Mackmyra Preludium 3
Added on Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 12:00 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 3 yrs Type: European
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Swedish
  ABV: 52.20 % Region: Sweden
  Price: $80 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Bottled 2006-10-13          Sherry and svensk oak.
Member Ratings and Notes
The nose is slightly leafy, and overtones of sweet oatmeal.  Some mustiness (the good kind), with cake batter, or caramel ice cream.  Now, the palate -- it's ridiculously sweet.  Caramel and vanilla.  Kind of creamy and envelopy.  The sweetest I have ever tried, this is very agreeable.  And only 3 years!  Oh yeah, the finish -- medium length.  Some spice and pepper, with toffee notes.  Overall, this is a very dessert-y, and it gets more so as it breathes and the glass diminishes.  A unique standout among whiskies.  It's an easy A-, but the taste is so darn addicting that it goes into pure A territory.  A

Retaste, a couple years later: Not as sweet as I recall it, but still a bakery full of delicious, oaty, bready scents and flavors. And the more you drink the better it gets. Doesn't hit my sweet spot the way it once did, but I still love it.  B+/A- 
N: Zesty and citrus, smells like a dessert with just a hint of oak.
P:  Very unusual, bready, crumb cake with citrus glaze, creamy, sweet, dry, and even some floral notes.    Very complex!
F:  More bready goodness, medium long, Cinnabun frosting.
I really enjoy drinking this!   Pretty damn yummy.

Retaste (2010):  Takes a little while to open up, but then it's just as enjoyable as the first time around.  It's more herbal than my previous notes indicate, but the fact I described it as both sweet and dry is spot on (it goes from one to the other).  Fun stuff. 

Nose:  Bananas with wisps of smoke. 

Palate:  Corn syrup + liquid smoke with a bit of soap.

Finish:  A vague, soapy, smoke

After much urging that something dreadful must have been wrong with my palate or the bottle or something which caused me not to see the genius of this whiksy, I retasted it...

Nose:  Mango, very perfumy like a really ripe mango you buy on the corner (well, my corner anyway).
Palate:  Wisps of smoke, salt, fruit wood and yes, a bit of soap.
Finish:  Light smoke.

Okay, I may have been a bit too hard on this and maybe it suffered by comparison to what I was drinking at the time, but I definitely don't see it in the high range where Chris and Adam landed.  I'm moving it from C- to a C.

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