Mackmyra Motörhead / 2013 Virgin Oak

We head to Sweden with two Mackmyra whiskies. The primary is known as after the exhausting rock band Motörhead, bottled to have a good time their fortieth anniversary. It was aged for round 5 years in new American oak barrels with a brief Oloroso end.

The opposite one is an impartial bottling from Swell de Spirits, round 9 years previous.


Mackmyra Motörhead (40%, OB +/- 2019)

Nostril: lots of vanilla pods, toffee aromas and cinnamon buns. Caramelized almonds and buttered croissants. Then some charred notes, nutmeg and maple syrup. Very American certainly, however in fact that’s the entire level.

Mouth: whereas the wooden added lots of caramel roundness on the nostril, right here it’s barely extra plankish. Toasted barley, gingery notes and tangy clove. Gentle anise with a bitter berry edge. Then some bitter orange as nicely.

End: not too lengthy, on burnt wooden and inexperienced tobacco.

Beforehand I actually hoped to make use of the witty remark that it’s “very goöd” whisky. In actuality it lacks depth and finesse, just about overpowered by all issues woody. America is simply too massive for Sweden, so let’s maintain it at “very woödy” whisky.



Mackmyra 2013 (53,5%, Swell de Spirits 2022, virgin oak cask #17280, 390 btl.)

Mackmyra 2013 Virgin oak - Swell de SpiritsNostril: additionally woody, however in a extra floral, elegant means. Numerous sweet store aromas: candy bananas, candied ginger and strawberry sweet. Then vanilla ice cream and caramelized almonds. Liquorice and cinnamon too.

Mouth: an identical bitter berry word blended with bitter orange, in truth similar to the motörhead. Allspice, lots of ginger, with some peppery warmth. Then aniseed and clove. Walnuts and inexperienced woody notes.

End: medium size, actually dry. Spiced tea.

A special sort of woodiness, however nonetheless not a really spirit-driven Mackmyra, ahem. We have to search for extra pure expressions quickly. Nonetheless obtainable from Grasp of Malt. Rating: 82/100

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