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Mackmyra Äppelblom

Overall rating
84.46/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Säsongswhisky
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Calvados, Virgin American Oak, Bourbon
Strength
46.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
7350029667122
Added on
09 Mar 2019 8:19 am by PatSch23_12
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 56,63

22 × in wishlist

49 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Äppelblom

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.46 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. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very fine nose with pear, apple pie.
    In the mouth, a little more rustic. The youth, shows through, but the whole is very well managed: fruity and an honest corpulence.
    Sparkling and herbaceous finale.

    Enthusiasm
    Nose & Mouth 3/5
    Final 4/5

    Whisky 2016

  3. PX-Michl scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. ramyres scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Refreshing but still warming, like the first sun in the spring.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Red apple, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, butter
    • Taste
      84 84
      Wood, apple, vanilla, Calvados, heather
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium, slightly peppery, spicy and warm, the apple notes disappear quickly

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Apple Blossom
    Appelblom is Swedish for apple blossom, in the case of this new release from Mackmyra it refers to the fact that the whisky was finished in casks that previously held calvados from Christian Drouin (after an initial maturation on ex bourbon barrels and virgin American oak). The house Drouin in considered one of the best calavdos producers in the world. It was founded in 1960 and the family company is currently run by Guillaume, third generation. This Mackmyra Äppleblom is a so-called ‘‘säsongswhisky’ – seasonal whisky – like the Skördetit, Iskristall, Blomstertid, Midnattssol, Midvinter, Sommartid, Vinterdröm and Vinterrök. I am expecting a very fruity whisky with apple in the lead, obviously.
    The nose is as was to be expected. Very fruity on apples, apples and more apples. Apple juice, apple sauce, cider, you name it. And I do not just mean the distillate from our Swedish friends, but of course also the creamy, full aromas of the calvados. Add some cedar wood, but also quite a few herbal notes as if from jasmyn, ferns, hay and wet moss. Pears and oranges start to shine through. Finally some almonds and toffee. Textbook spring whisky to enjoy on a sunny terrace.
    The body is fine, and so is the drinking strength. Nicely creamy and sweet on more of the same, with a spicy touch as if from a pinch of pepper and some cloves. Tasted blind, you might confuse this with a calvados, so it is fair to say that the Drouin cask has put its foot down. But if it works like this, I will not complain.

    The finish may be somewhat short, the return of the jasmin from the nose brings a smile to my face.

    Well, this was my 21st Mackmyra and I have to say that those seasonal whisky’s are truly great. This one will cost you around 65 EUR. Next Sunday, I’m serving this with some warm apfelstrudel. Cannot go wrong.

  6. Sandman scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Vanilla, pear, apple, honey, melon, mango, papaya, citrus, cinnamon, walnuts and chocolate

  7. Dramned! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Already when pouring into the glass, sweet fruits stream into the nose. And here is the name program. In addition to the typical Mackmyra spiciness, which is characterized by the sweetness of the distillate and the oak of the used at Mackmyra small 30L barrels, I have here immediately strong apple flavors with a few Untergemogelten pears. The spectrum ranges from green and crisp to overripe and slightly fermented. Combined with the spicy oak notes, this is like a walk through a late summer orchard, where many ripe apples are already fermented in the grass and exude this beguiling aromatic-sweet scent. The used Bourbon barrels also contribute fat sweet vanilla notes. The wood of the various barrels comes here quite discreet and fresh as wood shavings over. All in all very typical Mackmyra - distinctive and independent.
    • Taste
      Again, the apples determine the fruity basis, but come rather as a sweet apple compote with custard and light cloves. In addition, mouthwashing notes of ripe squeezed lemons. But the austere oak wood is also there immediately and joins in with edged and dusty dry notes mercilessly in between. On the one hand, this divergence between the sweet apples and the bitter oak is very exciting, but also makes it seem a little unbalanced. But everything is still in the frame and the beautiful apple flavors are simply irresistible.
    • Finish
      And here too, a beautiful apple sweetness and dry oak dominate. Tart cloves, apple peel and sweet malt form a medium length finish. In the end, a fresh aftertaste remains, as after the bite in an apple.

  8. LDB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Interesting, especially the nose.
    Needs a lot of time in the glass.
    Unfortunately, it gets annoying and kicks.

    (Blindtasting)
    • Nose
      87 87
      Ripe pear, fried banana with some cinnamon and honey, but also balsamic vinegar, pungent and sour
    • Taste
      84 84
      In the mouth tart spice, which tilts then quickly into the acidic
    • Finish
      80 80
      Not really worth mentioning ...

  9. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    On the nose, varnish, glue, and some white fruit, apple. A feeling of freshness. In the mouth, the fruits take a little more power, with vanilla, apricot a little green. Final correct.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

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