Mackmyra Björksav (birch sap) is a Swedish single malt whiskyMackmyra 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.
This is our latest release from our Seasonal range, which is a series of limited editions desigend to reflect their respective season. This one, is our spring 2021 release and, to me, is spring in a glass! #thewhiskeychaps— Richard McKeand (@MckWhisky) March 13, 2021
It’s mid gold in colour, very syrupy in the swirl line and has lovely thick legs.
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.
Mackmyra Björksav— Whisky Shared (@WhiskyShared) March 13, 2021
Nose: Caramel, sugary pastries, lemon, pear drops, shortbread, lightly tannic dry note, cucumber, white wine, orchard fruits, barley sugar#TheWhiskeyChaps
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.
Bjorksav palate: Dessert wine, lemon, sugar and butter are the first to show up. Lovely start I have to say! #TheWhiskeyChaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) March 13, 2021
Very nice mouthfeel I agree, orchard fruits are spot on, and a touch of drying for me, though it is minimal.#TheWhiskeyChaps— Dram it Mick! (@StillSurreal) March 13, 2021
There is a spiciness. It builds the more you sip— Whisky Shared (@WhiskyShared) March 13, 2021
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.
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.
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