Mackmyra Svensk Rök

Overall rating
81.49/100
votes
213
Whiskybase ID
WB43913
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Strength
46.1 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
7350029669317
Added on
21 aug 2013 2:18 pm

Average value

€ 56.58

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Whisky reviews for Mackmyra Svensk Rök

38 users have left 43 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.49 points.

  1. notesofmalt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Mackmyra Svensk Rök, 46.1% alc. Original bottling. Expansion: Swedish oak. Type: single malt whisky

    Nose: The smoke is present immediately, but has a very creamy effect. Moist earth, coniferous forest and vanilla. A little hay and lots of herbs, salty liquorice, honey and even a little chocolate.

    Palate: Very spicy, lots of earth and various herbs. Here the juniper can also be felt for the first time. In addition, anise, mint and some ammonia. A little Latakia tobacco and sea salt in chocolate. In addition, citrus fruits stay in the background all the time.

    Finish: Medium to long, spicy. Carry on as you did on the palate, add more mint and a mild pepper aroma.

    Conclusion: I really liked this Mackmyra. The smoke brings depth and a bit of complexity with it, but it never loses its central theme. Really nice single malt from Sweden. 85/100 points (2021)

    www.notesofmalt.com

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Color: light classic gold

    - definitely a new kind of smooth whisky
    try
    - not bad, easy to drink but knocks me now too
    Not about
    - no comparison to Islay's good solid standards
    • Nose
      subtle smoke, reserved, rather sweet notes foreground, juniper (if you take a deep breath) and a hint of coniferous forest
    • Taste
      dry start, also here again juniper, stronger smoke development when swallowing, special smoke taste, not to be confused with the typical Scottish
    • Finish
      long dry finish;
      long warming aftertaste with very light smoke

  3. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N- Soft rubbery with coat of thin salts and fisherman nuance, followed by honey, white oak, burnt paper ashes and lemon jello in the middle. Pungent at base with nice spicy nutmeg, but also off fragrant of gluey solvent and gummy young notes. A rather fine young spirits. (86/20)

    P- Oat sweet, creamy, sour wood, cocoa bean with cigar match box that filled with cedar wood smokes. Crisp dryness locked the flavours well in good order. But may be a hit miss in the middle and get thinner as it goes on palate. (86/20)

    F- Medium, pine, leafy green and upfront with fine restrained spiciness. Hint of pink peppercorn lurking and lemony. (86/20)

    Balanced- (86/20)

  5. larswehmeier scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A nice spicy smoke first rises from the glass. It smells like earth, moldy wood and herbs. Is that perhaps the juniper with which the malt was smoked? I'm still undecided. Then sweet vanilla and citrus freshness.
    • Taste
      Spicy start with smoke, earth and wood. In the first impression slightly alcoholic but then pleasantly warm. From the throat, the herbs rise again, this time clearly recognizable as juniper. On the back palate a lot of oak. Drying.
    • Finish
      Medium. The smoke remains pleasantly tender.

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

    Mackmyra make two types of new make spirit:

    Mackmyra ‘Vit Hund’ meaning ‘White dog’ [a US term], is their standard new make spirit that can be bought as a watered down version at 46.1%
    Then there’s there peated spirit that goes into making Svensk Rok.Rok means smoke. For the peated Svensk Rok they use floor malted Swedish barley. Each batch represents around 3 months of peated production.

    Mackmyra ‘Svensk Rok’ [2017] Ob. 46.1% [50cl]

    N: A peated number on smoky spruce needles accompanied by nutty>vanilla, silver skin onions, swordfish!, goji & sloe berries? - no, it’s juniper. Juniper is added to the peat fire during kilning! I wonder if they add a touch to the Bruks? I find this splendid and ingenious whisky making.
    T: Smoked cacao and caramel with the juniper in the background. Clever all the way.
    F: Hot cocoa, gentle smoke.
    C: Swedish whisky with Japanese precision [Nick]. Very clever on every level. Seemingly, the most grown/sophisticated up of the night.Scores a B[-]

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2017
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I like, interesting, sometimes a different kind of smokiness, especially recommended for fans of juniper and herbal flavors, and there are 35 € / 0,5l also fine.
    • Nose
      it is different, interesting, nice surprise: no real smoke, but from the outset a beautiful, intensive dry herb seasoning mixture, marjoram, thyme, oregano, especially juniper, grass clippings, tomato herb, in the background caramel
    • Taste
      first caramel sweetness, creamy mouthfeel, then again across the herb garden, old kitchen herbs, hay, juniper, clove, Tomato herb, a little bitter, a bit of spiciness, liquorice, even a pinch of salt? ...
    • Finish
      long, dry, spicy, some caramel

