Mackmyra 2012

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Calculated age
07 years old
Number of bottles
53.4 % Vol.
500 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Circus
Added on
24 nov 2020 8:23 pm by Coldorak
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 60.00

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Whisky reviews for Mackmyra 2012

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.67 points.

  1. Coldorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    If you put aside the special meaning of this whisky for members of the Whisky Circus, it’s still a good whisky. It’s tasty and the higher ABV compared to the drams tasted above is welcome, as thanks to that you don’t get the kind of thin mouthfeel. Less fruity than the seasonal expressions or the Moment, it feels more bourbon-y, but it’s honestly good.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Neat: Wood spices (think virgin oak), fruits (apple, apricot, dates) and loads of caramel and custard cream. Sticks of liquorice and sweet floral notes. You can feel you are in the 50s regarding the ABV, but no burn on the nostrils at all.

      With water: more toffee-like caramel, sweeter nose, icing sugar.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Neat: Caramel and spices on the arrival, sharper than you’d expect from the nose. Thick caramel, pepper for quite a good time, then mid-palate fruits briefly appear, with granny smith apple and lemon, then it moves to chocolate and coffee beans. Roasted malted barley, liquorice and some metallic notes.

      Dilution brings out a slight woodiness and a more bourbony profile, as well as a slightly sour note in the back-palate, not unpleasant at all.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Caramel, lemon, liquorice, copper coins, chocolate, medium length. Slightly drying after dilution.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I actually tasted this blind a few weeks earlier, having no idea where it had come from before tonight’s session. So the story goes, 22-23 people from the Whisky Circus [group/club] bought into to a small Mackmyra cask. It took 11 weeks for the bottles to arrive in the UK. A pallet full of whisky, destined for club members, was loaded onto the wrong van and stolen. The whisky was never found. This is Whisky Circus Mackmyra, take #2.

    N: Young/keen, floral, fruity, spirity, euro-hybrid whisky. Smells like abv-high yet [triple distilled?] light fruity spirit without the nostril burn, so I’m guessing we are in the [abv] 50s.

    T: Arrives acute-yet-relaxed-sharp, all barley-led, decidedly fruity & floral and then – after an unusual confusing frenetic middle – it somehow eventually dissolves into buttery iron filings,…. or more stainless steel filings, perhaps? Add water to promote the maltiness and briny > greasy lemon juice.

    F: Manageably prickly greasy-briny lemon & grapefruit-juiced grainy-ish metal-ish,… Play-Doh,… with a hint of hot sawdust at the death.

    C: Akin to hybrid whisky/aqua-vitae in comparison to Scotch.


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