Saturday 31 March 2018

Mackmyra Moment 'Jakt' Review

Hi everyone,

Mackmyra isn’t a distillery I know a huge amount about, other than its in Sweden. I did know, somewhere in the back of my mind, that they started in the early 2000’s and then built a brand new distillery that uses gravity in some strange way but that was about it.
Then a friend and colleague at the Groningen whisky festival announced confidently that Mackmyra’s gravity distillery was the most advanced in the world! That caught my attention. As well as the fact that I hadn’t tried most of their whiskies yet and that they had some of the higher end stuff like this. Oh and that they have some ridiculously long fermentation, like 5 days…
This one, ‘Jakt,’ in finished in Swedish lingonberry and blueberry hunting wine casks.
Mackmyra Moment Jakt 48.1%
Colour: Gold
Body: Medium
Nose: Rubbery tropical chewy fruit sweets, orange and pineapple, mango, juicy, powdered juice drink?, perfumed, sugared almonds.
Taste: Intense and interesting tropical and powdery somehow, powdered mango instant tea (yes it’s a thing), a little weird but cool!
Finish: Medium/Long length. The powdered mango tea continues.
From Swedish hunting wine casks. I have no idea how they got that powdery texture to the whisky (maybe the really long fermentation) as I’ve never had that before, but somehow it works. Very interesting stuff.

Distillery: Mackmyra
Average: 70
Distillery Ranking: 52nd/64 places
Up/Down: N/a

Thanks for reading!

Swedish Review #2
Whisky Network Review #707

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Worst Score: 12
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