Review: Mackmyra Moment Fjällmark with Robert Burns

Mackmyra Moment Fjällmark, a Swedish single malt whisky is part of the Moment series of the Mackmyra distillery. It is the series of their most exclusive casks, handpicked by Master Blender Angela D’Orazio.

Mackmyra Moment Fjällmark was for me the perfect whisky to celebrate Burnsnight 2019, that took place on the 25th of January.

A night of whisky and poetry.

I have a wee little book in my possession with loads of poetry of Robert Burns. Bought this book with a tartan cover, a few years back from an online marketplace. A hardcover of “Burns’ Poems” by The Thistle Library with Illustrations. It was made by Andersons, Edinburgh , Ltd. and printed in Scotland; likely in the 1920’s. This book was engraved and given to someone called Schweitzer in 1936 by a woman called Holly. Makes it special., just like Mackmyra Moment Fjällmark (Mountain Land) Whisky even now the book almost falls apart.

It was for me the perfect combination:

A Moment of 42% whisky accompanied by Robert Burns.

  • Color: Sweet gold
  • Nose: Dark and white chocolate, vanilla, sultana’s, soft pears, peaches, combination of raspberries, strawberries, cranberries and cherries. Sweet apples, fresh baked cookies, warm custard pudding, toffee, hints of salt, sweet pepper, almonds, leather wax, grass after the rain and a milkyway chocolate bar
  • Taste: Red fruit, strawberries, raspberries, blue berries, sweet peach, green apples covered in warm custard, hints of saltiness, vanilla, salted fudge, a complexity of burned wood, almonds and walnuts
  • Finish: Sweet and lingering

This elegant single malt whisky from Mackmyra is matured in barrels in which Swedish cloud-berry wine, Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry were stored. The youngest casks used for Fjällmark has been aged for 8 years, while the oldest casks was aged for 13 years.

As I am in an experimental phase, I added some water. Just a drop or two to see what might happen to the aroma and the palate. It is smoother and a delight for the taste buds. Even when you don’t like adding water to the whisky, like me, it is an eyeopener nevertheless. It’s not necessary to add a huge amount of water to get the smoother effect, one drop will do. And keep in mind it is a personal thing, some whisky will be more pleasant to drink than the other.

“Open yourself to new experiences and adventures, keep your eyes closed more often while drinking an excellent dram in a moment of time”

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