Mackmyra Destination 48.7% ABV

mackmyra destination

An un-peated Swedish single malt from Mackmyra, Destination has been matured in a combination of American oak, ex-bourbon and ex-Port casks.
This whisky is an invitation in liquid form to epicureans around the world to join Mackmyra in creating new experiences in any destination. Limited range of 10,000 bottles.

  • 33% Ex. Portwine casks, 600 l
  •  33% American oak, 200 l
  •  25% Ex. Bourbon, 200 l
  •  9% Oloroso casks, 200 l

Appearance: Tizer bronze/dark ale. A thin film forms on the glass when swirled, with a hairline tide mark. Many uniform medium legs form after a time, not many teardrops to speak of.

Nose: Heaps of sugary dark fruits and berries. Plenty of rich deep aromas emanating from the port cask, together with some lovely sweet vanilla, confectionary sugar and subtle wood spices and oak.
The ABV works really well here too. A lighter whisky might be lovely sweet, but the ABV adds a nice gentle spice element and slight heat.
Pine wood and a slight funk add yet another layer to the nose.
Basically a forest fruit pie with Christmas spice and custard in a glass.

Palate: A pleasant semi-viscous mouthfeel. Typically spicier on the palate than the nose.
Raspberry ripple vanilla ice cream, oak and a slight drying.
A very faint wisp of sweet smoke, blood orange bitterness, buttered burnt toast (with a slight metallic flavour).
Cracked black pepper emerges as the other flavours fade, leaving a slight tingle on the tongue.

Finish: Short to medium in length. The buttery element, black pepper and sharp berry sweetness linger for a while, as does the sweet smoke.

Overall: I really like this one. I’m a fan of Mackmyra generally and this only goes to reinforce that. Recommended.

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