Mackmyra Brukswhiskey, 41.4% alc. Original bottling. Maturation: Bourbon barrels, sherry barrels, Swedish oak. Type: single malt whiskey
Nose: restrained and very slightly smoky, a little creamy first impression. Unripe pear, a little tangerine and a little crème brulée. The smoke looks fresh and smells of charcoal, followed by banana mash, fennel and a hint of aniseed.
Palate: stronger, slightly spicy. I notice rye bread and blood orange first, the smoke is barely noticeable. Instead, clearly caramel candies and some fudge, and again the banana together with pepper and ginger.
Finish: Medium long, oily and flattering. The emphasis here is once again on slightly bitter citrus fruits, caramel and oak wood.
Conclusion: I like the mixture of freshness, smoke and slightly fruity / spicy aromas. The Brukswhisky is very elegant and balanced. 83/100 points (2021)