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Review: Mackmyra, First Edition

August 7th, 2008

Mackmyra, First Edition, 46.1%, $85
The first “big” release from this Swedish distillery. I’m very impressed. It’s youthful, but not immature. Very intriguing too. Bright notes of ripe orchard fruit and soothing vanilla cream on the nose and palate, along with more subtle bramble, silky honey and caramel, toasted coconut, marshmallow, bread dough and grist. Teasing smoke emerges occasionally, adding to this whisky’s delight. Clean, toasted oak finish. I particularly enjoy the complex interplay between the fruit and sweetness. A fun whisky with a playful personality. More please! (Note: this whisky is not yet available in the U.S.)

Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 90

5 Responses to “Review: Mackmyra, First Edition”

  1. sam k says:

    Certainly a compelling description, John, and at 92.2 proof it’s a dram not afraid to deliver strength as well, but what is the style of this whisky? Malt, I assume, but I’m totally unfamiliar with this distillery, and quite intrigued. Do they plan a U.S. release?

  2. John Hansell says:

    It’s a malt whisky. The company is looking into finding a U.S. importer. Fingers crossed.

  3. David says:

    The whisky is availeble to buy in 30 liter caskets where you get to choose your own taste. Or in bottles but i only know one place and thats the swedish Systembolaget. Our monopoly for alcohol.

    The website is

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