Whisky Review: Mackmyra Svensk Rok

Category: Swedish single malt whisky

Origin Mackmyra Distillery

Bottling: Mackmyra

ABV: 46.1%

Cost: £48.73 buy from Master of Malt

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What they say:

Mackmyra Svensk Rok

In Sweden we have used juniper to season our food for generations. Now you can enjoy the timeless flavor in a golden form. The aroma is slightly smoky and spicy, with a much smokier flavor and peaty juniper notes. Together, the flavors unites in a quite unique Swedish flavor.

Swedish Smoke is the only smoky single malt whisky made on Swedish ingredients only.

Nose:

The nose is slightly smoky and spicy with aromas of peat, juniper, vanilla, caramel, citrus, pears and raisins. Spicy oak notes such as toasted bread and anise.

Taste:

Smokier than the nose with smoky, peaty, juniper notes. Dry, oaky aromas found with light tobacco leaves and herbs. A slight saltiness with minerals, anise and green fruits.

Finish:

Slightly dry and smoky with notes of oak, salt and herbs.

What I say:

Dram #5 from the 2017 #WorldWhiskyDay Worldwide Whiskies tasting set from The Dram Team. Svensk Rok has a smoky character from both peat and juniper wood and has been matured in American oak, Swedish Oak, ex-bourbon and casks saturated with Oloroso to form a uniquely Swedish smoky expression.

Appearance:

light gold (3/20)

Nose:

Dusty peaty icing sugar, vanilla, machine oil & jelly tots

Taste:

Vanilla, smoke, ash, a little ozone, earthy and meaty with a dash of lime juice

Finish:

Dark chocolate, beech-smoked ham, a little pepper and tannin, delicious

Overall:

A deliciously fragrant and light dram typical of Mackmyra but with elegant wafts of smoke from both peat and wood influence, there was everything about this that I liked!

Score: 87/100

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