On Saturday 15th December, we welcomed good friend Alex from Mackmyra whisky. Alex was with us most of the day telling customers all about the wonderful distillery of which we’re big fans.
For those of you not in the know, Mackmyra distillery is named after the Swedish village of the same name. The distillery was formed by eight friends who met up in a log cabin each year for a ski trip. Each friend would bring a bottle of whisky for the trip – and eventually, they decided to make their own.
Mackmyra is a great story of friends but also provenance – all the ingredients they use (except the yeast I believe) is from just 75 mile radius of the distillery – making it a true product of the country and region. As well as traditional bourbon casks, they use Swedish oak. Even the stopper in the bottle is Swedish.
Here’s the whiskies;
MACK by Mackmyra – 40% abv
Their new entry-level bottling is a flavourful whisky with a bright, fresh character and notes of vanilla, pear and citrus.
Mackmyra openly admit that they have added caramel colouring.
BRUCKSWHISKY – 41.4% abv
Mackmyra Brukswhisky has a balanced character with fruits and butterscotch. The nose is clean and young, with light, spicy, notes of Swedish peat and juniper. Clear fruitiness with butterscotch, citrus and pear. Prominent notes are liquorice and mint.
The palate is fruity and slightly smoky while the aftertaste is fruity and slightly spicy.
SVENSK EK – 46.1% abv
Svensk Ek has a spicy character giving notes of sandalwood, dried ginger, black pepper, roasted oak barrel and herbs to our whisky. These spicy characteristics are complemented by fruity undertones with hints of vanilla and toffee from oak barrels, previously used to age Bourbon.
SVENSK RöK – 46.1% abv
Svensk Rök (Swedish Smoke) is the only smoky single malt whisky made on Swedish ingredients only.
The aroma is slightly smoky and spicy, with a much smokier flavor and peaty juniper notes. Together, the flavors unites in a quite unique Swedish flavor.
Others we tried were Mackmyra Skördetid (meaning ‘Harvest time’) which is matured in an Amarone cask and Mackmyra Ten Years.
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