Sweden

Mackmyra 5 Years Old Batch 2 (50.3%, TBWC)

Mackmyra 5 Years Old Batch 2

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 50.3%
  • Age: 5 Years Old
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, Batch 2
  • Category: Swedish whisky
  • Cost: £67.95
  • Origin: Mackmyra distillery
  • Vintage: Undeclared

mackmyra-5-year-old-that-boutiquey-whisky-company-whisky

What they say

Regard, intrepid explorer, you have come across the second batch of Swedish single malt from the Mackmyra Distillery independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! It’s a 5 year old expression, and the label once again gives us just the slightest of glimpses into Mackmyra’s cask warehouse, surrounded by a grove of cloudberries. If only we knew elvish, we might be able to say the secret password… “Talk, buddy, and get in here”, or something like that…

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Caramelised nuts, soft sawdust, lemon meringue.
  • Palate: Zesty raspberry and ripe cherry, balanced by waves of creamy vanilla and a little buttered corn.
  • Finish: Popcorn, peppercorn and some lingering juicy summer berries.

What I say

Another first Indie bottling for me, this time from Mackmyra distillery in Sweden. Vatted from a bunch of first fill ex-Bourbon cask matured Mackmyra whisky.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Pale white wine gold (5/20), quick, large tears and long, fine legs.
  • Nose: Floral, apple blossom, malted barley, cereal, oat flapjacks, dusty oakiness, sawdust, a little flour too, green and ripe bananas.
  • Taste: Banana milkshake, oak, vanilla, green banana, pulped apple/apple must, sweet and soft on the palate and medium-bodied, deliciously floral and fruity, Parma violets feature later.
  • Finish: Medium long, grapefruit zest, foam banana and parma violet sweeties.

Overall

Deliciously floral and fruity, I love Makmyra’s quirky nature and this has it in droves despite the simple cask maturation.

Score 86/100

Don’t take my word for it:

Bloggers submit link to your review

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.