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MACKMYRA The First Edition
Single Malt, Sweden / Gavleborg County, 70cl, Ref: 14966
Matured in former Swedish oak barrels, this Mackmyra bottling is particularly smooth and pleasant. An expression completely free of smoky notes.
- Appearance : deep gold.
- Nose : perfumed and expressive. Fruity notes of pear, lychee and lemon. Floral, roses. It opens up onto vanilla, almond, honey and caramel.
- Palate : smooth and silky. Confirms the fruity notes of the nose with peach and apricot. Fruity yoghurt. Reappearance of cereals and white chocolate. Touch of mint.
- Overall : short but very pleasant. Notes of dried fruit, almond and pepper.
- The brand
Located in the province of Gästrikland, the Mackmyra distillery first opened its doors in 1999. Unique in more than one respect, Mackmyra was the first distillery in Sweden to produce whisky. It produces single malts produced from Swedish barley and sources its water from an underground spring fed by the hills of Valboåsen. While part of its whisky stock is left to mature in 100 litre casks, the Mackmyra distillery also uses first-fill ex-bourbon barrels that, once filled, are stocked in a warehouse 50 metres underground in the “Bodäs” mine. It also uses new Swedish oak casks from a forest located on the island of Visingsö, planted over 160 years ago to provide a source of wood for the construction of military navy boats.