Mackmyra Gruvguld

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
46.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Apr 2018 12:49 pm by WB-Whiskybottle

Average value

€ 58.30

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Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Gruvguld

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.41 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    3 different futs for this finish
    • Nose
      malt on the front, rather spicy spices, some fruit on apples and a little apricot
      ,of honey
    • Taste
      floral and spicy sensation, vanilla,
      the fruits are more indented, the spices crushing a little, it looks young, a little rough
      back toasted, a little woody
      vanilla again
    • Finish
      short, too fast, lacking relief, disappointment with the nose

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Really very generous nose with fruits, flowers, Cleopatra glue, very explosive! We find these aromas in the mouth with in addition a note of lemon. it lacks a little bit of spice in the mouth but it finally develops in the final in a very interesting way!

    Nose & finish 5/5
    Mouth 4/5

    Whisky # 1851

  3. Bosi scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Despite all the experiments, Mackmyra often knows what you get, that is a lot of fruit. This is not so pronounced in this whisky, but the sherry and ex-peated barrels ensure. But that's what makes the whisky wonderfully tasty and the best Mackmyra I've had in my glass until now.
    • Nose
      82 82
      As with Mackmyra, the nose is very fruity. The aroma starts with light fruits, eg apple, but changes after a short time in the direction of cherry and blood orange. Slight sherry flavors, some oak spice and very little smoke resonate in the background.
      With some time chocolate and caramel are added.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste has a slightly oily consistency and begins with the dark fruit flavors of the nose: blood orange and dark chocolate. It is joined by spicy and grassy notes, such as lovage, cilantro and moss. There is also a slight acidity.
    • Finish
      75 75
      The finish is medium long and remains mainly in the mouth. Beautiful notes of chili chocolate, the spicy notes already mentioned in the taste and some citrus fruit dominate the finish.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur


    From Mackmyra’s website: ‘Mackmyra Gruvguld (Gold from the mine) has been aged in small casks of 30, 100 and 128 litres, in the mine of Bodås‘.

    N: Quince jelly and mint sauce, meaty peachy orchard & sweetened citrus fruits, pastries, earth to putty – a putty mashy note which remains consistent amongst the range.

    T: Short arrival which soon drops in intensity to simple barley sugar and settles at the front of the palate [Wayne].

    F: Settles and simmers with a little Refreshers [Charlie] fizziness and a peppery waxiness. A rather dry puckering finish concludes with more barley sugar.

    C: Odd form. I’m not totally convinced but I keep sipping away regardless.

  5. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official description:

    Mackmyra Gruvguld (gold from the mine) matured exclusively in small barrels of 30, 100 and 128 liters in the Bodås mine, 50 meters underground.
    This whisky pays homage to our powerful 30 liter barrels that have been with us since the beginning of Mackmyra. Over 50% of this single malt matured in such small barrels of different oak types and different finishes.

    The new make that matured for this single malt consists mainly of our elegant recipe with the exception of a few barrels that were filled with our smoky recipe, which provide a little extra spice.
    Among the many different barrels there is also a good handful, in which Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry were previously stored.

    Nose: Spicy with berries, fruits and slightly oily notes. Toasted notes of vanilla, oak and caramel fudge. A light, warm and woody spice with a hint of tar and minerality. Sweet notes of raisins, marzipan, citrus and pear. Notes of black currant and older whisky are found, along with spicy and herbal notes of anise, ginger and tobacco leaves.

    Taste: Spicy with a nice balance between fruits, berries, oils and oak. Black currant, pear fudge and grapefruit. Pleasant wood flavor with a hint of tar and tobacco leaves. The texture has a slight oiliness.

    Finish: Oily and spicy with berries and a slight dryness towards the end.

    Bourbon: 30 L - 100 L 1st fill / 2nd fill
    Swedish oak: 30 L - 100 L
    Virgin / 1st fill / 2nd fill
    Oloroso: 30 L
    Virgin / 1st fill Swedish oak + Bourbon: 30 L
    Virgin / 2nd fill / saturated with PX
    New American oak: 128 L
    Virgin / 1st fill / saturated with Oloroso

  6. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It is quite an interesting, clearly fruity whisky, which maybe could bring a little more bite.
    • Nose
      86 86
      It starts off woody and with a slight touch of solvent. Then hazelnuts. Then banana, citrus and lemon curd. Toasted bread, vanilla and some chocolate appear.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fruity and spicy beginning, the banana is back. Black tea, malt. Alcohol well integrated.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish has lemon balm, light woody bitterness and some spice.

  7. JeroenVandeWalle scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    You can always find the "fruitiness" of the orignal spirit in the whisky. This one is one of my favorit's. fruit, sherry...

  8. Maltlife scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  9. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    the taste is a bit "hard in the mouth" but then there is a refined taste experience. The whisky is complex, take the time to give the taste experience time. The viscosity does the taste very good, then tastes like apricot, sweet pineapple. Very special.

  10. LDB scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Not uninteresting, the flavors, but the whole thing is not really complex.

    I did not strike a gold mine ....
    • Nose
      83 83
      Ahoy woodruff shower, a touch of honey and elderflower, baked apple with a pinch of gunpowder
    • Taste
      84 84
      At first mild and soft, white gummy bears, green pepper, redcurrants, wine from sour cherries.
    • Finish
      80 80
      At first harmonious, but then something metallic-acidic, here hits the common NAS troll


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