#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 of 9 May at 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 of a single cask, 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:

It is beautiful to catch it by the eyes, a text remains a dead letter if we do not hear it ...

This bottle comes from a special reserve matured in the Swedish Bodås mine, especially the #31739 barrel, and has a deep golden robe.

Nose:
Caramel, candied fruit, vanilla, oak, some smoked spices.

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

Finish:
Descends with warmth and sweetness. Lasts a long time. Post stamp glue hint that recalls the endless finale of the Balcones Brimstone.

Balance:
Rare and exquisite. Pity. I bet I will never scream ...

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 this translates to "hope". Hope as in "Oh good yenne, it is available in SAQ, I hope it remains a bottle! "

A beautiful feature of this expression, it has been refined in tails of cloudberriesIn French ripe polar, Cloudberry or Margot. The avid viewers of the grocery store at Radio-Canada may know it better by the name of 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 make a man mad.

Beautiful dark straw yellow color. I am thirsty.

Nose:
Lemon, berries and 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 about being more man than machine.

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

Note: ★ ★ ★ ★