Mackmyra Destination Single Malt Swedish Whisky (700ml)
Non-peated with one third aged in casks that previously held port wine, 'Destination' is darker, deeper and richer than Mackmyra's Limousin. The nose indicates some red berry pick-up mingling with Bourbony vanillas, while the fruity port input becomes more salient in the delivery. It's a bigger, bolder Mackmyra expression, finishing in a flurry of spices and dark chocolate before fading with a chewy-nutty-malt character and late hints of dried berries. The wine influence is beautifully harmonised. 48.7% Alc./Vol.
The exact cask breakdown is as follows:
33% Ex-Port wine cask, 600 L
33% American oak cask, 200 L
25% Ex-Bourbon cask, 200 L
9% Oloroso-seasoned American oak, cask, 200 L
Notes from the bottlers... Pear and raisins in a lovely combination, followed by sweet notes of fudge and almond paste. Taste: Prominent notes of vanilla fudge and almond paste that comes from the American oak casks. Sweet raisins and berry-like nuances of white heart cherry and blackberry. Aftertaste: Sweet berries and hazelnut, finished with lively notes of oak. This label is an invitation to whisky lovers all around the world to come and visit the distillery.