Mackmyra Gruvguld Swedish Whisky
Key Facts About This Whisky
Range: Seasonal limited editions
Master blender: Angela D’Orazio
Cask Type: 1st and 2nd fill ex bourbon casks, 30-100 litres; virgin, 1st fill, 2nd fill, and PX seasoned Swedish Oak casks, 30-100 litres; 1st fill Oloroso casks, 30 litres; virgin, 1st fill, and Oloroso seasoned New American Oak casks, 128 litres.
Alcohol by Volume: 46.1%
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Mackmyra Gruvguld Tasting Notes
Nose: Spicy with berries, fruits and light oily notes. Toasted notes of vanilla, oak and caramel fudge. A light warm and oaky spiciness with a hint of tar and a minerality. Sweet notes of raisin, marzipan, citrus and pear drop. Blackcurrant notes of older whisky can be found, together with spicy and herbal notes of aniseed, ginger and tobacco leaves.
Palate: Spicy with a nice balance between fruits, berries, oils and oak. Blackcurrant, pear fudge and grapefruit. Pleasant spicy oak with hints of tar and tobacco leaves. The texture has a light oiliness.
Finish: Oily and spicy with berries and a light dryness towards the end.
About Mackmyra Gruvguld
Mackmyra Gruvguld ("gold from the mine") has been aged in small casks of 30, 100 and 128 litres, in the mine of Bodås, 50 metres below ground. This whisky is a tribute to Mackmyra's powerful 30 litre casks that have been with their distillery since the start; more than half of the end result was achieved in these casks of different oak types and finishes. The new make spirit was mainly Mackmyra's unpeated recipe, with the exception of a few smoky casks for a small spicy addition. In the wide variety of casks used, there were also some that previously stored Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry.