Whisky Advent Calendar day 17 - Mackmyra Brukswhisky

Whisky Advent Calendar day 17 : Mackmyra Brukswhisky

Day 17th, and I’m very late for my daily tasting note.

I’ve a good pretext though, I’ve been quite busy preparing for my marriage at the start of May 2016 ;-)

Anyway, keyword is Mackmyra, a quite famous Swedish distillery. Can’t remember having tasted any, so I’m quite curious to see what’s going on in there.

Whisky Advent Calendar day 17 - Mackmyra Brukswhisky

Name: Mackmyra Brukswhisky
Distillery: Mackmyra
Region: Sweden
Type: Single Malt
ABV: 41.4%
Bottle size: 3cl

Colour: Pale white wine

Nose: Very fresh. At first it reminded me of "Mars The Revival 2011", with its freshness, strong peppery side and barley. A second nosing reveals the barley is much less present that I remembered in the Shinshu Mars, and that this is much fresher with a lot of mint, eucalyptus and a little bit of green banana behind.

Palate: Surprising. This is powerful and dry, don't trust the ABV. Very fresh with intense floral notes (again mint, eucalyptus), lemon, some light licorice and cloves. Sweeter barley then comes, and green bananas arrives yet again as a reflection of the end of the nose. Nice, quite unlike.

Finish: Very long, on pepper, mint and eucalyptus.

Overall: Well, no need to brush my teeth tonight, my mouth feels fresh enough and I guess the ethanol will take care of the rest. Either than that, if you want to try something different go ahead, this is really unlike but not for the sake of unlikeness : Quite a nice complexity and I must say this is good. Freshness is the word. I'll definitely try other expressions from Mackmyra !

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