Seasons is Mackmyra’s series of seasonal whiskys. Each bottling has an unusual finish with “a clear connection to the season’s expression”. So far, five editions have been released.
Mackmyra Sommartid (Summertime) was the fourth release in the series and was partly finished in American and Swedish oak casks that previously held cloudberry wine.
|Cask Type:||American & Swedish Oak, Cloudberry Wine Finish|
|Strength:||46.1 % Vol.|
Sticky, sweet and syrupy. Cloying honey alongside hints of tropical citrus fruits. Nougat creme and buttered toast. Some vanilla and sawdust.
Buttery. A whiff of white pepper and anise. Herb candies and honey. Gets more and more bitter-sourish towards the end.
Medium to short with an oaky touch. Sugared grapefruits and peppermint tea.
A solid and undemanding summer-like expression. I really like the nose, but the taste is just a bit too bitter-sourish for my liking.
Score: average but worth a try (80 / 100)