Mackmyra Intelligens AI:02

Mellow, Sweet Fruity
2022-06-17
Mackmyra Intelligens AI:02, the successor to AI:01, promises an improved recipe and an adjustment of the casks in which this Swedish single malt Whisky matures. To refine the flavour depth, small ex-Oloroso Sherry casks and a little peat smoke was added.
Mackmyra Intelligens AI:02
Mackmyra Intelligens AI:02 (Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)

See

We still like the marketing very much. On the website, there are release notes for the Whisky, which is actually more usual for software. For example, the change in colour compared to the predecessor is indicated in hex code. A touch nerdy, but very fitting. The design of the label has also been updated slightly.

Smell

We smell vanilla, honey, pear, apple, caramel. Very summery-sweet. Deeper Lemon balm sweets and a slight hint of spices and white pepper. We were not able to perceive the background smoketail mentioned in the release notes.

Taste

The Swedish Single Malt Whisky opens with vanilla caramel as well as notes of citrus fruits and a strong orange aroma. Woven into a light smoky shell, the initially sweet start turns into unexpectedly dry and bitter oak notes. The mouthfeel remains very soft, almost creamy.

Finish

The subtle smoke is found in the finish paired with slightly bitter oak notes.

Conclusion

With the Intelligens AI:02, Mackmyra achieves a clear improvement on the previous version. We particularly like the peatsmoke mantle. The tanginess and the undefined herbaceousness of the first version have been replaced by well-formed aromas. Only the break-off of the sweet attack into the dry and also bitter oak notes surprised us negatively. But since the story is still being written, we are very curious about the AI:03.

80/100 - Excellent
(Marcel: 79 | Sascha: 81)

Value for Money: Satisfying

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