Mackmyra Intelligens

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Number of bottles
46.1 % Vol.
700 ml
with NFC-Chip
Added on
29 Aug 2019 11:56 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 57.11

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69 × member ratings

203 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Intelligens

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.09 points

  1. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    In September 2019, Intelligens is launched, the first whisky produced by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The whisky is made by the award-winning Swedish whisky distillery Mackmyra, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The AI ​​system is based on the Microsoft platform Azure and was developed in cooperation with the Finnish technology company Fourkind.

    Intelligens is the result of a collaboration between Mackmyra and Fourkind and is based on the Microsoft Azure platform. Mackmyra has submitted 75 whisky recipes that Destillery has partnered with the Mackmyra brand ambassadors over the years. The data has been supplemented with customer reviews, awards, ratings and the like. From this raw data, Fourkind developed an AI model that suggested new recipes.

    The Intelligens bottles are equipped with NFC chips from the Mackmyra partner company Thin Film Electronics. If you hold an NFC-compatible smartphone to the bottle, you will learn details about the whisky and its production.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Balanced, young, cereal. Small fruity sweetness. No incredible presence. Smooth and consensual. Lack of identity.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

    Whisky n ° 2169

  3. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Fresh, playful, in places not quite harvested whisky, but quite curious nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Soft, with hints of vanilla, sweet and sour berries and caramel.
    • Taste
      Creamy vanilla, with berry acidity and a hint of grapefruit.
    • Finish
      Medium duration, soft, with hints of sea buckthorn, vanilla and apricot jam.

  4. cotardious scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    very interesting, spicy, a bit peated, well balanced

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A certain youth is already there. In addition muesli with banana chips. Wine gum. Yoghurt fruit candies. Hedge trimming.
    In the mouth it is initially relatively sweet but a little less fruity. But more wood (rather fresh wood). Then the youth flashes again.

    You can drink it. But I don't necessarily have to have it again.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Artificial Intelligence

    Mackmyra used a computerprogram developed by the Finse technology giant Fourkind and fed it with 75 different whisky recipes as well as awards, reviews from consumers, ratings, feedback from ambassadors and so forth and so on. With that raw data Fourkind created a unique recipe that would lead to this malt. The label proudly mentions ‘Artificial Intelligence’ as Master Blender, ‘supervised by Angelo D’Orazio’ (the actual Master Blender at Mackmyra, obviously). In the cap of each of the 5.000 bottles a chip is embedded that can be scanned with NFC-technology and offers more information to the buyer.
    Fairly creamy and sweet nose on apples, pears and citrus, with some vanilla, aniseed and ginger, but mostly young oak. Green wood. A clear note of sherry. Swedish spring in your glass.
    Nice continuation on the palate, but with a rather sharp edge. The alcohol did not integrate 100% if you ask me. Hint of woodsmoke and tobacco leaves. Vanilla becomes big. Ginger rears its head. The oak returns as well.

    I experience a good balance between the sweet fruit and the drying oak in the finish, while a surprisingly little salty note appears at the death.

    Nice Mackmyra with an interesting story, sure. But taste-wise I find this not so exceptional. Maybe for the next batch they should put Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio to work in Gävle. Or just keep trusting those old traditions and craftmanship.

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It's rather subtle, gentle, and laidback, but remains very interesting nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Sweet breakfast cereals and gentle orchard fruits like pears, but also a touch of mango and butterscotch. A whiff of raw sugar and toffee too, then greener notes of eucalyptus, even some ginger.
    • Taste
      It's herbal, spicy and oaky, but with enough sweetness and fruitiness to keep things interesting and (most importantly) balanced. Soft pepper, subtle citrus, a tinge of saw dust and a whiff of quince.
    • Finish
      The spices linger. Slightly dry. Aniseed. Ends on sweeter notes.

  8. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Fudschafudscha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: quite fruity, yellow fruits, light and airy.
    Little bit of alcohol, yound and slightly woody.

    mouth: like the nose, fruits, mango, ex-bourbon wood.

    quite short and relatively gone quickly.

    Nice in summer

  10. Maltlife scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A 5cl sample was tasted. Mackmyra is a good mediocrity for me when the moment is not supposed to be a Scottish malt. This one was kind of interesting because it was designed by "AI".
    No additional purchases.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Young; Fresh; (Green) apple and pear; some cream candy; slightly salty; Caramel sweetness.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Present immediately; Alcohol dominates the first moment; apple and pear again (apple stronger); caramel sweetness; something creamy again; Oak; fresh wood; a hint of salt here too.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short; the alcohol can be seen again briefly; otherwise rather reserved; the previous fruitiness does not come through here properly.


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