Mackmyra Moment Prestige

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
11 years old
Casks from Philipponnats Champagne Production
Number of bottles
46.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Dec 2017 5:34 pm by whisk-O-thek

Average value

€ 110,98

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17 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Moment Prestige

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.64 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    The Master Blender of Mackmyra, Angela D’Orazio, regularly discovers single casks in her Bodas Mine (where they matured in a constant temperature) that jump out to her. Being so exceptional, she does not want to use those in the general releases. The Mackmyra Moment series was born: a marriage of exceptionally good casks. Take this Prestige, for example, of which the youngest cask in the mix is 11 years old. All of the casks used came from the champagne producer Philipponnats.

    Nice, bright and herbal nose on green grapes, white pepper and some vanilla custard. Surprisingly fresh, but with a creamy edge. Reminds me somewhat of sabayon. Spice-wise it’s all about white pepper and ginger, but it also offers some green herbs. Cardamom and some aniseed too. Leave it to breath for a while and it will become sweeter.

    The grapes and aniseed arrive first on the palate (it’s almost white wine on steroids), followed quickly by pepper and eucalyptus. Slowly some citrus notes emerge with grapefruit in the lead. Mildly drying.

    This continue snit he medium long finish, leaving the mouth completely dry.

    Intriguing whisky. And yes, you can almost taste the champagne. Around 130 EUR.

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The experiment with Champagne casks is a brave choice. Champagne can taste delicate, yet it's not overly fruity and it's toasted taste should complement the toasted character of Mackmyra, rather than making a difference to the common matured spirit.
    In practice, I found that the casks had a narrowing effect on the spirit. It got rather compact and a bit bitter on grape seeds.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Colour: old gold. Appearance: thin, slow legs.

      Overall, the nose is malty (buttered toast and Bahlsen biscuits (Butterkekse) and somewhat mineral/flinty: chalk and limestone. Then, pear and galea melon.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Rather closed and quite compact/crisp. Bitter grape seeds, more minerality, unripe melon and ginger.
    • Finish
      79 79
      A bit more weight now, with lemon, peach and melon, but still with grape seed and ginger dominating.

  3. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    14.07.2018 Whisky Tasting at Whisky-in-Wiesbaden, Schnitzel Queen

  4. robain scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      smooth, some sherry
    • Taste
      lacks kick on the palate, nice round sherry flavours (although its champagne cask)
    • Finish
      short aftertaste


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