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Mackmyra Brukswhisky

Overall rating 67 votes 79.57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
41.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Design
Barcode
7350029669041
Added on
24 Jan 2013 7:14 pm
Uncolored

203 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 20
Balance 21

Tastingtags

15 Notes

larswehmeier
Expert Junior larswehmeier Tasting note
13 Dec 2017 4:20 pm
larswehmeier gave this whisky 77 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Banane! Jede Menge Banane. Und dann Zitrusfrucht - frisch und süß. Aber auch sofort helle Eiche, fast ein bisschen wie bei einem Bourbon. 

Taste

Frisch und fruchtig. Auch die Banane ist wieder da, aber dutlich reduzierter als in der Nase. Eine ganz leichte Würze. In Summe aber sehr mild und glatt. Für meinen Geschmack fast ein bisschen dünn.

Finish

Kurz. Es bleibt Fruchtigkeit zurück.

Comments
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
22 Oct 2017 2:57 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 84 points

https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/harveys-brewery-presents-mackmyra/

Made from first-fill bourbon casks. Age around 6.5 years.

  • N: Bready/husky with a touch of honeyed white wine. Less pears & pineapples than in previous batches though more ripe apple developing along with vanilla citrus. Also of note is a light waxy=oily=fattiness.
  • T: Dry mashy & honeyed>sugary style, the spirit well softened by the casks. Reminds me of Benromach 10 somewhat though the aforementioned Speysider has a definitive edge over this Bruks on detail and prominence.
  • F: Short, clean, soft.
  • C: A good batch though i personally prefer the pear drop & pine needle batches.

Scores a C

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
10 May 2017 6:37 pm
ctu gave this whisky 80 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Tutti-frutti, musty basement, unripe banana, pear,
jasmine green tea and citruses

Taste

Sweet, spicy. Vanilla, oak, coconut, pear compot,
plum and cinnamon

Finish

Medium length, with waxy apple peel

Comments

Nice swedish single malt with correct price / value ratio.

Conmai
Expert Senior Conmai Review note
30 Apr 2017 6:09 pm
Conmai gave this whisky 75 points
Weighted Rate
75.1
Nose
77
Initial taste
73
Body
75
Finish
74
Price
74
Presentation
79
FLUMEN VIRES EST
Helgo
Connoisseur Helgo Review note
06 Apr 2017 12:32 pm
Helgo gave this whisky 79 points
Weighted Rate
78.5
Nose
78
Initial taste
76
Body
78
Finish
78
Price
85
Presentation
80
Christian = Sammelbegriff
Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
26 Feb 2017 9:00 pm
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

mild, bodenständig, Honig, Vanille, Getreide, ein leicht fruchtiger Anflug (süße Birne, Banane), ein Hauch weißer Pfeffer

Taste

Vanille, Crème brûlée, Getreide, dann Limettenbitterkeit, Pfeffer

Finish

mittellang, Limette, Pfeffer, Eiche

Comments

Könnte auch als Schotte durchgehen, recht süffig und durchaus einsteigertauglich, für ~37€ kein Schnäppchen, aber auch nicht masslos Exoten-überteuert.

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
Donwaldorf
Expert Senior Donwaldorf Tasting note
16 Dec 2016 8:22 pm
Donwaldorf gave this whisky 84 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Frais et peu puissant, très rond. Sur les Agrumes, les fruits blancs et l'herbe fraiche...

Taste

Alcool peu puissant et/ou bien intégré. Chocolat gourmand, bois, épices et il y a ce côté herbacé/ amertume qui reste plaisant.

Finish

Belle longueur sur les épices et le bois....

Comments

Un whisky jeune mais très intéressant. Gouté à l'aveugle et agréablement surpris. ( très mauvais souvenir avec Mackmyra...)

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
27 Aug 2016 4:58 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 84 points

2013[1]


'Something Special'


N: boom, pear drops and bananas. Theres a new spirit nose here, perfumed for sure with fresh green woodiness. Pear/peach/apples, whatever - its clear, its young. Its 41.1% without caramel? Theres toffee, banoffee pie ;]

T: Hmm, new spirit and sweet - pear, coconut and bananas big time. The wood may be trying its hardest but it can't get away from its salad days. Theres a choc-ice vibe with water. 

F: Fresh citrus. Banana sweets - those waxy plastic ones, but with some quality spirit there too. Theres a freshness here and despite its youth, a maturity

C: Its not scottish, although reminiscent of the nose of the Caol Ila 25yo for the pineapples and Lagavulin new spirit for the floral notes. This whisky is new, unique and i really like it. Its still young but theres something special going on here.


Scores a B+


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2013[2]


N: As id remembered it, new spirit softened with pear drops, some spiced fruits and some sharp new wood to offer a vibrant nose. Banana malt loaf coming through after warming up. Theres a soapy note too.  Its all very vibrant, fresh with an impressive clarity/honesty.

T: Unique pastry/biscuit arrival, a very special arrival to, like it folds itself over your tongue in layers [like a chocolate bar advert] , almost synthetic plasticy chewable mouthful, with some exuberant sour wood spices. Lots of floral/fruity notes floating around - undefined.

F: Medium finish, sweetening with cherries, pear drops and sour woody herbal calvados edge. Theres also a rugged woody forest vibe here with a lingering lime/herbal jelly with a sponge base on the finish.

C: Its so different from other whiskies.  In a blind test, this may be called a schnapps or a gin. The bottle has lived up to the sample.  Its a taste that i will want to revisit from time to time, its special in its own right. Definitely on my 100 whiskies to try before you die list.


