My buddy Marcel from Holland sent me a box with some new make samples. One of those was the commercially available Vit Hun – meaning white dog – of the Swedish Mackmyra. Perhaps they took their inspiration from American counterparts? They call their new make white dog after all. Anyway… a half liter of this will set you back between 30 and 40 EUR, which is quite expensive in fact.
The nose is almost funny. It certainly brought a smile to my face when I first put my nose in the glass. Candy-like sweetness on barley sugar, very creamy, and at first reminds me of grappa. If you are familiar with the violet cushions of Rocks & Roll Candy? Yup, but in liquid form with a mildly sour twist. Good fun!
On the palate it is creamy and sweet like candly as well. Sweeter than anticipated in fact. But nicely spicy too. Think cardamom and eucalyptus. Aspartaam? Yes, tastes like it. And some aspirine even, which is less interesting. Chalk? Weird, all of it. But good fun.
There is barely any finish, here.
I have a soft spot for new make and while this one does not make it into my top ten, it certainly was a funny experience. It does not resemble the Mackmyra malts in any way, which again underlines the importance of the casks used for maturation!