Review: Mackmyra, First EditionAugust 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
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