Mackmyra Svensk Ek Whisky
- Single Malt
- Sweden, 700ml
On the palate, Svensk Ek has a spicy character giving notes of sandalwood, dried ginger, black pepper, roasted oak barrel and herbs to our whisky. Fruity and smooth with citrus, caramel and honey. A light "oakiness" can be discerned at the end. On the nose, fruity with citrus, pear, apple, honey and hints of oak and toffee.
- Distillery: Mackmyra (LAB Distillery)
- Type: Oaked Single Malt Whisky
- Region: Gavle, Sweden
- Alcohol: 46.1%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Neat or over ice
Mackmyra's oak barrels are made of oak from southern Sweden where oak trees have grown for centuries in harsh and dramatic weather conditions enriching the whisky with character.
Mackmyra has come a long way since 1999 when it was founded as the only whisky distillery in Sweden. Since then it has earned a reputation as a top quality single malt producer in spite of its untraditional Scandinavian location. Alongside various special releases, the First Edition was launched in 2008 with Brukswhisky following in 2010. Two styles of whisky are produced by Mackmyra, a ‘peaty’ malt created using bog moss and juniper wood as well as a fruitier, unpeated style.
In 2012 a second site was opened at Gävle, a gravity-run facility that stands at 37 metres high! Between the two sites Mackmyra Svensk Whisky have a capacity to rival many a Scottish distillery with the difference being that almost all of Mackmyra’s output is going into single malts! In 2017, Mackmyra renamed its very first whisky distillery to LAB Distillery, where they distil gin.
Mackmyra uses Sweden's pure, crystal clear water, local barley which has a special sweetness due to the long summer days and its whiskies are stored in new Swedish oak which due to Sweden's harsh climate gives the whisky a harsher flavour than American oak.
- Silver - 2018 International Wine & Spirits competition - Whisky - Sweden - Single Malt
- Silver Outstanding - 2017 International Wine & Spirits competition - Whisky - Sweden - Single Malt - No Age Stated
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