Mackmyra Special 04

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double dip bourbon
Number of bottles
53.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 May 2010 6:25 pm

Average value

€ 75.85

6 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

274 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Special 04

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.71 points

  1. Snerik scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Well, it’s okay I guess. But there are better Mackmyras out there. If one likes this one, I find the 03 a lot better. 
    • Nose
      Neat: Honey and vanilla! It’s young, and I can’t help but associate this with some Irish malts, here’s a lot of apples, hey and well, yes HONEY for everyone.

      With water: About the same, but it flattens out and really loses it’s character. Imagine drinking Jameson’s with ice, and how good that is after 30 minutes. 
    • Taste
      Neat: Sweet, a little spirit and here the young comes through. Loads of apples, and less nuts than in the Special 03. It’s very clean, but lack any sign of complexity.

      With water: Well, it follows the nose here, but a hangs on better. In the taste there’s still some “woof”, and plenty of apples and honey for everyone. 
    • Finish
      Neat: Fresh honey melon! Medium long, and still on the sweet side. Very “fruit focused”.

      With water: Well, here it actually makes an impact, but a flat impact with honeyed fruits. 

  2. tomy63 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    straw color, very vanilla nose, green fruits (apples, pears), it is a little younger than the Sullivan's Cove drunk just before. Mouth very thick, "creamy", well integrated alcohol, still a lot of vanilla, green fruit, quite simple, not too sweet. Correct length, a little bitterness and spices. Quite simple and easy to drink in the end, but a little expensive.

  3. Mr. Sherry scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    What a whisky!! At first, the scent of the bourbon cask is silky and sweet, smooth to the taste and then - BANG! What a finish....
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      100 100

  4. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    "Mackmyra`s fourth special release is Double Dip Bourbon, named for its

    unique double maturation, beginning in larger bourbon casks before

    ending in smaller hand-made 30-litre casks. The whisky is descrtibed as

    crisp, fresh and fruity with a sweet spiciness."

    TWE  (http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-12674.aspx)


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