Mackmyra Swedish whisky 46.1%

Price: $55.00 Issue: Summer 2011 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

Mackmyra has at long last reached the United States. It has been a growing force for some years, and is now a stocky adolescent with a personality all its own. What was challenging, salty peat is now in check, and the fruity delights are to the fore, with canned sweet pear, vanilla, cherry blossom, and lacquer on the nose. There's a flip-flop on the palate, from melon and vanilla to dusty, peppery peat in the finish.