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Mackmyra Svensk Rök

Overall rating
82.39/100
votes
103
Whiskybase ID
WB100550
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Strength
46.1 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
7350029669317
Added on
06 Sep 2017 1:55 pm by vredensever
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 45.38

12 × in wishlist

103 × member ratings

254 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Svensk Rök

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.39 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Super Administrator

    Non-traditional world whiskies are becoming increasingly popular, and Sweden's Mackmyra is among the pioneers. Interestingly, Svensk Rök uses a combination of local peat and juniper twigs to kiln the barley. Bonfire ashes, dried herbs and a variety of green fruits characterize the nose, which almost reminds me of a young Caol Ila. Dry and pungent in the arrival, the taste develops with aromatic peat smoke, wood sap and fruity sweetness before the long and briny finish kicks in. More ash, smoked ham and spices are following. This malt is certainly worth a try!

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. thebonewolf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A neat experiment I hope encourages others to try similar. This is a solid dram with enough flavor while also being quite light. While some whiskies lend themselves better to warmer or cooler seasons, I think this one would have a place in any of them.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet then smoky. Indiscriminate fruit. Juniper. Herbal.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Light. Apple, smoke, spice. A gin-like feel to the flavor.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Malty, a bit smoky/ham-like. Medium.

  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I tried a few releases. Interesting, but young specimens.
    • Nose
      85 85
      A little apple candy, lime and lime honey, a little smoke, as well as other yellow fruits.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is sweet, light, very fruity with a hint of smoke and bitterness from early picked green cherries.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The aftertaste is sweet, candy, floral.

  4. valasios scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. AnnEm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I am always happy when a whisky evokes lively associations in me. This one was like a stroll through the Christmas market (that is, through a cozy little, artisan). For me, Svensk Rök has a wonderful "flow of aromas" and a great mouthfeel.
    • Nose
      Candied apple like at the Christmas market. Clean smoke. At the beginning a little dill and cucumber water, but this note disappears quickly. Green and herbaceous. Earthy notes, freshly cut peat. 2. Nose: waffles with cream. Potato pancakes with applesauce.
    • Taste
      Vegetable peat note. Subtle tar and also iodine. Rock sugar. Black tea. Grog, or here of course Glögg. Dark chocolate. Candle wax. It also looks a bit nutty and salty.
    • Finish
      Ginger and anise cookies. Creamy-sweet, I think of eggnog. It exudes beautiful, powerful, tingling, peppery, ethereal warmth. Strong chai tea, sweetened with honey. Smooth, aromatic mouthfeel. Very slightly medical. It also becomes a bit waxy towards the end.

  6. lys1 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Surprisingly round, despite relatively high ABV and young age. The smoke is not like Islay smoke, more fire and less peat. Otherwise hints of sweetness and Oak. Short conclusion. Lacks some complexity and punch.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Apprentice6004 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I visited this distillery in 2019 and was pleasantly surprised. They cannot sell whisky but the lady who attended served me a couple of creations, a PX dram impressed me. Then I bought this bottle in an official shop in Stockholm.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Peat, almond, liquorice, seaweed, seasalt, laurel
    • Taste
      83 83
      quit complex, liquorice, salt, algae, sea
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium to large, good chew

  8. dcsicsak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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