The Mackmyra Moment Efva is a collaboration between the Swedish distillery and jewellery designer Evfa Attling. She designed the polished silver stopper that comes with the bottle and together with Master Blender, Angela D’Orazio, she handpicked the casks for this release.
In total, no fewer than 19 different casks have been selected, including Oloroso, American oak and ex-Bourbon barrels. That may sound like a normal choice of casks, however, some of these previously held Swedish birch tree sap wine (a dry white wine made of birch sap). And that’s something I’ve never tasted, in fact, I’d never heard of birch tree sap wine before!
In addition, to bring out the sweetness a bit more, this single malt also had a finish in a cherry wine cask. Bottled at 46.3% ABV.
Mackmyra Moment Efva tasting notes:
Nose: a sweet and fruity arrival. Raspberries and blueberries. Honey. A hint of red grapes, which is followed by caramel. Later also red apples.
Taste: red grapes, blueberries. Honey. Vanilla and toffee. Then it goes towards a bunch of spices, crushed black peppercorns, a hint of ginger and nutmeg. Later also rosehip tea and a touch of oak. A floral note in the very back as well.
Finish: mid-long and dry with the same spices as can be found on the palate, toffee and again that sour note from rosehip tea.
Rather nice, although in some ways a bit unusual and slightly unbalanced at some points. It has a bit of everything, sweet, sour, floral, fruity, spices. An interesting one and I like it. The nose is the best here though!
Sample provided by Mackmyra.