About Hven Tycho’s Star SIngle Malt Whisky
Hven is a tiny Swedish island that lies in the Øresund strait between Sweden and Denmark. Only 371 inhabitants live on the tiny island that is best known for once being the home of Tycho Brahe, the 16th-century astronomer known for his accurate observations that are considered far ahead of their time. The island is known for its rich agricultural heritage with some of Sweden's finest agricultural products grown there. Therefore, it's the perfect place for a distillery ― Spirit of Hven is part of a resort that includes a hotel, restaurant, and pub.
The family-owned grain-to-bottle distillery is run by Henrik Molin and produces Tycho's Star, a Swedish organic single malt whisky. Named after the famous astronomer, it's a rich spirit with notes of leather, licorice, ripe plums, apples, and elderflowers. Tycho's Star is a reference to a supernova that Brahe observed, naming it "De Nova Stella", coining the term for new stars.
The whisky is crafted with a mash bill of 3 types of barley, pale ale malt for the grassy notes, chocolate malt for caramel notes, and heavily-peated malt for the leather, licorice, and tar aromas. It matures in casks made of air-dried oak: 58.2% are heavily-charred casks from Missouri, 33.44% are heavily-toasted Allier casks, the rest are medium-toasted ones from Bourgogne. The certified organic whisky is bottled on-site without chill filtering, coloring, or additives at 83.6 proof, each bottle numbered and wax sealed by hand.
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