Mackmyra Svensk Rök 46.1% ABV

Mackmyra_Svensk_Rok

Mackmyra Svensk Rök (Swedish Smoke) is their smoky, peaty expression, hence the name Svensk Rök, which means Swedish Smoke.

Svensk Rök is the only smoky single malt whisky made from Swedish ingredients only. In Sweden, we have used juniper to season our food for generations.

Mackmyra is one of the few distilleries in the world which self-produces its smoky distillate. Both malting and smoking take place in a facility close to the distillery using Swedish-grown barley and peat drawn from the nearby Karinmossen (Karin bog). And to add a further Swedish dimension to the smoky flavour, the glowing peat is seasoned with brittle juniper twigs.

Mackmyra is one of the few distilleries in the world which self-produces its smoky distillate. Both malting and smoking take place in a facility close to the distillery using Swedish-grown barley and peat drawn from the nearby Karinmossen (Karin bog). And to add a further Swedish dimension to the smoky flavour, the glowing peat is seasoned with brittle juniper twigs.

Nose: Smokey new make. Berries, campfire-sweet smoke, sherry.

It’s like someones burning cherry wood in the distance. It’s not pungent like it would be close up, you just get the sweetness drifting along.

Palate: Wood notes come through after a time in the glass.

Chillies are definitely present, especially after the fact. There’s actual heat to this #thewhiskeychaps

FIREBALLS! Do you remember fireballs, red, the devil on the front!?

The Rok would be more of a challenge for a new whiskey drinker I think. I like it, but it packs!

Finish: Medium. Spices and chillies, with an accompaniament of dark fruits and white pepper.

Overall: Great balance of smokey and sweet on the nose. Cherry wood and fruits. The palate is fiery with chillies, spices and balanced with fruit, smoke and buttery biscuits.

It’s one for the end of the night in front of a fire. If that’s outside then all the better!

Image credit: Mackmyra

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