Mackmyra Svensk Whisky // Sweden
Part of their Seasonal range, Mackmyra Äppelblom is a Swedish single malt whisky finished in oak casks that previously held calvados from Christian Drouin. Considered one of the world's leading calvados producers, Christian Drouin is a family business that has been around since the 1960s.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Mackmyra Äppelblom is floral, yet with pronounced notes of apple juice, and apple and pear skin, so the name is very apt indeed. Sweeter aromas are there in the form of fudge, but also some cherry wood and even a hint of juniper. The palate is creamy but with a somewhat spicy arrival (cloves and ginger mainly), quickly followed by cotton candy, bruised apples and caramel-glazed red apples. Plenty of apple and pears in there, some of them the result of Mackmyra's own spirit, others obtained by maturation in calvados casks."