Review: Mackmyra Blomstertid

Category: Swedish single malt whisky

Origin: Mackmyra Distillery

Bottling: Official

ABV: 46.1%

Cost: €68.50

mackmyra-blomstertid

What they say:

Mackmyra Blomstertid is a single malt whisky in limited edition with berry and spicy notes. Around a third of the casks used in Blomstertid has previously aged cherry wine, wich in turn gives the whisky notes of cherry both in character and color.

Nose

Gently oaky with wonderful notes of berries, fruit, flowers, citrus and ginger. A more spicy oak is found along with herbs like anise and tobacco leafs.

Taste

Fruity with taste of berries. A well balanced oak- and fruitiness marries with cherries, sweet raisins and vanilla fudge. The texture is medium thick.

After Taste

Dry oak and soft notes of berries

Volume: 70 cl Alc. /vol: 46,1 % vol.
Master Blender: Angela D’Orazio
Casks: Ex-bourbon casks saturated w. cherry wine American oak casks (New and 1st fill) Oloroso wine casks Pedro Ximenez casks

What I say:

Sampled at Meet The Blenders 2016, far and away my biggest disappointment at this years #MeetTheBlenders at The Scotch Whisky Experience was being unable to catch up with the effervescent Master Blender from Mackmyra Distillery; Angela D’Orazio as she had been called away to attend a meeting with the King of Sweden! Thankfully this was eased by some delicious Mackmyra Blomstertid deftly poured by my good friend Crystal Coverdale.

Colour:

Red amber with copper highlights (8/20) medium-fine tears and legs

Nose:

Floral cherry blossom, honey, golden syrup, malty cereal barley, pink berry fruits, plum, strawberry, raspberry lemonade, thyme, toffee oak wood, nutmeg

Taste:

Refreshingly fruity, cherries and berries, bramble jam, only mid-sweet on the palate and full of malty cereal barley so more like a flavoured whisky than a liqueur, full of soft and gentle notes, candy floss, marshmallows, vanilla fudge, rum and raisin ice-cream

Finish:

Short but moreish, the lack of sweetness added to the enjoyment

Overall:

A wonderful nosing whisky and another great example of Mackmyra (and Angela’s) innovations taking their Swedish single malt to flavour locations Scotch malt whisky can only dream about. Another well-balanced and well constructed whisky appealing to subtler and lighter palates. Spring/summery in nature, quite refreshing.

Score: 86/100

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