Mackmyra Äppelblom

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Calvados, Virgin American Oak, Bourbon
46.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Mar 2019 8:59 am by PatSch23_12

Average value

€ 58.69

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87 × member ratings

255 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Äppelblom

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.54 points

  1. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Mackmyras bottlings are often interesting experiments. The Äppelblom has received a special finish in addition to New American Oak and Ex Bourbon barrels in saturated Calvados barrels of Christian Drouin, one of the most prestigious Calvados producers who adds no sugar to his apple brandy.

    For me so far the "roundest" of the Mackmyra bottlings - quite delicious.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Apples, pears, sweet blossoms (jasmine), lemon, cloves, dark chocolate, freshly sawn softwood, pepper, vanilla, nutmeg, stomach bread, vanilla kipper, marzipan, walnut oil, freshly mown meadow, butter crumble, the flower aromas are stronger, a little more licorice 15 minutes, the flavors are getting fatter - yummy; thin legs
    • Taste
      86 86
      immediately lots of apple and pear, bulky-oily-spicy, with lots of clove, pepper, ginger, nutmeg and a lot of vanilla, butter crumbs, latte, thick custard, lemon, pepper, clove, dark chocolate, marzipan, walnuts, walnut oil, some licorice
    • Finish
      84 84
      short to medium length; spicy, oily, fruity, with all spices, apple, pear, lemon, very dark chocolate and coffee, and finally jasmine flowers and vanilla

  2. MacFry scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Apple strudel with vanilla sauce, sweet pear, light and fresh wood notes, floral and grassy touch. In the background, clove oil and chocolate fine. Soft approach, apple very clear, sweet with slight bitterness. Grapefruit juice ... again the fresh wood, sparkling and fresh in the medium length finish. He cannot deny his youth, but he can do so. Goes well with the Calvados.
    Absolute summer whisky!

  3. ooglewoogle scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    My maiden bottle from the distillery, and very impressed I am too. A beautifully balanced dram, which surely achieves what it sets out to. If you enjoy calvados, this a dram that will likely appeal. The quality and sourcing of the casks from Drouin, a fine fine Calvados house, shine through here.

    Nose - fresh spicy oak, butterscotch, apples, tarte-tatin, vanilla.

    Palate - refined, juicy bitter-sweetness, tart apples in butter, hot cinnamon, lovely oak punch.

    Finish - long, bitter finish...overtones of amaretti biscuits, some spicy vanilla.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    While the oak is a tad too present at times, overall this offers a rather in-depth exploration of an apple orchard.
    • Nose
      It is floral, yet with pronounced notes of apple juice, and apple and pear skin, so the name is very apt indeed. Sweeter aromas are there in the form of fudge, but also some cherry wood and even a hint of juniper.
    • Taste
      Fairly creamy but with a somewhat spicy arrival (cloves and ginger mainly). That's quickly followed by cotton candy, bruised apples and caramel-glazed red apples.
    • Finish
      Lingering interplay of sweet fruits and charred oak.

  5. JeroenVandeWalle scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    nice "calvados" finish...a bit light but i really like it. Good as aperitif….

  6. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity; Heath / malt; Vanilla; citrus; butter; Apple pie with crumble; blooming summer meadow; Oak; Honey;
    • Taste
      Apple; spicy; Vanilla; Caramel; Spices (clove), oak; Nutmeg; dark chocolate; Butter; it slowly gets nutty. The nuttiness gets stronger; For a larger sip more fruit to recognize (apple, beautiful barrel, very spicy, great oak), some ginger (slight sharpness); Very fresh; slightly hot (cinnamon and ginger sharpness) Very interesting mixture
    • Finish
      Fruit basket, apple, pear; Oak; Nutmeg; Vanilla, caramel; Delicately bitter chocolate, briefly a bunch of other nuances that I just can not describe. Unfortunately only a small sample, but I will treat myself to a bigger one and analyze it more deeply

  7. Joint86 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Interesting, but too alcoholic. Something like a solid village moonshine. The taste is softer than the smell, the apple is clearly felt. Almost no aftertaste
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. Bosi scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    Again an interesting experiment by Mackmyra. The whisky is relatively round and tasty. The Calvados finish has shown its effect. But with whisky in the classic sense, this bottling has rather little to do.
    • Nose
      The finish has definitely served its purpose. A strong aroma of baked apples and red, overripe apples first rises in the nose. Cherries, caramel and oak follow on it. With time, a strong smell of honey, nutmeg and clove develops.
    • Taste
      The texture of the whisky is oily and the first taste is sweet again with lots of honey and caramel. The apple steps into the background and turns into calvados. Then there are pears and butter.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium and the sweetness remains. Finally, the reverberation becomes spicy with dark chocolate.

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Haribo sour apple rings (!!), Humma Bubba bubble gum, honey, cinnamon, fresh apples, generally very sweet
      Quite unusual but I like it so far
    • Taste
      Honey, green sour apples, again these sour apple rings, lemon, very light grapefruit, some pepper in the back

  10. Sjaosma scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    verye fruity and rich!


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