Mackmyra Svensk Ek

Overall rating
81.54/100
votes
192
Whiskybase ID
WB67266
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Swedish Oak from Visingö
Strength
46.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
7350029660109
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

42 users have left 45 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.54 points.

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Mackmyra Svensk Ek Swedish Single Malt Whisky 46.1%.

    30ml sample at home, May 2022.

    Nice light golden yellow colour.

    Aroma is dark wood, some cocoa powder, yet also vaguely grapey and a slight impression of some apricoty new make towards the end, becoming sherbety and later on some brown sauce. A touch toned down but quite pleasant.

    Taste is barley- forward, biscuity and husky, the biscuity flavours dominate but are supported by a faint fruitiness - again a slight apricot note and some apple flesh before an oaken bitterness comes in. After a while I start getting some marzipan.

    I like this. I like the flavour profile. I like the fact that it’s intended to showcase Swedish oak and indeed it has a lovely oak character. I like the way the oak and the spirit complement each other. Its not the most complex. The flavour notes aren’t particularly unusual. But it’s a solid, well made and enjoyable whisky. Really good. 3.7/88

  2. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. marmeladow scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I don't need a large bottle of it.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Takes some time in the glass (around 20 minutes). Vanilla and its own oak seasoning. Forest honey and herbs.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Wild herbs and forest honey. Vanilla and oak seasoning. But something one-dimensional and a lot of wood.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium length, especially a lot of fresh wood and oak spice. Getting drier.

  5. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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).

    www.notesofmalt.com

  7. Kraddell scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    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.

  8. Funtik scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

  9. valasios scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  14. 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.

  15. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant swedish single malt, although slightly green.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Green apple, vanilla, honey, unripe peach, citruses and sawdust.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Oily. Citruses, green apple, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, sawdust and pepper.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium length, fruity, spicy.

  16. ConvalRen scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Did someone replace this with a fruit punch? It's all just tropical and autumn seasoned fruits.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  17. Sandman scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
      Apple juice, green apple, lime, lemon, some sour white grapes, apricot, peach, pear, vanilla, honey, melon, grapefruit and mint.
    • Taste
      74 74
      Green apple, lemon, grapefruit, sour white grapes, pear, peach, vanilla custard, brown sugar, caramel, mint and a hint of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Medium, citrus peel, green apple, white grapes, peach, pear, vanilla, cinnamon, spearmint and hint of white pepper.

  18. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  19. MrYens scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

  20. AquaVitae scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Way too oaked!
    • Nose
      74 74
      Some stone fruits and melon, but mostly sawdust and oak furniture going towards rancid butter.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Again some fruitiness, but it's all buried under massive oak influence. It does have a little vanilla smoothness.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Drying with a little bitterness and oak spices (ginger and coconut).

  21. rolabob scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  22. Egge scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Bee honey, citrus fruits, far back banana ?, stands out, fresh bread dough / farmer's bread, mango
    • Taste
      82 82
      Distinct bourbon, pepper, comparatively soft, light honey notes, a little hay?
    • Finish
      81 81
      Rather short, the pepper remains, a pleasant, enigmatic sweetness ... some Bitter Oak

  23. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    28-04-2017: not fond of the oak flavour
    • Nose
      73 73
      citric fruits, lots of oak
    • Taste
      75 75
      oak, pepper, spicy
    • Finish
      74 74
      medium oak finish

  24. robain scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    this was from a blind tasting
    • Nose
      caramel, vanilla, 
    • Taste
      strong bourbon-cask influences, peppers, vanilla
    • Finish
      long finish

  25. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      The nose is fragrant, spicy oak, hand lotion and banana puree. Hints of bay leaf and thyme. Smooth creamy porridge underneath.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The finish is a little short but rewarding, loads of that creamy malt porridge and hints at clove and mace spices.

  26. larswehmeier scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium long and pleasantly warm.

  27. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

    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’ [2017] 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[+]

  28. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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!
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  29. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  30. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  31. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  32. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Drunk during a Blind Tasting. Smell was very promising, but the taste could not solve this. The fresh and fruity aromas unfortunately not found in the taste and finish. Not really in balance.
    • Nose
      Wow, this smells very fresh! Floral, perfumed, citrus. Fresh and fruity. Also what Dreft, and sweet now, little marzipan, vanilla. Smells very tasty!
    • Taste
      Jemig, this is just a switch ... the taste at first seems totally out of line with the smell. Strange taste, something of caramel, otherwise I can not make much of it at first. Very soft though. Now some coffee-like, cappuchino. Light pepper. There is so often something soapy.
    • Finish
      Somewhat more emphatic (but still light) pepper, kind of sweet, honey-like. Or musty apricot ... Again I can not really put the flavors. Well fairly long aftertaste. Somewhat bitter aftermath. Wood tones, marzipan.

