- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Swedish Oak from Visingö
- 46.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 24 Apr 2015 1:46 pm by whisk-O-thek
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Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Svensk Ek
26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.92 points
Bee honey, citrus fruits, far back banana ?, stands out, fresh bread dough / farmer's bread, mango
Distinct bourbon, pepper, comparatively soft, light honey notes, a little hay?
Rather short, the pepper remains, a pleasant, enigmatic sweetness ... some Bitter Oak
Nose: citric fruits, lots of oak
Taste: oak, pepper, spicy
Finish: medium oak finish
Not fond of the oak flavour
- this was from a blind tasting
strong bourbon-cask influences, peppers, vanilla
- Mackmyra continues to out out great stuff, albeit youthful this is a great dram. I think when some serious age statements come along, Scotland will have a real run on their products.
The nose is fragrant, spicy oak, hand lotion and banana puree. Hints of bay leaf and thyme. Smooth creamy porridge underneath.
The body is lively and soft at the same time. More oily texture with a subtle sweetness. Polished wood and malt, the spice prickles through. Lots going on.
The finish is a little short but rewarding, loads of that creamy malt porridge and hints at clove and mace spices.
Red-berry jam. Creamy honey sweetness and a bit of toffee. Smells very delicious for me. And then the banana that I already discovered in the "Bruks Whisky" comes through again.
Surprisingly spicy and warm. Less sweet than the nose. For much fruity. A good dose of oak comes through in the end and brings a bit of dark chocolate with a pleasant bitterness.
Medium long and pleasantly warm.
- A nice "Easy-to-Drink" summer whisky for friends of light, fruity and non-smoky drops. Personally, I lack a bit of body and intensity, but that was certainly not my last Mackmyra. A really good drinkable horizons expansion.
The nose is very subtle-light. A nice, but somewhat subdued mix of apple, pear, green tea and lime. In addition, there is subtle hints of mint and after the first sip, some vanilla comes through. The overall impression is very floral, fruity and light at the same time. Nice and very pleasant, because nothing stinging in the nose, but not too complex.
It goes on very consistently. Also in terms of taste, the Svensk Ek is a fruity lightweight. He is almost creamy. At first, as the nose can expect, a mix of apple and pear. Afterwards a certain peppery spiciness builds up and almonds and a little vanilla unfold. I want a bit more depth of taste.
The finish is relatively short and most strongly influenced by a slightly spicy alcohol, light fruit and a hint of vanilla.
Age: 7-9 years. Makeup:
50% 1st fill casks.
40% 128 litre bespoke sherry casks, adapted from US casks and then sherry-matured in their Bodas mine.
10% Swedish oak that’s used to make 30 & 100 litre casks.Historically there was no indigenous oak in Sweden. As a necessity, the Swedish Navy [300+ years ago] acquired saplings from Limousin to plant & grow oak for the expansion for their fleet. The saplings grew but due to the Swedish climate & soil, the trees end up tall and skinny. Hence the small & limited usage of Swedish oak for maturation.
Mackmyra ‘Svensk Ek’  Ob. 46.1%
N: Similar profile to the Bruks but appearing a bit younger, naked, brasher. However, this appearance totally reverses later on. It relaxes with time, now creamier=oilier with notes of mint sauce, oily darker/more subtle vanilla, waxy-mushroom pate, ginger and holy basil [tulsi], The oily, fungal sherry only arises later on. Well married.
T: Sharper barley=oak oils, though changing with water towards tighter yet soft sweet putty and spice.
F: Longer finish than the Bruks.
C: The extra bit of ageing certainly shows, and pays off with more depth & length.Scores a C[+]
- In short: a friendly, young and fruity whisky, which has already been given a lot of wood influence. Delicious as an aperitif in the summer!
A friendly, young and lively whisky, with fruity and spicy characteristics. The youth is in some traces of alcohol, and smells of yeast, dough, and (apple) pastries. In addition, enough fruit can be found, in the form of lemon and apple. In addition, friendly tones of flowers. After a while, smells of oak come through, accompanied by clove and cinnamon.
The palette is initially somewhat reticent and sharp. He becomes more accessible over time. Wood dominates the taste, with freshly sawn boards, vanilla, pepper, clove and ginger. It is somewhat on the drying side. Over time, some creaminess of vanilla and freshness of citrus and apple pie comes into play.
Short to mid-long, with an initial amount of pepper, slowly overflowing with cinnamon and clove. Then the fruitiness comes back up, along with the bread-like notes.