Mackmyra Bjorksav 46.1% ABV.

byorksav

Mackmyra Björksav (birch sap) is a Swedish single malt whisky
inspired by the long-awaited return of spring. By including casks that were seasoned with Swedish birch sap wine, we have created a floral whisky with a fresh spiciness and sweet notes of vanilla fudge. Björksav is a collaboration with our friends at Grythyttan wine.

Mackmyra Whisky.

Appearance

It’s mid gold in colour, very syrupy in the swirl line and has lovely thick legs.

Nose

I’m sure I’m getting a dusty cider note here, cream soda, a little menthol, pears, fruit cocktail syrup, sweet icing sugar, it’s a very nice nose. As it sits there is a feint sweet lemon and cherry note, and I know it means Birch sap but it seems so apt.

Palate

Juicy fruits like Opal fruits come through on the palate and run riot. Red berries, apricots, peaches, a light pineapple note with guava for me. It has a lovely mouthfeel. Definitely a forest walk in a glass here, really conjures up a picture.

Finish

Medium in length, and a mixture of orchard/tropical fruit sweetness, icing sugar and dark chocolate. There is a little drying note, ginger, cocoa, and a trees/timber.

My thoughts

These samples were very kindly gifted to us by the distillery, this wouldn’t effect my notes and thoughts, i say this as in my humble opinion this is a cracking whisky. there are so many aromas and flavours, it is a delight to nose and taste.

Would i buy a bottle?

I certainly would, it ticks all the boxes for me, and i suspect there is more to get from it yet. This seasonal release is “Spring” in a glass, it would have to be tried to understand it.

Note – This whisky is non chill and presented in its natural colour.

Thanks to – @MackmyraUK, @MckWhisky, @WhiskeyShared.

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