#069 • Mackmyra Single Cask Sample Reserve Elegant Swedish Oak

52.4% alc./vol.
Mackmyra Distillery, Mackmyra, Gästrikland, Sweden

The last expression presented by Angela D'Orazio at the Mackmyra party from May 9 to Scotch Whiskey Club of Quebec almost remained in the hands of Canadian customs. But thanks to a quick resolution of the misunderstanding, we closed the evening with a Mackmyra Single Cask Reserve Sample Swedish Oak Elegant.

Single cask, therefore from a single barrel, reserve sample, so a sample of the reserve. It gives you a bit of an idea of ​​how good the thing is. Not to mention its ripening in Swedish oak barrels. I wonder if those who put them together need the instruction sheet.

As the late English composer Gustav Holst once said:

You can grab it by the eyes, but a text remains a dead letter if you don't hear it ...

This bottle comes from a special reserve matured in the Swedish mine of Bodås, more specifically from barrel # 31739, and has a deep golden brown color.

Nose:
Caramel, candied fruits, vanilla, oak, a little smoked spices.

Taste:
Salted caramel, cinnamon, lavender. The strength of the Cask Strength.

Finish:
Descends with warmth and gentleness. Lasts a long time. Hint of glue behind a postage stamp reminiscent of the endless Balcones Brimstone finale.

Balance:
Rare and exquisite. Pity. It's a safe bet that I will never get it again ...

Note: ★ ★ ★ ★

#068 • Mackmyra Special #07 Framtidstro

45.8% alc./vol.
Mackmyra Distillery, Mackmyra, Gästrikland, Sweden

Fifth and penultimate Mackmyra whiskey for the theme tasting of 9 May at Scotch Whiskey Club of Quebec. Angela and Jonathan present the Mackmyra Special #07 Framtidstro. Framtidstro in Swedish it translates to "hope". Hope as in "Oh yenne, it is available in SAQ, I hope there is a bottle left!" "

A beautiful feature of this expression, it has been refined in tails of cloudberriesIn French ripe polar, Cloudberry or Margot. Avid viewers of the Radio-Canada grocery store may know her better as cloudberry.

Prepare now for a historic moment. An authentic real of real quote, no bullshit. Many of you will remember the movie The Shawshank Redemption, in which Frank Darabont wrote, and thank you for reading the following words with the voice of Morgan Freeman:

Hope is dangerous. Hope can drive a man crazy.

Beautiful dark straw yellow color. I am thirsty.

Nose:
Lemon, field berries and fir gum. Light with a background of grass, vanilla and hazelnuts.

Taste:
Fruits and spices dominated by the signature of Mackmyra pear. Excellent.

Finish:
Spicy, long and happy. Organic, the kind of finale that makes us happy to be more man than machine.

Balance:
Framtidstro, hope as in "I hope the bottle is not empty". Refreshing in the extreme. It must go well with scallops.

Note: ★ ★ ★ ★