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Overall rating
86.06/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB190315
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
The Nordic Casks #1
Vintage
2017
Bottled
2021
Casktype
Barrel
Casknumber
15
Number of bottles
246
Strength
61.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Aug 2021 3:58 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 173.78

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Whisky Reviews for Myken 2017 BR

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.06 points

  1. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I really like this one. It definitely has its own style, making it very interesting. And while the ABV is over 60% it’s dangerously drinkable. Tasty stuff indeed!
    • Nose
      Subtle peat, very light. A touch of vanilla custard and there is some cotton sugar as well. This is followed by hints of oatmeal. Lemons. Milk chocolate and a faint floral note in the back. It’s very gentle but rather nice.
    • Taste
      Soft smoke and slightly ashy. Then zesty notes from limes and lemons. Chocolate. Ginger and also unripe pears and a hint of green apples. Later also a resin and a touch of pine needles.
    • Finish
      Long with resin, ginger and fresh mint.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It's so great to explore good single malt whisky made outside of Scotland. Sure, Myken adheres to Scottish production regimes, but it has a style entirely of its own. A bold pick by Berry Bros & Rudd.
    • Nose
      Soft and gentle with a farmy backbone of malt and porridge, followed by notes of moss, seaweed and a touch of mulch. There's a very light, herbal smoke in the background. Just a whiff of sage and vanilla custard.
    • Taste
      Thick, oily mouthfeel while the peat is much more pronounced. Charcoal and tar, more in the Ardmore realm than heavily-peated Islay. Also charred lemon peel, some beeswax, a whiff of ash and some chocolate. Surprisingly, no water is needed, but I'll add some just out of curiosity. It brings out a spicy, nutty side.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, menthol, resin and herbs. Finally a touch of honey.

  3. Derufus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. notesofmalt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Myken 2017-2021, 61.4% alc. "First Fill American Standard Barrel".

    Nose: Strong and very spicy at first, followed by fruit aromas. Citrus fruits, plum cake, apricot jam, grass and cereals. Completely removes a smoky aroma.

    Palate: Different from the nose, less fruit and more smoke. Limes and lemon juice, followed by a campfire on the beach, minerally salty aromas, a hint of iodine and a little ash.

    Finish: Long and warming, follows the palate.

    Conclusion: I am really surprised and really excited. The smoke flavors added a lot to the complexity, really nice whisky. 87/100 points (2021)

    www.notesofmalt.com

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