Thursday, 12 December 2013

Mackmyra Brukswhisky

Advent Calendar 11/24.  Never had a Swedish whisky before this and frankly, I did fear for it.  Not entirely unfounded as it turns out but this whisky has its merits.

Mackmyra Brukswhisky, 41.4% B+


Nose – Floral, malt, wet cardboard and a little roast pork, some toasted black pepper, loads of cream.

Body – Vanilla cream, whisky cream flavoured boiled sweets, a little harsh edge of unbalanced wood.

Finish – Loads of vanilla, rolling vanilla.  The wood structure is unbalanced here, out of step with this otherwise simple (but pleasingly sweet) whisky.

What's not good about it: Unbalanced, so much vanilla, and apart from the nose, one-dimensional

What’s good about it: Good, complex, expensive nose with rich barley.  Lovely arrival, but a bit bumpy after that point.

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