Mackmyra Brukwhisky

World Whiskey Review #43: Mackmyra Brukwhisky

Distillery: Mackmyra

Region: Sweden

Age: NAS

ABV: 41.4%

Cask Type: 200L first fill bourbon cask (5 years of age), 100L first fill Swedish Oak, 100L first fill Sherry Cask, 200L of first fill ex-Bourbon.

Price: £7.95 for a 50 mL miniature

Color: 0.3, Pale Gold.


Nose: (according to the wife) Oh this smells really nice! It’s full of juniper berries and flowers.

Palate: It’s quite malt forward, with a lot of sugary malt with a dusting of powdered sugar. Vanilla icing also pops in along with a hint of steel cut oatmeal.

Finish: Long. Powdered sugar, icing sugar, and a bit of a lemony note. It tastes a lot like the aftertaste of a lemon loaf.


Conclusion: With snow piling up outside and temperatures dipping below 0° F, I thought it was only right to turn to a whisky from the far north. This release by Mackmyra delivers a rather simple, but still tasty, flavor profile. The nose is quite refreshing with the juniper and flowers. The sugary malt, vanilla icing, and oatmeal are quite nice along with that long aftertaste of lemon loaf. It’s quite nice and were it easier to find in the US, I might keep a bottle around to drink on the regular.

Final Score: 75.

World Whiskey Review #43, Swedish whisky #3, Whisky Network Review #377


Scoring Legend:

  • 96-100: The perfect dram, nectar of the gods.
  • 90-95: Near perfect, there is something truly special about this whisky.
  • 85-89: Amazing, will always try to keep a bottle of this in my collection (if feasible).
  • 80-84: Very Good, maybe only one minor nitpick about the whisky keeping it here.
  • 75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink.
  • 70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
  • 60-69: Meh, still drinkable.
  • Below 59: If you have a bottle of this, start cooking with it instead.

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