Wednesday 22nd* May 2019
£15.00 per person
*Please note this tasting is taking place on Wednesday 22nd May and not Wednesday 2nd May as advertised in the newsletter.
Join us for a special tasting hosted by Mackmyra's man the UK- Alex Johnson. He will expertly guide you through through 7 whiskies from Mackmyra, including their new Spring release Äppelblom and the Cloudberry influenced Fjällmark (including pronunciation). Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment
NB: No physical tickets will be sent out. Your name will be added to the event guest list held at the store.
Tasting tickets are non-refundable, transferable up to 3 days prior to the event.
Nose: Heavy, thickly oaked and complex: some curious barley-sugar notes here shrouded in soft smoke. Big, but seductively gentle, too.
Taste: The delivery, though controlled at first, is massive! Then more like con-fusion as that smoke on the nose turns into warming, full blown peat, but it far from gets its own way as a vague sherry trifle note (curious, seeing how there are no sherry butts involved) - the custard presumably is oaky vanilla - hammers home that barley - fruitiness to make for a bit of a free-for-all; but for extra food measure the flavours develop into a really intense chocolate fudge middle which absolutely resonates through the palate.
Finish: A slight struggle here as the mouthfeel gets a bit puffy here with the dry peat and oak; enough molassed sweetness to see the malt through to a satisfying end, though. Above all the spices, rather than lying down and accepting their fate, rise up and usher this extraordinary whisky to its exit.