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Mackmyra First Edition

Fruity and sweet

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@Pierre_WReview by @Pierre_W

26th Oct 2012


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Mackmyra Whisky is a Swedish whisky distillery founded in 1999. It is located in the vicinity of Gävle in Southern Sweden and went on stream as a commercial distillery in October 2002. The “First Edition” is a marriage of first-fill ex-Bourbon casks, small 100-litre casks and Swedish oak casks matured 50 metres underground in Mackmyra's unique Bodås mine.

The nose is light, floral and slightly malty. There are lemons and some vanilla alongside sweet dried fruits like apricots, peaches and pineapples. I also got some marzipan at the end. All in all this is a rather sweet and fruity nose. Well done!

The palate is light-bodied, tongue-tickling and peppery. There are the same dried fruits that I had already detected with the nose: apricots, peaches and pineapples. With water there is marzipan and a whiff of smoke right at the end.

The finish is medium long, peppery and dry. Altogether a very light and not too distinctive ending to this whisky.

This obviously is a young whisky, clean and crisp. While I very much enjoyed the nose with its sweet fruitiness and the marzipan punch at the end, both palate and finish could use some more refinement. I wonder how this whisky will develop with some more years in the cask. Nevertheless, as the first product from a new distillery I consider this to be well done.

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