Nordic Whisky #118 - Mackmyra Special 10 Kaffegök
Mackmyra Special 10 Kaffegök, NAS, 46,1 %
Here it is then, the 10th and last release in the Mackmyra Special Series. The Mackmyra Special 10 Kaffegök was released on May 2, 2013. This release was limited to 10 000 bottles. Here's the official description of the whisky:
"It has been finished on casks that have previously stored whisky spiced with freshly roasted coffee beans. The base consists of Mackmyra’s elegant recipe, matured in American oak casks deep down in the Bodås mine."
When released the Mackmyra Special 10 Kaffegök sold at SEK 598. This whisky is now sold out.
Nose: Mainly vanilla on the nose here. Given a bit of time I also pick up cereal, barley, and milk chocolate. Cannot find any coffee notes on the nose. Aha! having left the whisky in the glass for a good half hour I do pick up notes of lukewarm coffee. This - to me - is a wonderful aroma. I do not drink coffee myself, but I love the smell of coffee. It makes me feel good, and it makes me hungry
Taste: Rich and full mouthfeel. Sugary and cool. Reminds me of ice coffee, although slightly watered down / diluted. White pepper and cinnamon.
Finish: Medium long finish. Very nice mix of coffee and chocolate with a touch of smokiness.There's a certain green note to the finish as well, slightly herbal.
Comments: What a delightful and quirky whisky.
Sláinte! - Thomas