Mackmyra Special 02

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
50.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Apr 2010 1:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 67.75

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26 × member ratings

261 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Special 02

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.63 points

  1. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This bottling wasn't to my liking at all in the beginning.
    But as this bottle came as a present, I had to keep it.
    I have to admit, though, that the malt became better with time in the opened bottle (in the course of several years now).
    By now, it's still not utterly complex whisky, but a dram with quite some nice vanilla aromas.
    The youngish notes which I have found in the beginning, they have mostly disappeared over the years.
    My rating is based upon that experience, otherwise I would share the opinion of those who rate the malt way down in the 70's.

  2. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Now, what is this all about? It is not even close of being matured. The initial impression from the nose gave a solid expectation which was not all fulfilled by the palate and finish. 
    • Nose
      Malty, granulated sugar, soft spices and some vanilla sweetness. The nose is not bad at all.
    • Taste
      The palate is initially dominated by oak, white sugar and alcohol. The barley spirit is so obvious here. The whisky totally disintegrates with the addition of water. even a tiny drop. 
    • Finish
      The leaves with an oaky,  white pepper and a strong alcohol nip, almost burning the throat. Not at all pleasant.

  3. Shargard scored this whisky 72 points Member Junior

    I hope the other expressions from this distillery will be better for me. This would be very good whisky except the awful flavour
    • Nose
      sweet pineapple, green apple, bit vanilla and oak
      slightly alcoholic
    • Taste
      sweet and spicy, banana, pear, suddenly appears unpleasant flavour for me like badly distilled (homemade) plum brandy
    • Finish
      very short, peppery, green apples with the unpleasant undertone


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