An exciting release from the Mackmyra distillery in Sweden – Äppelblom, meaning apple blossom. It’s distilled at Mackmyra, and after ageing in bourbon and new American oak casks, the single malt was finished in oak casks which previously held Calvados from one of the world’s leading Calvados producers, Christian Drouin. While wonderful served neat, it’s also recommended to serve the fresh and spicy whisky alongside a warm apple dessert or even apple sorbet.
Nose: Toasted oak and orchard fruits galore, namely apple and pear with a hint of lemon, delicate floral notes with sweet vanilla and toffee.
Palate: Well rounded fruity and spicy notes continue with the marriage of pear and citrus. Cedar wood emerges alongside aniseed, caramelised almonds, white pepper and ginger spiciness.
Finish: Spicy tones linger with gentle oak and zesty lemon and apple.