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Mackmyra Moment Bärnsten Tasting notes and reviews

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Mackmyra Moment Bärnsten

Brand
Mackmyra
Expression
Moment Bärnsten
Type
Swedish Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
49.80%
Website
www.mackmyra.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

82
Nose
Aromatic, sweet corn and enormous herbal rye and coffeed rye go head to head with chunky oak. Praline and cream appear but the focus is on the herbal rye.
Palate
Oily with herbal rye and lightly toasted wheat flakes, bran and treacle. Again the oak is pretty dense but it sits beneath, displays a harder, grittier and more tannic character.
Finish
Reasonable length with plenty of herbal notes. Finally a little creamy oak and corn comes through but it's quite a dry finish.
Comment
Entertaining but it just lacks some sweetness to balance the alcohol and rye.

Sara Smith

79
Nose
Nose: A strong nose of treacle, liquorice, and pipe tobacco, followed by dry biscuit, oatcakes, and damp wool. Underlying, intense fruitiness that reminded me of red vermouth.
Palate
Savoury, with good, solid notes of grain, black pepper, dry wine, and dark chocolate. Rich tobacco notes, it wasn't as overpowering as the nose suggested.
Finish
A dry flavour, reminiscent of paper, accompanied by a lingering warmth.
Comment
This whisky, especially the nose, really paints a picture and brings back memories. One to take on country walks.
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