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/mackmyra-10yo-is-here/

    This is malt smoked over juniper which Mackmyra says [of the Swedes] “have used to season [their] food for generations” [mackmyra.com]

    N: There’s a high copper contact i’m guessing given the fruits and the funk - smoked funk. Compacted saltiness also.
    T: Starts rather savoury>sweet with dry heather. I sense a relaxed maturation policy i.e. a fair number of refills.
    F: Dry yet lingering.
    C: I dig this too.Scores a C+

  10. Goethe scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Another fine Mackmyra. Not to complex. This used to be a smoky expression.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Hints of smoke, green apples, citrus, neat rock, salty, juniper way in the back. Wild honey, some vanilla.
    • Taste
      Hints of smoke, salt (a bit maritime), citrus. 
    • Finish
      Medium. Hints of smoke, salt and citrus. The juniper is getting more present. 

  11. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I read a posteriori that this whisky is supposed to be peated. Really ? I was probably distracted by my guests then. I remember a whisky with a lot of identity, marked by wood, both on the nose and in the mouth. He dominates, but does not crush. Some vegetal notes (probably the juniper they added) a little austere counterbalance notes of fresh fruit. Balance. A success for Mackmyra who did not always transcend me;

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  12. Era68 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. Era68 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Surprised extreme when you only drink Scottish single malts. It definitely pays off to look in the Swedish direction
    • Nose
      Totally gone ... An absolutely unknown flavor. Juniper, cassis, grasses, sweet caramel and light vanilla.
    • Taste
      Salty, oak in the foreground. Juniper alternates between anise and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Little smoke, getting drier and anise with a hint of Johanisberry on the palate

  14. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. WhiteEagle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Wow, it has its own flavors that I have not found in other single malts yet. A nice dram, the desire for others, hopefully soon older bottlings of Mackmyra makes.
    • Nose
      Very fresh, the alcohol is well integrated, smoke, lots of fresh grasses and herbs, a little vanilla.
      There is a great note in it, which I just can not completely assign.
    • Taste
      Smoky, at the same time an amazing honey sweetness, juniper, a good portion of oak.
      Above all a pleasant herbal note.
    • Finish
      First, the sweetness, then the taste goes over in an aniseed note, which is caressed by spicy oak.
      The finish is drier and medium length.

  16. St. Pauli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The smoke is very discreet on the nose, and starts to scream louder (although not too loud) on the palate. It's a rather earthy peat smoke that is similar to Ardmore. Further, it has the summer fruit, vanilla, and toffee. The spiciness is moderate, I would say. It's a nice extra layer to this whisky.

  17. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Swedish Smoke

    Svensk Rök, which simply means Swedish smoke, is the only peated single malt available that was produced from only Swedish ingredients. It matured on very small casks of 30 liters. The staves are from American oak, while the heads are in fact from Swedish oak. It is only available in 50cl bottles because the Swedish government (who owns the right to sell alcohol) issued a tender for peaty whisky in small bottles. Mackmyra was awarded the assignment to produce it.

    The nose is firstly sweet on vanilla and caramel, before the smoke kicks in. The smoke is very discrete, I must say. The fruit translates into apples, oranges, some banana and a surprising touch of juniper berries. Yes, sniffing this with my eyes closed, it reminds me a bit of gin, but with a twist. After a few moments, some sultanas join in.

    Lightly oily and immediately pretty spicy. Think aniseed, garden herbs and a hint of woodspice. The smokiness develops nicely in a sweet and sour jacket of gooseberries, sniffing tobacco and lime. Surprisingly different from the nose, but pleasant.

    The finish is rather long, sweet and sour with a salty burst at the very end.

    I was not very impressed with the nose, but the palate and certainly the finish made up for a lot.

  18. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    It lacks depth and the finish is underwhelming, but I really did enjoy the different type of smoke you get from the juniper-dried barley.
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity with a slight hint of smoke. Very different type of smoke than I know from the different peated Speysiders, let alone the Islay peat. Fresher, greener. Must be the juniper. A successful experiment if you ask me. Pine needles, lemon zest, pears and a hint of milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      More traditionally smoky now, peaty almost. Campfire smoke, but with a hit of menthol. Some black pepper and a subtle trace of pink grapefruit. Not overly complex.
    • Finish
      On the shorter side, which is surprising, because traditionally the smokier/peatier whiskies have quite the long finish. Subtle smoke and vanilla.

