[Quick Review] Fary Lochan - 6 years old Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company 60.2%

Distillery: Fary Lochan

Bottler: That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Age: 6 years old

Distilled: n/a

Bottled: 2022

Cask: n/a

Abv: 60.2%

Unchillfiltered: Yes

Natural Colour: Yes

Nb of bottles: n/a

Extra: Batch 1 / Part of TBWC Norwest-Euro Express series

Fary Lochan is a Danish distillery and that is what you learn about it from the That Boutique-y Whisky Company website:

"It’s a small family distillery, now run by three siblings, and their mother. The distillery is named after the lake on the plot and an ancient spelling of the town, Farre, it’s located in.

Founder Jens-Erik Jorgensen, who sadly died in 2016, found inspiration from memories of smoked cheese from his mother used to smoke over fresh nettles. Jens-Erik made his first tests of smoking his whisky-malt with nettles in 2009.

When we learnt that the distillery was located in the village of Farre (which was previously known as Fary) we had that far far away fairy tail image in our head, and so our label is based up on an old style fairy tale woodland glade and a small glistening lake."

My tasting notes:

Nose: Rich and dark, liquorice roots, tar, prunes, sandalwood, sweet rubber, blackcurrant and liquorice boiled sweets, slight tobacco. What a start!

Palate: Rich and dark again, sweet, chewy, blackcurrant and liquorice again, charred wood, dark chocolate, prunes, blackberry jam, slightly resinous (pine sap), hints of citrus. Wow...! 

Finish: Burnt wood, charred wood, liquorice sweets, dark fruit (black cherry jam).

With water: The nose is fresher but the main aromas remain close to the neat pour, just with some extra citrus/lemon notes. The palate is slightly less dark, sweeter with spicy, fruity, jammy notes. Cough lozenges. The finish is spicier too with some freshly sown oak.

How often do you come across Danish whisky? Not very, but this one is an absolute belter of a dram. Exactly as I like them, full of dark flavours, with a mix of smoke, charred wood and dark fruit. The addition of the liquorice is just a bonus. Wow, just wow! Give me more!!!

Slainte all!

Thanks to TBWC for the sample. 



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