Mackmyra Special 08

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sauternes Wood
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Added on
26 Apr 2012 3:06 pm

Average value

€ 65.61

6 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

328 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Special 08

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.57 points

  1. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    14.07.2018 Whisky Tasting at Whisky-in-Wiesbaden, Schnitzel Queen

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    I like the nose by far the best, the Sauternes is noticeable, but can not cover the weaknesses of the basic alcohol. The youth is (too) clearly felt. Notes from an online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      First crass citrus, is increasingly back, cursed there is a lot, nothing really tangible, but everything somehow strong and rather unusual. Chemo- or Estherbombe. A lot of acid notes that get out of hand over time. If I take my nose off, I have damp forest and burning leaves in my nose, and that's pretty long.
    • Taste
      Slightly sprightly, initially quite dry, Sweet comes late from behind, along with lots of zests.
    • Finish
      In the finish he is softer, still relatively dry but reconciliatory. But it does not stay that long.

  3. Bosi scored this whisky 75 points Specialist

    Unfortunately, after a great nose, there is a faint taste and finish. Good approach that does not fully convince.
    • Nose
      A really successful nose, lots of fresh aromas come together: Bright grapes meet fondant, grass, green apple, honeydew melon and yogurt candies.
    • Taste
      Unfortunately, the variety of flavors in the taste is not found again. I taste fruit cake, cinnamon, clove and oak.
    • Finish
      The finish is short to medium with white wine and a light acid, to a bit bitter.

  4. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A real sniff whisky. The nose I find incredibly interesting and very appealing. Different, but that does not come from Scotland, I would not guess so. Could have been a fun experiment of a Scottish distillery. Slightly too spritig in the finish.
    • Nose
      very sweet with wine gums and / or sweet chewing gum (somehow this reminds me of a fruit chewy candy from my childhood, which were square, with silver paper and the respective fruit on it, after which it should taste); Pets shower bobons; somehow it works artificially but in a totally delicious, interesting way; Over time, this artificial fruit note disappears and it becomes floral and fresh; now come "real" fruits; apples; Lemons and light grapes; now comes the sweet white wine; Malt comes with it
    • Taste
      creamy and malty; slightly spicy oak; then again sweet and clear white wine; slight bitterness; slightly sour lemon; bright apples
    • Finish
      short; Here you notice the alcohol quite clearly; again this artificial sweetness from the nose; the second sip makes the alcohol less and it gets spicier with a little oak; again bright fruits; getting slightly dry

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Like, rarely (if at all) tastes such a creamy whisky, for 50 ¬ great, 60 or 70 he would not be worth my taste.
    • Nose
      Honey, toffee, white chocolate, some white pepper ... with fruity sweetness ... apricot jam?
    • Taste
      white chocolate, vanilla, sweetened cones milk, white pepper, a little cinnamon ... light, creamy, buttery sweetness
    • Finish
      medium, reminiscent of cream liqueur ... then dry mouthfeel (cinnamon)

  6. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 80 points Super Administrator

    Not bad at all, just a bit too light. But it is friendly and fruity. Adding a drop of water did not make the taste better, I tasted some wet hay.

  8. mikkellund42 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Balance: Good, but a bit rough. Improves with a (single) drop of water
    • Nose
      Animals (horse), hay, malt
    • Taste
      Sweet, malty
    • Finish

  9. Echoes did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    nice whisky but nothing really special. Wouldnt buy a bottle
    • Nose
    • Taste
      oranges and some vanilla, a little oily


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