not win the battle of balance in my book but it is an interesting whisky and some day I will have to try some of the other Nestville whiskies.
𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮: 🥃🥃🥃 (3/6)
🅼🆈 🆁🅰🆃🅸🅽🅶 🆂🆈🆂🆃🅴🅼
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙀𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙖 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝘼 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙛
🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙙𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 – 𝙈𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙢 𝙢𝙖𝙮𝙗𝙚
🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙙 – 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮
🥃🥃 – 𝙄𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣
🥃 – 𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