Mackmyra 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Ex-Bourbon, Virgin Oak, Oloroso soaked
46.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Mar 2017 7:51 pm by kanpai79

Average value

€ 67.13

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Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra 10-year-old

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.77 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Can absolutely be seen and does not have to hide behind the Scottish colleagues. Nice thing, especially the varied and not too smooth nose in contrast to the tongue is fun.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The scent of a wildflower meadow, with apples, pear purée and tangerines - and as a complement to make it not too sweet and pleasing, a little tree resin and the smell of a sunlit pine forest. Milk chocolate, Nesquik cocoa. In the background light maritime notes. Mineral, spicy, reminiscent in places of a young Springbank.
    • Taste
      86 86
      To start on the tongue full of toffee, malt, chocolate and tart honey. A nice handle to the spice rack: juniper berries, rosemary, lovage, chervil. Only subtly fruity, barely floral, now rather a bit "dirty" with mineral notes (the sucked pebble), resin and spices that play into the tart. Dry.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long and dry (oak), increasingly peppery, returning apple notes, some citrus juice. Caramel and toffee sweets.

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A perfect example of a middle of the road, everybody’s got to like it kind of whisky. No surprises, just whisky. I also tasted the Preludium 03 (15097) which I felt was more outspoken and exciting.
    • Nose
      Best part of the whisky imho. Lavender, Milk chocolate, raisins, a grassy note. Quite tastefull and gentle. Easy accesible. dutch Candy called ‘salmiakdrop’.
    • Taste
      It is a big rough and not in the greatest balance yet. Turbulent I’d say. First it’s quite gentle, fat and even a little waxy. Right after that it becomes sharp and turns a little agressive. Water eases it down a bit. Green Herbs, baked apples, and a hint of perfume
    • Finish
      Short. Slightly sharp initially but sweet and salty after. Again a hint of ‘salmiakdrop’. Lavender closes the game.

  3. Bishlouk scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Quite classic my faith, but well done, balanced, and consistent. Easy access, but does not revolutionize the world of whisky. To test.
    • Nose
      Well present, offering a mixture of fruits (apple and lemon mainly) and malt rather dry. Honey and vanilla bring sweetness, without obscuring the overall dryness of the nose. Green wood in abundance after aeration.
    • Taste
      Gentle and easy to access, without aggressiveness. A fruity acidulous and bitter mixture is needed. Apple, lemon peel. Malt is here too, without being too dry this time.
    • Finish
      Mirabelle liqueur sneaks, before giving way to bitter malt. The citrus acid is a little while, then a pinch of sweet spices is thrown on the tongue. Green wood in quantity appears at the very end of the course.

  4. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Well, it's a success, I'm starting to imagine what it will look like with a five or ten year old version. (Whisky Passion)
    • Nose
      It is a fruit syrup that is first known. I would say apple in the form of cream. I had the opportunity to taste Mackmyra much younger and clearly this one is a level above. The malty style is a little erased, in favor of vanilla, honey. Ginger confit, slightly lemony.
    • Taste
      The whole is caramelized to perfection, creamy vanilla cream. New wood will make its appearance, without jostling the whole. Red fruits, blackcurrant and this kind of berries. Very flexible, well balanced and particularly mature. The share of Oloroso is present, sweet, with an orange flavor, yes sherry. Some spices, it's a balance number.
    • Finish
      Vive. There is a certain fruity acidity. Dry wood. It will warm up again, with spices, raisins.

