Oloroso, ex-Bourbon, American Oak, Swedish Oak seasoned with Cloudberry wine (17,000 btl.)
Smoky notes with sweet vanilla cream, fruity sultanas and yellow dried fruits, mainly apricots. In addition honey as well as spicy flavours of sandalwood, juniper and a whiff of tobacco leaves.
Smoky and fruity with apricots and sultanas, plus creamy vanilla. Spicy and warming with herbs, cloves, some pepper, oak and orange peel. In addition, slightly mineral notes with juniper and a touch of ginger.
The finish lasts long with dried fruit, a little clove, tobacco leaves, ash and clear smoke.
After adding a few drops of water fresher on the nose with orange blossom, citrus and vanilla. Also smoky notes, honey, a hint of pepper and ginger. Sweet, creamy and fruity on the palate with dried yellow fruits and vanilla. Warming and spicy notes of pepper, oak, ginger and a hint of tobacco leaves. The finish is still long with smoke, nuts, burnt caramel and dried fruit.
A complex whisky with a lovely balance of sweetness, fruit and smoke. The sweet and aromatic taste of the cloudberry wine comes through very nicely and offers a good counterpoint to the smoky notes and spicy tones of the oak casks used. A lovely winter warmer.
I thank Mackmyra Swedish Whisky GmbH for the complimentary sample and the photograph.