- Whiskybase ID
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Svensk New Make
- 46.1 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Added on
- 02 Dec 2011 7:01 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Vit Hund
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 70.62 points
- I have a soft spot for new make and while this one does not make it into my top ten, it certainly was a funny experience. It does not resemble the Mackmyra malts in any way, which again underlines the importance of the casks used for maturation!
The nose is almost funny. It certainly brought a smile to my face when I first put my nose in the glass. Candy-like sweetness on barley sugar, very creamy, and at first reminds me of grappa. If you are familiar with the violet cushions of Rocks & Roll Candy? Yup, but in liquid form with a mildly sour twist. Good fun!
On the palate it is creamy and sweet like candly as well. Sweeter than anticipated in fact. But nicely spicy too. Think cardamom and eucalyptus. Aspartaam? Yes, tastes like it. And some aspirine even, which is less interesting. Chalk? Weird, all of it. But good fun.
There is barely any finish, here.
- Of course, not to compare with a matured whiskey, but rather with a round, complacent Obstler. Less suitable for the house bar, but an interesting and recommendable experience.
It has some of a mild fruit, plum in the first place, mixed with a few more fruity notes, and a hint of anise.
It stays with the Obstler, even if you may think a bit of grappa. Fruity and malty spiciness, surprisingly soft, slightly oily.
The finish is quite short and without any special impressions.
- Of course, nothing for the daily dram, but again interesting to taste a new make - that can be very pretty own. Overall, quite mild and not very tasty, not boring or disgusting.
sweet, slightly yeasty / pasty, slight alcoholic roaring in the nose, stale canned fruit cocktail water, some spice (caraway, cardamom)
first sweet, then spicy (again cumin, cardamom, star anise, possibly cinnamon?) And bitter, a little penentrant, to a greasy-greasy mouthfeel (without any smoke) ...
Edit after a few more sips: reminiscent of cold dripping, with allspice, juniper berries and laurel
- Vit Hund - meaning "white dog" in Swedish.
New make diluted to 46%. Interesting and a very good reference to what is spirit and what is cask in Mackmyra whiskies. Makes you realize how important the cask is for flavoring the whisky. Have also tried Glenfarclas new make which was a fantastic product and the peated Arran - Machrie moor new make which was awful (like a wet cigarette).
Creamy, barley spirit, wet paper bag and a bit grappa.
Sweet, maltose, a hint of cardamom at the back of the tongue.
- THIS is a great spirit for mixing...
here some recipes that I meanwhile worked out:
3 parts Vit Hund
1 part Dry Gin
1 part CinZano Orancio
1 part Compass Box Orangerie
1 BIG dash of Orange Bitter
all over ice, stir gently,
add a half slice of orange.
for the Ladys:
add 2 parts of fresh orange juice instead of the Dry Gin:
1 part Vit Hund
2 parts Noilly Prat Extra Dry
1 part Finlandia Vodka
1 part Andalö Sanddorn (Sea Buckethorn) Liqueur
1 dash of Angostura
all over ice, stirred, NOT shaken,
some lemon zest on top...
works great as aperitiv too.Dogster:
2 parts Vit Hund
2 parts Compass Box / Great King Street "Artists Blend"
3 parts Andalö Sanddorn (Sea Buckethorn) Liqueur
1 dash of Orange Bitter
all over ice, and again, stirred, NOT shaken:
you get serveral layers of the liquids in the glass by that,
so every sip is a little different!
should work well with any smooth (blended) Whiskey,
and you should it try with your favorite kind of Liqueur too!trying and testing out the volumen ratios,
and tasting with some good friends is best part of the fun in here:
- Vit Hund in Swedish means White Dog in English. This is what early whisky pioneers in the USA called their new make spirit.