Mackmyra has really come of age, and it has released its first ever 10 year old whisky as a core line expression. Although this is not the oldest whisky EVER released by the swedish distillery – a 10-year-old expression is indeed a landmark which means the distillery has enough stock to support a continuous expression. The whisky itself is matured for ten years in high quality bourbon, Oloroso and new american oak casks, and bottled at 46,1 % abv. I’ve tasted quite a few different whiskies from this lovely distillery, most of which were NAS – and I was very intrigued to try the new 10 yo.. As I was traveling I did not manage to participate in their twitter tasting , so I am posting notes, a bit later.
Nose: Vanilla and red berries cream, a slight citrus edge to it, one would say cheesecake topped with berries and whipped cream. Wood shavings, icing sugar, cardboard. There’s something funky in the backdrop but I can’t quite put my finger on it.