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Mackmyra First Edition

Sweat, Swede

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@WillsReview by @Wills

20th Aug 2012

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  • Taste
    19
  • Finish
    19
  • Balance
    20
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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.

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12 comments

@BlissInABarrel
BlissInABarrel commented

Sweaty swede sounds delicious in my book! Haha jk

6 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

Oh you, Linh ;)

6 years ago 0

@UisgeJon
UisgeJon commented

@wills, she has been known to enjoy the taste of feet as well. Don't let this surprise you. ;)

6 years ago 0

@BlissInABarrel
BlissInABarrel commented

Hey hey .. I'm sure sweaty Germans are also as magical! ;) wow I'm so creepy ! Connosr is surely gonna band me for that comment! All in jest!!!

6 years ago 0

@BlissInABarrel
BlissInABarrel commented

By the way this is whisky and food I'm talking about and not actually dudes !(awkward ):p

6 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

But only after we drink good whisky. And I guess there aren't so many good german whiskies... maybe some, but I didn't try those yet. At least the reputation of swedish whisky is better in my opinion.

Bliss you aren't getting banned, we won't allow that :)

6 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

@Bliss No option to edit your comments here, huh?

6 years ago 0

@UisgeJon
UisgeJon commented

Wills, I'm German too! Haha. You're right, no way we would let Bliss get banned...no matter how mildly creepy she is sometimes. Hahahahaba gosh this is funny...

6 years ago 0

@NilsG
NilsG commented

Love the title! I haven't had a Swedish summer for years! But I hope I can go back this summer, I will try the mackmyra then. And be a shweatty Swede (right now I'm a freezing Swede though, Hokkaido is so cold!)

6 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

Hey Nils I am looking for your opinion on the Mackmyra when you try one. Sooner or later you have to try this as a real Swedishman ;)

And btw it's real cold over here in Germany too. Around -7°C at the moment.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to go backpacking in Sweden yet. But my bottle is already half emptied and I guess I should save some of this stuff!

Greetings

6 years ago 0

@YakLord
YakLord commented

This is on my wish list, but based on the review I may push back the purchase for a while...

@Wills: -7'C is cold? It is currently -21'C here, and isn't likely to get much warmer this week.

@NilsG: what part of Hokkaido? When we were in Sapporo, I don't think it ever went below -8'C, but I know in Asahikawa and parts further north it could pretty cold.

6 years ago 0

@NilsG
NilsG commented

Yaklord: no it's not Canada cold, we've dropped a little below -10°C here, but I'm weak against cold (despite being swede).

6 years ago 0

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