  5. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Mackmyra showed in the past that it's capable of making very friendly, fruity whiskies. This is no exception. It's very well balanced, with a perfect equilibrium of fruit, malt and spice. This first age statement whisky sets high expectations for the future.
    Thanks to the friendly people of Mackmyra for offering a sample.
    • Nose
      Very friendly, malty and fruity. Warm apple pie with raisins, lemon and cinnamon comes up first. Or would it be a strudel, with vanilla cream on top? Apart from that, there is plain malt, dough, The oak is noticeable, and gives a soft polish, saw dust and spicy nose.
    • Taste
      The attack is powerful, but fruity and spicy. There is a lot of yellow garden fruit, some lemon drops, field flowers, but certainly soft spices: cinnamon and white pepper. At the end, some grassy notes emerge.
    • Finish
      Medium long, and still estery: yellow fruit and flowers. Mild spices, cake dough, and cinnamon complete this joyful finish.

  6. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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    • Nose
      Very complex fruitiness with floral notes, which evoke associations with a flowering flower meadow. So far I have noticed similar floral notes in the Hibiki Japanese Harmony. Primarily bright fruits like green apples, citrus fruits, pears and apricots are dominant during my first impression. Subtle sherry notes linger in the background. Strong vanilla, slightly kräutrige notes, grassy freshness (towards eucalyptus) and a more perceptible oak flavor complete the complex aromas.
    • Taste
      Full, powerful start with a pleasant, oily mouthfeel. Very sweet and fruity, especially in the front tongue area, but at the same time with a noticeable oak spice, which causes a slight tingle. Harmoniously tuned, as neither aroma spectrum (sweet & spicy) dominates the taste too much. Lemons, apples, some vanilla, dark chocolate and a hint of anise / clove crystallize out. The subtle Sherrynoten linger, as in the nose, in the background.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Fruity, with distinct oak notes, herbs and some sherry. Slightly drier with a hint of bitterness.

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The best Mackmyra I have ever tasted! Enthusiasm 4/5
    Whisky n ° 1241
    • Nose
      Sweet, on deep vanilla. Intense ripe fruit, wax. Woody and subtle chocolate.
    • Taste
      Juicy fruit, jam. Delicate, beautiful texture. It lacks a little bit of relief and spice in the mouth to make it a must!
    • Finish

  8. JBKwb scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  9. hafssol scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    My first Swedish malt, not disappointing at all. Quite peculiar for its smooth vanilla nose and some oaky bitterness in the (slightly dry) aftertaste.
    Very light on the palate, yet interestingly textured and revealing a wide range of cereal flavours. Even if this is the only malt from this distillery having an age statement, it makes me curious to discover more of its expressions, as this one really seems packed with much skill and care.
    Well done, Mackmyra!

  10. AnnEm scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I think the nose is a bit "messed up" but it is interesting and diversified, also with a lot of depth. On the palate, however, it is a bit too harsh in places and has too much liquorice and coconut for my personal taste. Of the three Mackmyras I've tried so far, this one I like the least at first. I would have expected a little more settledness / balance when specifying the age, but when I think about it, I've also had other ten-year-olds who looked similar. Still very tasty drink.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Apple, banana sauce and bread with raisins. Something dark, grainy and whole bread. Grassy. In places I perceive a component of which I am not entirely sure whether it is more youthful and harsh (metallic?) Or rather a mineral note for me. I think I can still find warming spices and a little pepper, as well as roasted aromas like coffee. With enough air, an aromatic, creamy-sweet wood spice flows out of the glass paired with concentrated, deep, full of fruit, which suddenly makes it appear much more ripe. Somehow I find the nose a bit "messed up" but overall appealing.
    • Taste
      82 82
      ühl-mineral. At first a bit harsh / snappy, seems quite youthful to me. Vanilla, spicy sweetness. Becomes pudding-like and oatmeal-like full-bodied. At the same time it has a tart, tart side. Not quite as harmoniously balanced.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Pebble licking. Young pear and green apple. Blackcurrant? Icing sugar sweet. Then it evolves towards spearmint chewing gum. Anise, liquorice and straw-like ginger in a combination and intensity that I find a little too much for me. After that he goes very much towards coconut and completely new wood. The mouth becomes increasingly dry. All of this on a foundation that somehow still seems like a fruity-pure new make to me in places. Not very long, but pleasant.


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