  19. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    At first I thought, what the hell, but over time, the nose develops tamer and the rest is really not wrong.
    • Nose
      smells of rancid chocolate peanuts at first. Then comes a light sweet and then something like burnt green waste, some plastic, slightly perfumed. The smoke, if noticeable, is noticeably unusual. Over time, he gets sweeter and stays with the chocolate peanuts.
    • Taste
      lots of pepper and sweetness, amazingly full, round and oily. Hints of menthol, subtle smoke.
    • Finish
      sweet, slightly peppery, menthol (pulls in the ears), a hint of smoke and quite a bit oak, the aftertaste of the smoke lasts the longest.

  20. hartist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    In the end, a whisky with a real typicity, which may please or not, but at least is not a clone of more than a Scottish.
    • Nose
      At the same time a little spicy but also a feeling of sweetness, although moderately complex. Ripe yellow fruits, warm spices (juniper berries, pepper, ginger) and vanilla, some vegetable fragrances (mountain liqueur), very discreet ashen smoke.
    • Taste
      Corps rather robust with a pretty nice texture a little oily. Austere mouth, even bitter limit, marked by the typical notes of juniper, spicy spices and cigar ashes. A little confusing but not without interest.
    • Finish
      Long enough, on the ashes, sea water and a little spicy wood pleasantly. Liquorice also last.

  21. robain scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  22. robain scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      peat, vanilla, earthty, wood 86p
    • Taste
      peat, wood, sweet, smooth, spicy 82p
    • Finish
      spicy, honey 80p

  23. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First comes a slight hint of smoke. Not intrusive. A little vanilla and some herbs that I do not recognize. Cereal notes and something sweet / spicy forms.
    • Taste
      Slightly smoky. Now I feel a little bit sprightly. The cereals and herbal notes are back. Bit of bitterness is spreading.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Some smoke remains. Slightly dry and bitter.

  24. Wolv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  25. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  26. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  27. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  28. Dramlicious scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Svensk Rök means “Swedish Smoke” and is made from barley dried over juniper fire. The inspiration for this came from the Swedish tradition to season food with juniper.

    My full review:

    http://dramlicious.com/worldwide-wednesday-episode-33/

  29. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: smoky, spicy, vanilla
    Taste: smoke, salt, juniper, tobacco
    Finish: medium long, smoke, oak

  30. Koalafant scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful "summer whisky"
    68/100
    • Nose
      Fresh with minimal smoke. In addition, grass and light herbs.
    • Taste
      Fine herbal notes. Add a sweetness of vanilla and honey.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sweet

  31. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    My first from Mackmyra, I'm curious. The color is very bright, so it is not quite old. At the first smell, Bruichladdich immediately came to my mind, like Islay Barley, slightly smoky, very pleasant. A first sip betrays seasoning, but can not determine exactly what, maybe carnation. The smoke is already clear, but without becoming unpleasant. But the alcohol stings something in the nose. I add a drop of water and it is immediately noticeably milder. The flavors do not change. Conclusion: a nice whisky for those who appreciate a mild smoker. However, there is not much to discover.

  32. michevinyl scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good but maybe not quite affordable. 86p (n 21, t 22, f 22, b 21)
    • Nose
      Good smell of vanilla, fruit and smoke
    • Taste
      Round taste, apple, sweetie and licorice in pleasant smoke
    • Finish
      Card with tobacco, lapsang, sweet liquorice

  33. r0back55 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  34. r0back55 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Peat, citrus, (pear?), smell of the barn.
    • Taste
      Still peat, vanilla, juniper, oak.
    • Finish
      Peated, alcoholic, vanilla.

  35. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Overall, unspectacular, the Scottish smokers give significantly more, it lacks some intensity everywhere
    • Nose
      light smoke, fruity, yellow fruit, sweet, honey, vanilla, very pleasant and quite simply knitted
    • Taste
      Here again directly smoke, straw, maritime, the sweetish fruity rather in the background.
    • Finish
      short, light smoke, rather dry, burns a bit

  36. Torfding scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: fresh, sea air, slightly bubbly, little peat

    Taste: a bit salty, slightly smoky (unfortunately not quite through), juniper, a touch of paprika

    Finish: medium long, dry, a little oak and smoke; with very little (!) water results in a rounder and longer finish

    Comment: well-balanced whisky, which can still win with a little water, is not as smoky as one might expect

  37. jookos scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    Light straw color, vanilla pods, murky old wood, peaty smoke, some citrus.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  38. DannyBacon scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Spicy and smoky but not too heavy. A drop of water opens up the flavor and emphasizes more wood flavor and strength. Good aftertaste with a slightly burnt tree tone
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  39. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  40. Fable scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  41. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    Mackmyra Svensk Rök Tasted 2014-11-22 @ Bottle Market Messe Bremen: smokily smoky in the taste, relatively strong with an undertone of vanilla - 65

  42. Kim4fan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      81 81

  43. Chrisp did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Tasted with Sverre

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