Scores a B+


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2014


N: Familiar soft fruit and floral nose.

T: Stringent, bitter fresh green wood arrival with [puncture repair kit] chalk. Not the greatest drying bitter green development….

F: …which fortunately softens becoming sweeter with the caramel and banana notes heralding the familiar Bruks from the nose

C: I was invited to try the latest batch [June 2014] of Bruks because id been told that the taste profile had changed dramatically. It has and not in a good way. The nose and finish are ok but whats happened to the taste? I couldn’t finish this dram


Scores a C-


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2015


‘Best Mackmyra to date, and the most whisky like’


N: Thankfully its back to its best after last years [2014] terrible batch. Pine resin, pineapples, banana candy, light honeyed varnish, candy cigarettes and jasmine rice form the profile. The charm here is the balance between sweet and savoury with perfectly fitting oak maturation for such a light but youthful whisky. The prevailing years inevitably bring older whisky into play for this relatively young distillery, and this NAS certainly smells [and tastes] a few years maturer than earlier batches.

T: Sour>sweet with pine needles, ferns and botanical heathers playing alongside liquorice wood, vanillas and wood resin. Gets better and better. Adding a little water brings out the softer and grainy barley notes.

F: Waxy bourbon vanillas soften the green sour pine notes for a savoury=sweet conclusion. Heathery vanillas conclude after ‘Mini Milks’ make a firm appearance.

C: Those with a sweet tooth may struggle with this and those looking for complexity may want to go elsewhere. For me, this Bruks is a near faultless batch and a very fine example of a superbly crafted and well priced NAS malt in todays hyped market. This could be a great whisky introduction for gin lovers btw - tried and tested. Best Mackmyra to date and the most ‘whisky like’. Earlier batches tasted positively Schnapps like.


Scores an A-


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2016


N: it's been a few years since I tried this, mainly after a few disappointing batches in 2015. It's also a few years since I bought this particular bottle, a batch from 2013, so a batch in the golden spot where demand (awareness) was low and quality was crucial. Not as fruity as I remember but with a little more caramel and set honey instead. It comes in mainly with a dry mash (rather Irish), (sour) citrus [lemons and limes] and soft, sweet, acetone-candy if there was ever such a thing. The first batch I had [which I found it be excellent enough to buy two more bottles], was oozing with pineapples and had plenty of pine needles. This is more on dried grasses, and those pineapple and banana pear notes have been replaced by papaya and ripe peach as well as light floral - dried flowers. Pleasant indeed. 2 months later, the above remains true with more of a [bourbon cask] fudgy-malty sweetness to the candy=citrus, paper-mache, ozone=forest presentation. It's good I tells ya ya! 


T: lots of wort notes, light fruit wort - young[ish] and distillate led but this doesn't speak of immaturity,.. nor cynicism, there's good cask age here - less than ten but I'm betting it's not far off. It's drying again and a little sharp before becoming peppery [first month only] but not before more (white) candy notes and pear drops. Gets a tad green in the middle - rather pot still (Irish) again but once it's opened up [2 months] the pepper and green notes change to a more mature and consolidated waxy cardboard maltiness, a desirable bone-dryness, waxy, grassy=grain development with dry candy fruits [a kind of a strange youthful rancio in early stages?]. Form wise there's a big 'kink' in the middle but full service is resumed there after.


F: Dryish-green finish, later becoming more salivating with more floral dried peach, (green) banana candy, papaya, soft pepper and,... and,... and gone. Remnants are green-ish, young, sweet>bitter barley spirit. Months later, it's the mouthfeel that makes the biggest impact - barley, fruity, savoury=[honey] sweet candlewax, an oxymoron I know, but there it is - that's whisky for you. Oh and the finish is less 'and gone' and far more lingering like burning embers.


C: Really rather good, idiosyncratic and clearly recognisable as Mackmyra. Better than later batches I've had but not quite in advance of the first batch I tried in 2013. Importantly though, Mackmyra make excellent spirit with an individual character. Maybe their distillate is rather more cask dependant than bigger and more established distilleries with more scale and numbers to play with - I'm thinking aloud.... I think the key here is time. With proper age, a vintage 15yo Bruks whisky would be a beautiful thing. This NAS isnt super young [who actually knows?] and is very good indeed, showing form throughout, complexity=depth, quality, provenance [certainly] and mouthfeel. I'm a fan for many years now, and the Bruks remains the best of their output.



Scores a B[-] 86

AH Whiskyvitrine
Expert Senior AH Whiskyvitrine Review note
04 Aug 2016 11:20 pm
AH Whiskyvitrine gave this whisky 76 points
Weighted Rate
76.4
Nose
78
Initial taste
75
Body
75
Finish
75
Price
80
Presentation
78
hartist
Expert Senior hartist Tasting note
25 May 2016 2:11 pm
hartist gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Léger et pas vraiment complexe mais frais et agréable même s'il fait un peu jeune. Fruits blancs, agrumes, vanille, arômes végétaux et floraux, senteurs maltées ( brioche chaude ).

Taste

Corps moyen, texture souple; mieux qu'attendu. Notes d'épices assez fortes (gingembre ), de fruits blancs, d'agrumes,de brioche grasse, et de belles notes végétales un peu amères qui lui donnent tout son caractère ( des baies? ).

Finish

Finale assez longue sur de belles épices.

Comments

Un caractère bien marqué qui le démarque nettement de ses concurrents écossais ou autres.

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