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Mackmyra Jaktlycka

Overall rating
84.21/100
votes
70
Whiskybase ID
WB164431
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Säsongswhisky
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Lingonberry & Blueberry Swedish Wine Casks
Strength
46.1 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Barcode
7350029667153
Added on
26 Aug 2020 9:47 pm by Coldorak
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 58.87

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Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Jaktlycka

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.21 points

  1. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official description:

    The whisky matured primarily in barrels that were previously filled with berry wine from the winemaker Grythyttan Vin.

    The saturation of the barrels by the Swedish craft business has left a clear trace of blueberry and cranberry aroma.

    The core of the whisky is our elegant recipe, aged in barrels made from Swedish and American oak, which have been combined with a handful of barrels from our smoky recipe for extra depth.

    Nose: Spicy with warm, fruity notes of grapes and a hint of herbs. Soft vanilla oak with aromas of anise, ginger, raisins and pear caramel.

    Taste: Gently fruity, but also spicy with a clear hint of berries and dried fruits. Pear, raisins, ginger and vanilla. The texture is creamy and of medium strength.

    Finish: Berries and fruits join with spicy oak aromas with a warm hint of raisins.

    Barrels:
    Saturated American Oak, 30-100 L
    Saturated Swedish Oak, 30-100 L
    Saturated Ex-Bourbon, 30-100 L
    New and 1st fill American Oak, 128 L.
    New and 1st fill Oloroso, 128-200 L

  2. Coldorak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Delicious nose, and a palate that would have been great if it was not that oak forward. I guess that’s the risk when you use new oak and small casks. New oak gives out its spiciness and characteristics quite strongly since they have not been washed away but the previous content, and the small casks lead to more wood contact. For someone who likes woody whiskies, it will be a hit. For those who like a bit less oak, it’s still a good whisky, though a bit too woody. And for those who don’t like woody whiskies, they’ll have to pass on this one. It will be a shame because of all the other flavours and the delicious nose, though. As for me, I’m on the medium category: not too much, but I don’t mind a bit of oak. Regarding the berry wine influence though, nothing stood really to me but as I said, I’ve never tried this type of wine before. In the end, I think I liked Grönt Te a bit more, but Jaktlycka (and just so you know, I failed typing the name on the first try here) is still a fine good dram, so I’ll give it an 83.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very fruity initial nose merged with vanilla and honey. A delicious and juicy fruit salad with red grape, overripe plum, pear and peach, spiced with a bit of aniseed and ginger. More summer than autumn on the nose! Very sweet.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Good arrival, sweet and spicy, with a creamy mouthfeel. Ginger, prickly sugar sweets, pear caramel, milk chocolate and vanilla give out a rich and luscious palate. There’s also a bit of bitterness and spiciness from the wood, mostly the new oak I think, but it’s I think a bit too much overpowering. Red and dark berries but I wouldn’t be able to precisely tell you which ones. Caramel again and dried apricots.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Warm and medium in length, on caramel, stone fruits, milk chocolate, a bit of pepper and a lot of oak.

  3. Martin1965 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, ripe fruits, vinous, grapes, berries
    • Taste
      Creamy, ripe fruits, ginger, vanilla, berries
    • Finish
      Medium long and spicy with oak

  4. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A nice everyday dram.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Forest honey, maple syrup, dried fruits, slightly sour cider notes, but also nice cocoa aromas (milk chocolate).
    • Taste
      85 85
      Saliva stimulates, the forest honey is the basic taste. Woody, leathery, creamy aromas create the flavor.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Somewhat bitter and woody, medium to long and unspectacular.

  5. stefan_PB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I actually liked the overall picture of the whisky and I have to say you should try the Mackmyra Jaktlycka and get your own picture.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The first impression is malty and sweet and the smell is reminiscent of “Bavarian block malt sweets”. Next come very fruity notes, which are strong, but somehow not palpable at first, as rather unusual, but still pleasant on the nose. After a long smell, it is reminiscent of berries and raisins. A smell of fresh hay is also perceptible as well as vegetable and pepper aromas. The whole bouquet is accompanied by a nice note of vanilla. Pleasant on the nose, but not very long, rather fleeting. Nevertheless, the nose whets the appetite for what is to follow.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Here again malt and a taste of freshly baked bread. There are also many fruit notes and the taste of almonds and nuts. Later the whisky becomes peppery on the palate and a note of beeswax can also be seen. The vanilla, which was still very present in the nose, appears rather subtle here. On the other hand, there is a small, very tart note of moisture on the palate, yes, I would say the taste of a damp cellar is present here. This is a rather unusual note, but surprisingly it goes very well with the rest of the flavor profile and somehow rounds the whole thing off.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is rather dry and short. Here light notes of citrus fruit and some walnut come to the fore. 84

  6. craide scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice, fruity malt. Lots of exceptional berry notes. I don't think it's bad, drinkable, but a sample is still enough.
    • Nose
      85 85
      soft on the nose, the fruity berry notes emerge directly. Forest fruit jam, actually something like blueberries / bilberries; a sour cherry aroma makes it a little more varied. plus a slightly artificial sweetness like candy. Vanilla with a yogurt fruit curd. In the background lies fresh oak, with a little nutmeg and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      84 84
      also here a rather creamy, soft beginning, alcohol is not really noticeable and well integrated. Fruity of red berries with a pleasant sweetness that is now a bit like vanilla and honey and no longer looks artificial. Vanilla and caramelized popcorn lie in the background.
      Then a spicy oak that appears slightly ginger-hot comes through.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long finish, still fruity with that dark berry sweetness, but turns sour; in addition there are always herbs; gets a little drier

  7. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      sweet, berry, vanilla
    • Taste
      84 84
      Soft fruity and spicy with berries
    • Finish
      81 81
      middle, Berry, fruity, spicy

  8. Maltlife scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Especially in the glass, this malt doesn't hide what it promises before. Lingonberry and blueberry are there, plus a light herbal note and sweetness. Everything fits the name, but this whisky has no chance of a permanent place with me. The sample is enough for me. Nevertheless, it was always interesting.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Wild berry jam; Blueberries; something sour / cherry; including something young / woody; very light vanilla; some cedar wood; Lavender; slight perfume note; completely removed red fruit jelly; something dessert-like
    • Taste
      83 83
      Berry; slightly fruity; quite a pleasant sweetness that is well balanced; unfortunately also here something young to alcoholic; slight herbal note;
    • Finish
      82 82
      Briefly fruity, sweet, sour; then the herbs take over again; not spectacular

  9. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Quite towards the blueberries, sweet cherries but also red berries. A little weird on the nose, something I can’t completely define… Ahh now I know, it’s a hint of orchids. But there’s also resin. There’s oak too and nutmeg. And later vanilla custard appears.
    • Taste
      More of the berries but it’s also quite creamy. Some caramel in the background and a bit of vanilla custard again. Oak here as well and resin. Later it gets a kick of spices, black pepper and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Mid-long and the same spices that can be found on the palate. Also a hint of the berries again. Dry and there’s a slightly sour note.

  10. mema82 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

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