Stretching from Fårö to Gotska Sandön, the marine reserve of Salvorev reveals its rugged cliffs during low tide. An idyllic landing spot for seabirds and sunbathing seals, but historically, these rocks were far from idyllic. The Baltic Sea’s last pirate – the legendary Petter Gottberg – was notorious for luring ships aground before plundering their precious cargo.
What he did with the riches remains unknown. Now, as you hold this rum barrel-aged treasure in your hands, you have the power to create your own legendary tale.
Gotland Whisky Salvorev has initially aged for five years in former rum barrels before finishing in Swedish oak (Quercus robur) and American oak (Quercus alba) casks. The total maturation period is between 6 and 7 years, making this edition a six-year-old whisky with an alcohol content of 46%. You can find it at Systembolaget’s three stores on Gotland and through their special order assortment.
Tasting notes for Salvorev:
Color: Chestnut, oloroso sherry
Nose: Toffee, vanilla, oak, and rum
Palate: Pineapple, papaya, and marmalade
Finish: Medium long with a sweet and tangy rum character.
TYPE OF BARLEY: Propina Tipple organic farmed on Gotland
FARMS: Halner gård, Bro and Sigdes gård, Rone
MATLTING: Malted in the farm of Sigdes in Rone, Gotland. The malt is smoked with peat for nine hours
WATER: Gotlandic hard water
YEAST: Dry yeast for Maltwhisky. DistilaMax MW
CASKS: Ex-rom casks and finished on Swedish and American oak
CASK SIZES: 50 och 200 litres
BOTTLED: 2023 March