Stauning KAOS Triple Malt Danish Whisky (700ml)
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Stauning KAOS Triple Malt Danish Whisky (700ml)

$129. 99
$1559.88 Dozen
ABV: 46%

Curiously named after a 1930s Danish political slogan, Kaos is a combination of Stauning's unpeated malt, smoked malt and malted rye whiskies. The aromas are sweetish with suggestions of poached fruits and dark rye over a rich coffee-chocolate-malt background. A full bodied, chewy delivery conjures flavours of dried fruits, toasty rye bread and cocoa followed by fresh oak shavings and wood spices - you might also detect some faint wood smoke in the aftertaste. A bit of everything going on here, with the toast and chocolate keynotes recalling Glenmorangie Signet. 46% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Give it time to open up and reveal its full beauty: coffee bean, plain chocolate chunks, a warming twist of sweet peat smoke, wood spices, apple, and fresh breakfast pastries. Green apple flavors, rocked by a pandemonium of spices, dissipate to sugary caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and malt permeated by mellow smoke. 91 points -

...The thing about Kaos, is that you never quite know - as the name implies - what you are going to get. Sometimes it works magnificently. Other times it stumbles over itself. 86 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2023

...With such a name, this baby couldn't not have piqued my curiosity. This little chaotic whisky is a self-blend of Stauning's rye with their peated malt and was aged in first fill bourbon and virgin American oak. Aye, we're ready… Colour: light gold. Nose: a lot of fun, with smoked mangos, litres of chamomile tea, eucalyptus, cough syrup, rye bread, a saucerful of muesli (not secrets), then rather liquorice and even a little tar. No dissonances this far, we're good. Very moderate vanillaness, we're even better. Mouth: very good, pretty bombastic, with huge fruits (melons, apricots, mangos) and this bready smoke that's not seen everywhere. Touches of juniper and caraway, a little nutmeg, then fruit breads and even a little sourdough bread. We call that süweck here in Alsace. Finish: rather long and more on liquorice. Lightly salted liquorice. Comments: a joyful whisky that's both very excellent, innovative (for once, when some whiskymakers innovate they do not have exactly the same innovations as everybody else), and just fun. Recommended if the price is right. No we don't check prices. 85 points -