Mackmyra Swedish Oak 5yo | 46.1% | Sweden
Meet #51 | 07/06/14 | Hosted by Liz
Liz hosted World Whisky Night (TM), except the Czech one didn't make the party.. so we had two in a blind tasting - would we work out what was what?
On the nose we have “fresh fizzy fun” - melon, banana, cherry drops..there's a mention of toffee which is quickly shot down - toffee, what toffee, rubbish! That's about as much controversy as this dram would cause. In general “fruity as shit”! There is also some grassy, fresh sweetness – like the juice from a fruit salad...or perhaps “an acidic power that you might find in a lab and not sure if you should lick it”...I know exactly what you mean!
Not much said on the taste, people enjoyed it, in an easy-drinking way but found little depth to it...it is just 5yrs old though. Young and woody, fresh oak, with a little chalkiness – nicer and simpler over time.
Foil-wrapped blind tasting for world whisky night.
Finish & Comments
The sweetness continues on the finish, indeed it finishes like the nose, with some menthol, sautéed onions and a little butteriness. .
For info: This young sprightly whisky from Sweden was generally well received as an easy drinking, fruity, sweet dram - although not exactly setting the taste buds alight with excitement. We had a blind tasting on this whisky but everyone instantly recognised it as a young one.
- “Yeah they're definitely in full swing and I just heard seagulls too which I always find disconcerting in a city, even after all these years.”
- “Put on another lobster, you fuck.”
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
70 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Tasting Game Points (out of 3)
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