Mackmyra Special:08 Handplockat

46% ABV, £76 for 70cl

Score: 90/100

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What they say:

Mackmyra Special:08 is a delicious, spicy, Swedish malt whisky with a floral and fruity character. This whisky is made from our Elegant recipe that has been matured on a mix of bourbon casks, sherry casks and casks made of new Swedish and American oak and finished on French Sauternes cask.

Mackmyra Special is a drink for special occasions and special people. For you who have found the Swedish malt whisky and wants to experience its nuances. For you who live life less ordinary.

Nose: The nose is slightly spicy and herbal, fruity and floral with notes of honey, ripe pears and raisin together with a soft roasted cask character, notes of butterscotch and nuts with a delicious spicy oakiness.

Taste: The palate is fruity, spicy and soft. The aftertaste is long, fruity and spicy with light notes of soft oak and butterscotch.

Colour: Bright golden yellow. No coloring has been used,

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What I say:

Our 2nd Mackmyra whisky expression is this Special 08 handpicked edition finished in ex-Sauternes wine casks

Colour:

Antique yellow gold, thick/strong tears

Nose:

Pear tart or tarte tatin, peach blossom, cinnamon and winter spices

Taste:

Smooth, oily and buttery with creamy toffee and butterscotch, apricot, peach and pear puree or smoothie with toffee sauce and vanilla cream

Finish:

Drying hints of oak wood and cinnamon and winter mulling spices return for a  medium/long finish

Overall:

Full of creamy toffee with subtle hints of spicy oak wood I find it hard to find anything I didn’t like in this dram. Great molten butter mouthfeel, this one melts in your mouth and gives off subtle fruits. Simply excellent!

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