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Moment Mareld

2017-04-13 by Thomas Øhrbom (Whisky Saga)

Mackmyra Moment Mareld (13), NAS, 52,2 %

This is the thirteenth release in Mackmyra’s Moment Series.It was released back in 2013, in a limited edition of 1600 bottles. The Mackmyra Moment Mareld has, according to the official product sheet,  had a finish described as “smoke and sherry casks”. I am not exactly sure what a smoke finish means.

Nose: Warm, delicate and approachable. This is a dram that invites you to come closer. It is sweet, lightly fruity, with a solid base of wood smoke with a green-ish edge (grass and juniper). There are sherry notes – dried fruits etc – but they are rather toned down.

Taste: Medium body, with oily and soft mouthfeel. Light spices, juniper, dry ashes and dark chocolate (not the really dark stuff, mind you).

Finish: Medium long finish. Milk chocolate now, with coffee on the side. Hot chocolate topped with fresh, whipped cream. Add some licorice and you’re good to go.

Comments: This is one for the long winter evenings. Best enjoyed in your mountain cabin, while the winter storms rage on relentlessly. I really enjoyed this.

Score: (86/100)

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