Mackmyra / Svensk EK.

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1 x 70cl Bottle
95 Points / Jim Murray's 2020 Whisky Bible.
Mackmyra / Svensk EK


CATEGORY: Single Malt.


BOTTLER: Distillery Bottling.

ABV: 46.1% Vol.

Svensk Ek has a spicy character giving notes of sandalwood, dried ginger, black pepper, roasted oak barrel and herbs to the whisky. These spicy characteristics are complemented by fruity undertones with hints of vanilla and toffee from oak barrels, previously used to age Bourbon.

The Swedish oak barrels are made of oak from southern Sweden where oak trees have grown for centuries.

Harsh weather conditions and dramatic seasonal shifts have left their marks on the trees, making them very durable. Before the trees become barrels staves are cut and then dried for at least a year.

The barrels are then coopered by hand and heavily toasted on the inside, enabling the wood fibres to give the whisky more character.

Mackmyra are constantly developing their ancient craft to make it even better. One example of the many innovations is to age a great deal of the whisky in smaller barrels thereby extracting more flavour.

NOSE: Fruity with citrus, pear, apple and honey. A light oakiness with sweet, lightly toasted bread notes and fresh butter toffee.

MOUTH: Svensk ek has a spicy character giving notes of sandalwood, dried ginger, black pepper, roasted oak barrel and herbs to their whisky. Fruity and smooth with citrus, caramel and honey. A light oakiness can be discerned at the end.

SUMMARY: The aftertaste is tuned and balanced with hints of dark chocolate.