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Spirit of Hven Distillery - HVEN Organic Tycho's Star Single Malt Whisky

 
Original price $146.99 - Original price $152.99
Original price
$152.99
$146.99 - $152.99
Current price $152.99

This is a medium peated well matured Swedish single malt whisky, made from grain to bottle in the small family owned distillery Spirit of Hven, situated on the island of Hven, in the strait between Denmark and Sweden. This whisky is named Tycho’s Star as a tribute to the most famous islander yet, the astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601). The whisky has dark, almost mystical notes of leather and liquorice, embraced by a round scent of ripe plums. All this is elevated and refreshed by fragrances of apple and elderflowers. Newly harvested hay and honeydew meadows give a soft finish.

Tasting notes

The whisky uncovers the soft balanced notes of the barley mash-bill, the chocolate malt becomes more evident and the smoke and peat a bit rounder. The fruitiness matures a fraction and moves to ripe apples and hints of licorice.

Brand
Spirit of Hven Distillery
Size
750ml / VI, 750ml / NY
ABV
41.8
Country
Sweden
Region
Hven

Additional Product Info

What is Hven

Hven is a beautiful green island in the strait of Öresund between Denmark and Sweden. It is only 5-mile in circumference with a population of 350 people. After 8 years of planning, the distillery, opened 2008 by Anja and Henric Molin. This is the third pot still distillery built in Sweden. It has since developed into a major player throughout Europe. The island is host to the country’s most fertile landscapes, providing Hven with exceptional raw ingredients. Only the best organic grains are selected from a few certified farmers.

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More About The Product

To create this product with the most enticing character possible, the ingredients are distilled in proprietary small copper pot stills. Everything, including the hand bottling, is done on-site. Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn Distillery also holds its own hotel, bar, and restaurant, where the traditions and heritage of the products can be shared. 

The Legend

This whisky is named Tycho’s Star as a tribute to the most famous islander yet, the astronomer Tycho Brahe (pronounced Brah-ee) (1546-1601).

The name Tycho’s Star refers to the supernova that Tycho Brahe observed in the asterism Cassiopeia 1572. He called it “De Nova Stella” and made a term of the expression Nova, that nowadays are used to describe new stars.

In the research facilities near the castle Uraniborg, he had an observatory, medicinal gardens and laboratories. Almost 100 people worked within the compound. The astronomical measurement that was conducted on Hven 450 years ago are still astonishingly accurate and has been the basis for the heliocentric world view we have today.

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