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Mackmyra Brukswhisky - my 900th whisky rating

 31 Mar 2011  

While writing this tast­ing note I hap­pened to notice that it will be my 900th whisky rating! Therefore I'll publish it on its own - here goes:

Mackmyra Brukswhisky 41.4%:

Fragrant, fruity, very nice nose with fresh notes of citrus and vanilla. Also oak, white pepper and black tea. Light, fresh, sweet and fruity palate with a very nice bal­ance between sweetness and oakiness. Spicy, oaky finish - hot yet nice. All in all very drinkable, also good value (Mackmyra's best bang for the buck so far). Even though it's just 41.4% ABV, I pre­fer it with a drop of water to tame the hot finish. (86 p)

Aside from the quality of this whisky, I also rather like its name - "Mackmyra bruk" is the name of the old industrial complex where the dis­til­lery is located (just west of Gävle in Sweden). Furthermore, "brukswhisky" can be translated to "everyday whisky" or perhaps "anyday whisky" =) (to paraphrase the famous Tuborg commercial). Quite fitting, considering how drinkable it is!

This is the best Mack­myra I've tasted so far, as well as the cheapest one. The new whisky of the month!

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