This is my second Säntis Malt from the Swiss Alps. Distilled at the Locher Brewery in Appenzell.
The first one had matured in old beer casks only but this one has matured in old beer casks and a variation of wine casks. This could be red wine, sherry and port wine all together and you get a feeling of the different casks used. If the beer casks has done anything good for the whisky in this one I can’t figure out but in the finish you can definitely feel a port wine touch.
Why do they use beer casks to mature in? Well one very good reason is that this is what they have at hand. Brauerei Locher is for all a brewery making beer and has done so since 1886 😉
I bought this bottle for a couple of reasons. One is obvious; I had tried one Säntis Malt and had to taste another. One more was because of the combination of beer casks and wine casks and the third reason is of the name “Himmelberg”.
The whisky has it’s name from a peak near Appenzell and is about 1070 meters high. Here in Denmark one of the highest “peaks” is “Himmelbjerget” – “Sky Mountain” directly translated. Denmark is a pretty flat country so the mountain part is a little funny. “Himmelbjerget” has the enormous height of 147 meters above sea level and is not even the highest point – We can go up to 171 meters 😂
Back to the whisky. An interesting dram with a little confusion in the taste but on the other hand that has i’s charm.
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙮: Brauerei Locher AG
𝙉𝙖𝙢𝙚: Edition Himmelberg
𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨: Swiss Alpine Whisky
𝙏𝙮𝙥𝙚: Single Malt
𝘼𝙡𝙘 %: 43
𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙨: Beer casks and finished in wine casks
𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙧: Yes
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: ?
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: ?
🅼🆈 🆃🅰🆂🆃🅸🅽🅶 🅽🅾🆃🅴🆂
👃: Vinous, old wood, dusty, something sweet maybe forest berries, forest floor
👄: More of the old wood, some fruit sweetness, a little bitterness, plums, a little tobacco, a faint sourness
😋: Medium length. Wood, port wine
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