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First of all the title is a joke. It's just coming in my mind because I liked Mark's "Sweet Swede" a lot. But these days it's really hot in my setting. Around 36°C (for my US friends: nearly 100°F) which means it was the hottest day of the year. It had to be something light therefore. A summer dram. I picked the Mackmyra First Edition which is waiting in the tube for several months now. I bought this dram because of the nice story of the distillery and because I am always interested in World Whisky. Thx to Dominic Roskrows WWR.
So I open the bottle and the first thing getting in my nose is spicy oak. The nose is quite floral with hints of vanilla. There is citrus, hay and some fruits (kiwi?). I get nice malt and conifer wood, maybe because of the association that comes in mind when thinking about Sweden. This fresh nose is wonderful, although it has some alcoholic bite.
The palate is soft with fresh wood and vanilla. This dram is really light and easy drinkable. I get a nice warm feeling swallowing, but maybe only due to the weather :)
The finish is relatively long and fruity.
I don't know if I am buying this one again, with something around 60€ this dram is pretty expensive too. It has something special though. Maybe it is the aura of Mackmyra. I am planning to backpack in Sweden soon, so this will be a trusty companion. I can imagine this one will taste really great relaxing in the wonderful landscape Sweden has to offer.