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Mackmyra Moment Fjällmark

Overall rating
83.84/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Oloroso, Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
4411
Strength
42.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2018 4:45 pm by whisk-O-thek
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 107.77

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40 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Moment Fjällmark

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.84 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Really good. A crazy experiment, which in my opinion is completely successful. But you have to like the exotic sweetness. I have 89 points. Maybe if I enjoy it more often and longer, even more ... We'll see.
    • Nose
      So sweet. Incomprehensible. Berry-fruity. With the knowledge of its maturation, I really mean to smell the sweet cloudberries. This reminds me of my tour through the Swedish wilderness. Great! Vanilla is there. The whisky has a liqueur-like and juicy, almost viscous nose.
    • Taste
      The palate is incredibly sweet, without seeming one-dimensional. Jam, berry fruits. The whisky flows in the mouth like warm syrup.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet and fruity.

  2. CIB914 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Apple, pear, banana, oak, hay, toffee, custard, eucalyptus, citrus fruits, atypical berries
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oak, cake batter, vanilla, caramel, fudge, cloudberries, red berries, fruity, sweet
      creamy mouthfeel
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short, sweet and slightly dry finish

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/06/05/summerton-virtual-whisky-festival-2020-part-3-3/

    MoM: ‘This expression was finished in casks that held previously cloudberry wine, as well as casks that held Pedro Ximénez sherry and Oloroso sherry’.
    Between 8 and 13years of age, Fjallmark is matured in an array of casks [see MoM above] from 100-ltr casks [at the smallest] to standard hoggies. Joe informs us that Fjallmark means ‘mountain land’. This one has such thick slow oily legs in comparison to the Efva.

    N: Though both these Mackmyra’s are finished in fruit-led casks, a soft tannic meaty fungal husky vail hovers over this one in comparison to the more straight forward bourbon-led Efva. Extras? A lovely nutty oak character – [15yo] Scotia-like – with a hint of mint chocolate. That’ll do for now.

    T: Curious/interesting with a soft meaty savoury-sour and light salivating salted caramel/fudge character presented at perfect strength once again, something Mackmyra has always got right. Even the standard Bruks is bottled at a choice 41.1% abv. There’s a varied fudge/chocolatey veg-suet meaty chewiness with an unusual and memorably idiosyncratic fruitiness with every juicy, luscious, relaxed sip.

    F: More unusual forest [cloud]-berry juice joins the foray at the tail, the oloroso influence also playing a firm role. Finishes with soft mint fresh Cornetto with very little of the cone. There’s something mid-level that sits unidentified and requires hunting for.

    C: So intriguing/unique to anything else I’ve tried. Preferences will be personal, but curiosity can be coaxed.

  4. holborndrinker scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A decent whisky well worth a look in.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Sherry notes - dry white grapes - sultanas.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Dry - like a white wine. Sherry notes come through strongly.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Aftertaste of marmite - slightly yeasty..

  5. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Kridler scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      At the beginning, a slight touch of glue and then comes to a very special fruity sweetness. Very special berries that look very sweet. Acts very easy in the nose
    • Taste
      81 81
      very relaxed start, very soft and sweet. In the taste, the sweetness is very pleasant and reminiscent of very ripe white grapes which are then slightly bitter. The aftertaste is unfortunately a bit metallic: - /
    • Finish
      81 81
      a little oak, light sweetness but also paired with a little bit of metallic resonance

  7. Kridler scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      At the beginning, a slight touch of glue and then comes to a very special fruity sweetness. Very special berries that look very sweet. Acts very easy in the nose
    • Taste
      81 81
      very relaxed start, very soft and sweet. In the taste, the sweetness is very pleasant and reminiscent of very ripe white grapes which are then slightly bitter. The aftertaste is unfortunately a bit metallic: - /
    • Finish
      81 81
      a little oak, light sweetness but also paired with a little bit of metallic resonance

  8. Bosi scored this whisky 74 points Specialist

    This Mackmyra, like many bottlings of this distillery, does not knock me off the stool. The finish looks very much on top, which is particularly evident in the taste. The nose seems to be divided in half. This makes the whisky come across very unbalanced. Despite the length of the departure hardly anything happens here.
    • Nose
      77 77
      A yeasty, bready scent rises first in the nose. After this has subsided, almonds, nuts and sweetened popcorn come to light. The nose is surprisingly present for 42% Alc. Later, I discover flavors of kirsch and ginger. Somehow, something roast pork is always subtle. I hope that's not because of my dinner (no, it was not roast pork).
    • Taste
      75 75
      The taste is initially wonderfully soft with a lot of caramel and milk chocolate, but over time becomes crispier and spicier with rum grapes, almost as if the finishing barrels would now take over.
    • Finish
      71 71
      The finish is medium (nevertheless surprisingly long for 42% Alc.) With caramel. Unfortunately, the aftertaste is one-dimensional and the weakest element of this whisky.

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Gustibus

    Cloudberries are Sweden’s most sought after berries to make wine. This Moment release from Mackmyra – that was named Fjällmark – matured on those casks and then got a finish on sherry casks, both oloroso and PX. The youngest cask in the mix is 8 years old, the oldest 13 years. It is one of the few Mackmyra that is not bottled at 46.1%, but at ‘only’ 42%. I’m sure Angela knows what she is doing.

    The nose betrays the wine from the get-go, but I have to add that it is not really my cuppa. It is sweet and sour with an oaky touch. Baked pears, sweet farmer’s butter, hazelnuts and almonds and some white chocolate. This all sounds quite pleasant if it was not for that weird scent – must be those cloudberries, I suppose – that I really do not like.

    This returns on the palate and dominates. The sweet and sour fruity note even has a salty lining and seems to lack balance. Although the oak with its spices and some buttery notes tries to steer things back in the right direction, I cannot despite serious effort start to like this.

    The medium long finish evolves (luckily) from sweet and sour to just sweet.

    A bit of a weird whisky (for me), but that is probably because I am unfamiliar with the wine. Having said that, I do not think I would like the wine either. Ah, de gustibus…

  10. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This is another good example of Mackmyra's thirst for expirmenting with different casks. This was partly matured in casks that previously held cloudberry wine (never heard of it, so I can't tell anything further) and ex-sherry casks. It smells and tastes therefore not as a "regular" ex-sherry matured whisky. It has added sweetness, but it's also backed by enough acidity to get balance. Not the most complex, but an utterly friendly whisky.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Colour: Amontillado
      Appearance: slow, thick, sticky legs

      The nose is vinous, but fresh. It makes me think of a refill sherry nose, but then with a bit more sweetness to it. The fruit is a combination between orange, dried grape and fig. Then there is this earthy, leafy character with wet soil and autumn leaves (maybe a hint of tobacco). The toasted signature is there, just as some pleasant vanilla.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Even sweeter than I thought, but with nice acidity to balance this. Like a dessert wine or a medium sweet sherry, but not as oxidised as commonly encountered with sweet sherries. Treacle, wood, pine resin, bay leaf, soil, raisins, red fruit and sugar. It's a very nice surprise!
    • Finish
      87 87
      Velvety, and long. It's still rather sweet, but still balanced by soft spices and acidity. Treacle, red fruit, raisin, tobacco, allspice, polished wood and orange juice.

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