Mackmyra Björksav

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Birchwine-Cask Finish
Number of bottles
46.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Mar 2021 7:49 pm by whisk-O-thek

Average value

€ 56.05

19 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

147 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Björksav

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.72 points

  1. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity, flowery, nice sweetness, elderflower, pear, light citrus notes and light cherries
    • Taste
      Nice fruity freshness, already with the first sip in the mouth, light citrus note, elderberry and pear also come through well, vanilla, cotton candy
    • Finish
      Fruitiness remains. The sweetness becomes drier and coniferous wood fades away

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Myke scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tip: give the malt enough time to breathe - the aromas become stronger over time.
    emphasizes fruity and sweet aroma. The taste is emphasized like elderberry - this aroma has burned itself into me.
    Nice early summer malt.
    [85-81 = delicious -> get a second bottle if price is within the range]; Tendency towards more and towards my next higher category [90 - 86 = extremely tasty -> get a second bottle, don´t look at the prize].
    Overall, a top whisky.
    Sniffed and sipped again at the glass from a distance: "Birch sap" somehow fits as a description, even if I don't know how birch tastes ;-)
    • Nose
      initially sweet and fruity, powdered sugar, green and yellow fruit notes of apricot, plum, berry notes / cherry. Slight hints of citrus.
      With a little air: the sweetness becomes stronger, turns into a brown sugar; the fruits also have a stronger aroma. Elderflower and sour cherries are added.
      Overall even more floral than at the beginning.
    • Taste
      Extremely soft for the first second, then a seasoning is added and it immediately turns into a creamy-oily consistency.
      The elderflower comes through again very well - as if it were elderflower juice ... In addition, there are other fruit notes that bring a slightly sour note (citrus / lime).
      But everything goes well together.
      Second sip: spicy, slightly sweet, and then elderflower again. (Nice, but it's a matter of taste. I like it)
    • Finish
      Fruit notes remain, light spice / oak note. Dryness at the back.
      Such a slight "forest note" / eucalyptus sticks to the tongue. (I like that too)

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official description:

    Mackmyra Björksav (birch sap) is a Swedish single malt whisky that was inspired by the long-awaited return of spring. A large proportion of the Mackmyra Björksav seasonal whisky was finally matured in barrels that were saturated with Swedish birch wine from the wine producer Grythyttan Vin. The result is a flowery whisky with fresh flavor and a certain sweetness of vanilla caramel. Behind Grythyttan Vin are Per and Ingunn, two passionate winemakers who want to highlight the taste and size of the Nordic forests. With berries, fruits and birch sap, they create natural berry wines that show respect for nature and the ingredients it produces. A natural taste and pleasure experience. Grythyttan only uses the natural pantry with no additives whatsoever as they are completely convinced that the ingredients can speak for themselves. Their work takes the product and the planet into consideration, from harvesting the ingredients to quality control, fermentation, storage and bottling. For this spring edition we have again worked with the small winemaker Grythyttan. Using their birch wine, we have again created a Swedish whisky aroma in classic craftsmanship that will fascinate experts and enthusiasts alike. The excellent fruit wines from Grythyttan show great respect for nature and the raw materials on which they are based. Because just like us, Grythyttan only uses ingredients from nature, without additives. In Björksav you can find everything that belongs to the Swedish whisky spring: it is fruity and gentle, the acid clings to the texture of the birch sap and finds a fine balance


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