Kategoriarkiv: Mackmyra

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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Mackmyra Stjärnrök

ABV: 46.1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is acidic and peaty. At first there’s a sour sharpness and a peatiness with juniper and pine attached to it. After a few seconds a fruitiness is added to the sour note with unripe berries and green apples. It’s malty and there are notes of vanilla, but it main focal point is the mix of peat and sour fruits. When it starts to settle a more dense side arrives with tobacco and raisins, but it seems to lack some dept. A fresh oakiness is sitting out towards the edges. Overall it’s a nice and interesting nose but it doesn’t seem very cohesive. The flavours sit by themselves and refuse to interact with each other.

Mouth: It starts out with a sourness in the back and the peat and sweetness up front. In between the darker notes slowly increases in intensity and creates a wall of raisins, dark chocolate and tobacco. There’s also a smidge of sulfur within. The fruitiness in the back is still sour unripe berries and soon the oakiness starts to increase in volume starting from the same spot. When it finds its full potential the whole becomes unbalanced and a bit too oaky.

Finish: The finish begins with all the nice flavours finally merging and create a very nice experience for a short period of time before the oakiness once again steps in and makes it unbalanced. Fortunatly the oakiness is a nice one and it creates a very nice mix of vanilla and tropical fruits together with the unripe berries and the sweetness. A much needed spicyness do arrive late and gives it a nice power-up together with the peatiness which finally gets a place in the spotlight. This is a very good whisky with a lot to offer. It’s almost too busy and a lot of the flavours sit like islands on the palate.

Additional information
This whisky was aged in a mix of ex-bourbon, ex-Oloroso, new american oak and cloudberry wine casks made from swedish oak. The smoke comes from using juniper instead of peat. It’s a 2021 seasonal release.

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Mackmyra Björksav

ABV: 46.1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 2/5

Tasting notes
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Additional information
This whisky is a 2021 seasonal release. It’s aged in ex-Bourbon (30 %), Oloroso sherry seasoned american oak casks (24 %), swedish oak casks (8 %) and ex-birch sap wine casks (20 %). There are also casks used which just are named ”spicy casks” (18 %).

Mackmyra Svensk Ek

ABV: 46.1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 2/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is fruity and sweet. At first there’s a mix of vanilla and ripe apples and pears. There’s also a second layer behind the fruitiness with honey and fresh oak. It feels quite young and spirity. There are some wood spices coming through as well as liquorice. This is a decent nose but there’s not much happening in the glass. It stays the same throughout which makes it a bit uninteresting.

Mouth: It starts out with the same ripe apples and pears covered in vanilla and oak. It’s quite spicy with black pepper and wood spices. The oak is a bit hard to pinpoint and it feels a bit dry and weird. The whole feels a bit more homogenous at this point but there’s still not much to discover other than what is presented from the start. For those who wait there’s a hint of toffee and a savory note emerging from the back.

Finish: The fruitiness dies down rather quickly and all that’s left is the oakiness and the black pepper spicyness. It’s a dry oak with a perfumey character which actually makes the finish a bit weird. It still feels young and the cask influence feels rushed. This is an ok whisky but it feels a bit boring and rushed for flavour. It should be good as a base in longdrinks and cocktails.

Additional information
10 % of this whisky is aged for 18 months in new heavily charred swedish oak casks. The rest is aged in ex-bourbon american oak barrels.

Mackmyra Mack

ABV: 40 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 2
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
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Nose: Ripe red apples, butterscotch, vanilla, undefined bitter note in the back.

Mouth: Smooth butterscotch, vanilla, sweetness, citrus, oak spices, bitter note’s still in there.

Finish: Oak, black pepper, oak spices linger, dry mouthfeel, bitter note lingers, Hazelnuts.

Additional information
This is Mackmyra’s entry level whisky. It’s matured in american ex-bourbon oak barrels for 5 years before bottling.

Mackmyra Vinterglöd

ABV: 46,1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 4/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is honey sweet with a fruity tang. There’s vanilla and oranges and a hint of cinnamon. There’s some notes of anise in the background together with notes of mulled wine. There’s also peppermint and sweet black liquorice. A hint of raspberries comes through after a while. It’s very aromatic and suits the winter season very well.

Mouth: It’s got a very fruity overlay, but the main core is the honey and vanilla. There’s anise and liquorice, but now those are attached to a thin note of ripe bananas. There’s cinnamon a-plenty and the fruitiness is packed with oranges and black grapes. The spicyness seems to be connected to the cinnamon and comes forward slowly. After a couple of seconds butterscotch arrives. The oak is there but acts like a backdrop and completing the scenery.

