Mackmyra Svensk Ek

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Swedish Oak from Visingö
46.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Apr 2015 1:51 pm by whisk-O-thek

Average value

€ 49.24

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Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Svensk Ek

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.49 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Not my favourite Mackmyra but a decent drinker.
    • Nose
      Big on vanilla with a hint of fresh hops and quite a bit of oak. Plenty spicy as well, like nutmeg and cracked black pepper corns. Finally some whiffs of pear skin and white grapes.
    • Taste
      I enjoy the oily mouthfeel, although it is somewhat tannic and has a slight woody bitterness, accompanied by the same spices. There's touches of honey, but it is also quite herbal.
    • Finish
      Malty and spicy but on the shorter side.

  2. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. notesofmalt scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

    Nose: pastries. Shortbread and sugar cakes, followed by unripe bananas in maple syrup and apricots. With a little time in the glass you will see thyme, some marzipan and damp forest floor.

    Palate: Very oily on the tongue, taste different than expected. Lots of pepper and vanilla, the wood sugar still leaves a strong sweetness, which is much less fruity than on the nose. Some lime and grapefruit, otherwise a lot of brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon and oak wood. The pepper aroma runs completely through the taste.

    Finish: Medium-long and dry, the pepper moves into the background and makes room for a mixture of sweet caramel, white coffee and a mild pinch of cinnamon.

    Conclusion: Exciting variety of flavors, this Mackmyra simply turns in a completely different direction on the palate. 81/100 points (2021).


  4. Kraddell scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Pours light, golden and clear. Scent is milder vanilla. Milder intensity overall, i'd say. Taste is fairly full, vaniline, wood, mild sharpness. Medium loud alcohol. Very woody, yet remains gentle. Bit dry, oaky, lovely. Not very unique, just very well made. 74%

    Rerate : This time I notes a lot more dryness, less vaniline - and more outspoken elegant side to it. I prefer it by quite a bit now, so upping the score to 76 %.

    New average score : 75 % . Curious how i'll like it if I ever run into it yet again.

  5. Funtik scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

  6. valasios scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  7. lifegoeson scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
      Dill, green banana, white pepper, alcohol,
    • Taste
      70 70
      Oily, very light, salt, a little liquorice, herbs
    • Finish
      70 70
      In short, oak, will not be remembered

  8. LordBellamy scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    with water: the malt takes the little power it still had, now significantly fruity, softer and milder, almost too mild, the youthfulness also comes out more clearly - so be careful with adding water!

    Conclusion: an interesting entry into the range, the malt is too thin for me, the complexity is also missing and I find the pepper annoying in the long run
    • Nose
      79 79
      Apple, green banana, a little honey and a lot of vanilla with a little cookie dough, plus a lot of white pepper, looks quite young and unfinished
    • Taste
      76 76
      quite light, not a bombshell, vanilla, oak, white pepper, subtle fruitiness, grassy
    • Finish
      76 76
      rather short, almonds and marzipan, banana, vanilla, cake batter and nutmeg, oak seasoning, white pepper

  9. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. TobiasHolm scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Very well made indeed, but unfortunately not very interesting. If you are after a solid whisky, from a not so well known distillery though, this is perfect.


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