  33. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    HWF VBT-9 (Blind tasting) Sample 4
    • Nose
      Floral, pastry, honey, fruits and a bit soapy.
    • Taste
      Mellow fruits and soft spices.
    • Finish
      Sweet oak and vanilla.

  34. fgg scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  35. fgg scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose raises high expectations. I expected a lot for the taste, but suddenly it was disappointing. Watery, little spectacle in the mouth. Well nice, not spectacular. The herbs make up a lot of good.
    • Nose
      Sweet, soft, chocolate, nuts. Yummy. Spicy.
    • Taste
      Little watery, not much happens. The nose comes back a little later on the tongue. Clearly spicy. Pepper. Thyme maybe. In the beginning very thin, later slightly creamier.
    • Finish
      Despite the taste, it is still reasonably long. The herbs mainly

  36. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Caramel custard, cream, vanilla ice cream and that kind of sweetness! Very nice 'greasy' nose. Very crazy, even for me the first time, but I get some spice herbs here, as in gingerbread and gingerbread.
    Taste: Spicy, sweet, 5 spice, indeed spiced nuts, some wood. Later also more bourbon barrel influences.
    Body: medium-full.
    Finish: Medium length. Indeed those ginger nuts. I'll be crazy. Some sweeties and vanilla, cream and a slightly lost tannin.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  37. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  38. Goethe scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Another fine Mackmyra. Not to complex. 

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Fruits, citrus, vanilla, some honey, hay.
    • Taste
      Fruits, citrus, vanilla, some honey, hints of quinces.
    • Finish
      Short. Honey and vanilla.

  39. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Swedish Oak

    Mackmyra has two working distilleries, the second being a hyper modern ‘gravity distillery’, where everything works top-down and so gravity plays an important role. In the so-called Mackmyra Village one can go shopping and have lunch. A distillery visit obviously can be arranged. This Svensk Ek – which simply means Swedish oak – matured for 90% on American Oak and 10% on 200 liter casks that were made from oak trees that grew on the island Visingsö for hundreds of years. It was used for a long time in the shipbuilding industry.

    The nose is fresh and fruity with the emphasis on agrums: lemon, grapefruit, lime. Quite some honey, a sweet and sour apple and clear hints of white bread which, I feel, means this is rather young spirit. But that is not a problem, as it is very nice and summery.

    It is surprisingly creamy and feisty on the palate. Immediately a prickly pepper and some ginger that precedes the sweet fruit – again apples and citrus. Nice.

    The finish is short on more of the same.

    Fairly simply but quite tasty aperitif style whisky. Svensk Aperitif. Certainly appropriate now that the sun is coming out again.

  40. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: So characteristic, love it. Lighter on pears and pine needles than the [younger] Bruks WB - I assume that's more oak time that’s softened the distillate? This is Mackmyra around 7-9 years. A side by side comparison indicates thats just the case.

    T: Whereas the Bruks is more peppery, this has more a soft bitter body

    F: The oak brings a light-darkness

    C: This moves on from the Bruks nicely. Cant wait to try a 15yo Mackmyra.

    Scores a B-

  41. puusj scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Nice introduction to this Swedish whisky. Sweet predominates, especially at the initial first taste. Wood, honey ... Certainly gives rise to more research into this distillery.

  42. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  43. p4blo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant, uncomplicated summer dram at a fair price.
    • Nose
      Light and fruity with apples, pears, honey, meadow flowers. Also white sugar and vanilla with some slight spiciness behind.
    • Taste
      Reminds me of Teeling Small Batch with its rum cask light fruitiness. Again the notes of apples, pears and bananas come up, followed by pepper and herbs from the oak.
    • Finish
      Quite short, sweetness from the mouth is slowly fading and spices and oak wood take over.

  44. pelle86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  45. Dramlicious scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    This expression was matured in barrels made of Swedish Oak from the island of Visingsö. Interesting enough, those trees were intended to be used for building ships for the Swedish Royal Navy.

    My full review:

    http://dramlicious.com/worldwide-wednesday-episode-32/

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