Mackmyra Select Reserve (08-0031)

ABV: 57.1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 2/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is peaty and sweet. At first there’s a big hit of a young and spirit driven distillate with a coat of vanilla and oak. It’s a very aromatic oakiness. Underneath is a metallic note and on top there’s a very sharp and spirity nail polish remover cloud. When it settles a small fruit note appear with some apples attached to it and a peatiness starts to emerge from the back. Liquorice and a hint of baking spices are in there as well. With time it becomes sweeter and a bit more approachable. This is a decent nose considering the pretences but it’s not especially interesting.

Mouth: It starts out with lemon in the back together with a metallic note. The peatiness spreads out over the palate and it’s a nice bonfire smokiness. There’s an iodine note connected to it as well. It then quickly becomes very spicy and it feels like it’s attacking the palate. It feels a bit hot and rushed. There’s still the vanilla, oak and a honey sweetness as to be found. The spicyness takes over and hides a lot of the other flavours. The aromatic oakiness do break through though.

Finish: The spicyness spikes and then spreads out over the palate. The peat and the sweet flavours with vanilla, honey and liquorice quickly pass by and the oakiness completely takes over. The peat stays a while out on the edges though. It is a very nice and aromatic oakiness with a lot of herbal and spice notes attached to it. It stays a bit too long and becomes slightly off-putting after a while. When the oak finally fades all that’s left is a metallic note in the back. This is not the best of whiskies and it feels a bit rushed and underaged.

Additional information
This is bottle 19 out of 51 from a private cask. It was distilled 2008-05-30 and bottled 2011-10-27. It was aged in a 30L ex-bourbon cask in ”Smögen”.

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