Swedish single malt whisky
41.4% ABV, £38 for 70cl
What they say:
Mackmyra Brukswhisky is an exciting, well-balanced whisky, created to be enjoyed at all times. Enjoy it as it is, with or without ice.
Nose: Butterscotch, citrus, pear, liquorice, banana and mint.
Taste: Fresh fruity and peppery. Youthful, fruity flavour with a spicy taste of toffee.
Colour: Light hay yellow with green reflections. As usual, no colouring added.
What I say:
Selected for our World of Whiskies tasting presented to the Water of Life Society. I couldn’t resist selecting something from Mackmyra in Sweden. I have yet to find an expression of theirs that has failed to impress me and so this was a safe option for a world whisky tasting as it was guaranteed to please!
Straw gold (8/20), medium-heavy tears with long thin trails
Floral violets and hyacinth, sweet honey, nail polish/acetone, new plastic pencil case, pencil shavings, toffee and fudge undertones and woody oak, Paula commented that this smelled like Mother’s Day in a bottle with all that floral aroma
Light toffee sauce/caramel, blossom or woodland honey, cereal barley grist, some fizzy sherbet and fruity citrus zest, crisp green apples and pears, honeydew and galia melon
Short/medium, fresh spruce and oak wood
Light and refreshing, this had a beautiful nose and was favoured by those that love aroma, this was young and reasonably simple on the palate but very enjoyable. A close runner for the most favoured whisky of the tasting by Society members.