Mackmyra SVENSK RÖK/ AMERIKANSK EK.
Mackmyra Moment is a series of whiskies from their most exclusive casks, handpicked by Master Blender Angela D’Orazio.
The flavour of the smoke in Svensk Rök (Swedish smoke) is inspired by the old tradition of seasoning and preserving food by infusing it with juniper smoke. In this second and limited edition of Svensk Rök, the distillery have aged their smoky recipe exclusively in new casks of American oak. This gives the whisky prominent notes of vanilla and herbs – A welcome contrast to the bold notes of peat, juniper and tar.
Nose: Smoke, spiciness, oak, fruits and herbs. Notes of peat, juniper, toasted oak and vanilla followed by a smoky and spicy aroma with saltiness, minerals, tobacco leaves, light tariness. Arrak treats, pear fudge, ginger and vanilla.
Palate: Peat, juniper, salt, definitively more smoky than what the nose is implying. A pleasant oaky spiciness with vanilla, toasted oak, pickled figs and pear fudge. The texture is medium thick with oaky chewy notes.
Finish: Spicy, smoky and oaky with notes of tar, tobacco leaves, bright notes of pickled figs and pear fudge.
Tasting notes courtesy of Mackmyra