Mackmyra Brukswhisky 2008 vintage

Mackmyra Brukswhisky 2008 vintage

What they say

Mackmyra Brukswhisky is definitely one of our most important products throughout the years. It has been a storyteller, an award winner, our heart and soul, and the Swedish Original. Balanced, fruity and smooth it is a Single Malt appreciated by all kinds of whisky drinkers – suitable for any occasion.

Now the time has taken it to the next level with a new age, more complexity and depth, still progressive, still easy to like. The result of 13 years of maturation is finally here – Brukswhisky Vintage 2008.

200 litres First-fill Bourbon casks 
100 litres Swedish Oak. Elegant recipe, first-fill quality. 
100 litres Sherry Cask. Elegant recipe, first-fill quality. 200 litres Ex-Bourbon casks elegant and peat tail, first-fill quality. 

All distilled in 2008.

Official tasting notes

  • Nose: Softly fruity and spicy with toasted notes, concentrated vanilla, citrus, pear caramel, tropical fruits and honey. Fine mineral notes can be found such as anise, mint and ginger.
  • Taste: Well-balanced and smooth. Vanilla, oak, pear caramel and tropical citrus fruits. Fine roasted notes are found together with spicy herbs, tobacco leaves and small hints of smoke, peat and juniper.
  • Aftertaste: Long, fruity and spicy in fine interplay with roasted oak, citrus fruits and tobacco spices.

What I say

So a revisit to Mackmyra’s Brukswhisky but with a difference this time. As they state “The Swedish Original – Now Even Older”. The latest edition of Brukswhisky carries the vintage 2008 and had matured for 13 years.

  • ABV 41.4%
  • Age 13 Years Old
  • Bottler Mackmyra (Official)
  • Bottling Brukswhisky 2008 vintage
  • Cask Mixed
  • Category Single malt Swedish whisky
  • Cost £44.50
  • Origin Mackmyra Distillery
  • Outturn n/a
  • Region Sweden
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage 2008

My tasting notes

  • Appearance White wine gold (6/20) slow, medium tears and long, medium legs.
  • Nose Woody, cedar, spruce, pine sap, citrus, green apple, lemon & lime citrus, later bananas in brown sugar, caramel, toffee, vanilla, creamy coffee.
  • Taste Less sweet than Mack and much more balanced, light-medium bodied, fresh and cleansing, pine and citrus feature, apple, pear, honey, some cereal barley dry straw/grassy, spiced ginger and sugared almonds.
  • Finish Medium-long, drying, spiced ginger and cedar sap.
  • Overall More neutral and better balanced with a wealth of woody/sappy notes like walking through a pine forest but still with hints of the classic Mackmyra sweetened banana distillate.

Score 84/100

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