Every season Mackmyra releases a new limited whisky, and the latest edition is Mackmyra Skördetid. Which is Swedish for ‘harvest time’. Just like the other seasonal releases, Skördetid has quite an unusual finish; a finish in Masi Costasera Amerone casks. Well partially finished in this case, as it was ‘only’ a high proportion that spent its final six months in the Masi 600 litres oak barrels.

This Mackmyra is bottled at 46,1% ABV.

Mackmyra Skördetid tasting notes:

Nose: Very sweet and fruity, with mostly red apples and pears.  It’s a bit yeasty too. A feint hint of oranges, but this dissapears rather quickly. Later some grapes combined with a touch of grapefruit. And some sweetness from vanilla, mixed with a few spices.

Taste: Old red apples and ripe pears. A bit bitter, like grapefruit bitter. Some spices here as well; ginger, black pepper. Later icing-sugar. The first sip wasn’t something I liked, but it is getting better. It changes a lot. Strange, but nice. Then vanilla, citrus, and a bit yeasty.

Finish: The finish is mid-long, with sweet icing-sugar, a little bit fruity combined with spices.

This whisky really needs a few minutes to open up, but it improves a lot after giving it some time. It’s nice, but I am not sure if I can find any flavours of the Amarone cask.