Finish: The spicyness just kind of floats over to the finish and the cinnamon and anise move up in front. Behind those a very pleasant oak starts to roll in. The mulled wine comes back and gives the finish a nice touch together with a pleasant butterscotch note. The distillate is noticable and it feels a bit young, but the perfumey flavours of everything else mask the youthness well. The raspberries comes through once again and bring some company in some tropical fruitiness and bananas before the oakiness makes a solo exit. This is spot on as a seasonal release.

Additional information
The ”Vinterglöd” (Winter Embers) is a seasonal release from Mackmyra. It’s finished in casks that previously held mulled wine and ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry.

Mackmyra Brukswhisky

ABV: 41.4 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 4/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is very fruity and floral. The nose is fresh and crisp with lemongrass and green grapes. It’s got a white wine aura with a perfume-like overlay. It’s a tiny bit spicy and there’s a drizzle of honey on top. Everything seem to be coated with a thin layer of vanilla cream. It’s easy on the nose with pleasant oak notes around the edges. It grows sweeter and warmer with time in the glass.

Mouth: It start out sweet and somewhat malty (without being dense and dusty). The spicyness comes rolling in together with an aromatic oak note. The fruitiness and white wine note take a few steps back, but the sour lemon stays up front. The vanilla cream and honey give the whole thing a nice, varm comforting roundness. It feels a bit young but not in a harsh way. There’s a tiny cardboard note as well as some bitterness sitting in the background.

Finish: The finish is very oak driven. The vanilla and honey notes keep the oak company as a baseline. The fruitiness dies rather quickly. The oak note is dry but not astringent and comes with just a touch of nuttiness. The youthness is still very obvious but still not in an unpleasant way. The spices tag along down the road creating a full experience.

Additional information
This was released in 2010 and it’s part of the distillery’s core range. It’s aged in a mix of ex-bourbon barrels, ex-sherry casks and virgin swedish oak casks. Part of the barley is dried with swedish peat and juniper wood.

Mackmyra Svensk Rök

ABV: 46.1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 1
Impression: 4/5

Tasting notes
Nose: The juniper wood is really jumping out of the glass. The smoke is subtle yet clearly present. There’s honey, lemon and a hint of oak. It feels young and fresh with a vibrant and aromatic nose.

Mouth: Sweetness with honey and muted butterscotch notes. The juniper wood mixes nicely with the dusty, dry smoke. A spicyness builds up, which fits nicely with the special wood notes that the juniper wood brings.

Finish: It starts out with some menthol, then the smoke and wood takes over. The dusty juniper wood is a red thread throughout. The wood gives a hint of mango and peaches somewhere in the middle of the finish. The spices carry all the way through. Very pleasant finish with the original smoke and wood notes lingering.

Additional information
This expression was released in 2013. The smoke comes from burning both peat and juniper to stop the germination. The casks used for maturation is american oak, swedish oak, refills and ex-oloroso sherry casks.

Mackmyra Äppelblom

ABV: 46,1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single malt
Bottles in coll.: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 4/5

Tasting notes
This was tasted at a whisky festival. No tasting notes were recorded.

Additional information
Äppelblom (Apple blossom) is a 2018 seasonal release from Mackmyra. It’s aged in both virgin and ex-bourbon casks and then finished in ex-Christian Drouin calvados barriques.

Mackmyra Gruvguld

ABV: 46.1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 5/5

Tasting notes
No taste notes were recorded during the tasting.

Additional information
Gruvguld is aged in a mine 50m below ground. Three different cask sizes are used, 30L, 100L and 128L. The cask types are ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks and a small part of the distillate used is peated. It contains whiskies aged 5-16 years.

Mackmyra Skördetid

ABV: 46.1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 4/5

Tasting notes
No tasting notes were recorded during the tasting. Only the impression of a quite nice whisky but not the best of Mackmyra’s seasonal releases.

Additional information
Skördetid was aged in a mine 50m below ground. First it was aged between 2008-2012 in ex-bourbon casks and then finished in ex-Masi Amarone red wine casks for another 6 months.

Mackmyra Vit Hund

ABV: 46.1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Unaged whisk(e)y
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 2/5

Tasting notes
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Additional information
”Vit hund” is the raw Mackmyra malt distillate, the new make. Vit hund means ”white dog” in Swedish. This is diluted and sold as an aperitif or mixer.

Mackmyra Select Reserve (MA-1104)

ABV: 57.1 %
Origin: Sweden
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
No taste notes were recorded during the tasting.

Additional information
This is bottle number 4 from a private cask. It was distilled 2010-06-01 and bottled 2014-11-06. It’s aged in a 30L ex-bourbon cask.