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).