Swedish single malt whiskies
Swedish nature, bottled in a whisky
“Why are there no whisky distilleries in Sweden?” one of the friends asked. No one could answer the question, leaving it floating in the air. Sweden has no tradition of making whisky, which Mackmyra’s founding friends thought was strange. Everywhere they looked, they saw opportunities in Sweden’s nature to create the best whiskies.
In Sweden, you can find one of the world’s purest waters, filtered to perfection by nature herself over the hundreds of years since the Ice Age.
Swedish barley develops a special sweetness during the long summer days, a sweetness that has become one of the cornerstones of Mackmyra’s whisky.
Swedish oak, which grows slowly in Sweden’s harsh climate, gives whisky a bolder flavour than American oak, with fiery spice balanced by caramelised sugar sweetness.
And so, Mackmyra Distillery was born.
Mackmyra has three key ranges of whisky, plus their single casks.
Core Collection: The Core Collection is their entry-level range. It focuses on the role of Swedish oak, and the Swedish smoke profile, in Mackmyra's whiskies.
Seasonal Limited Editions: As the name would suggest, these are limited editions aligned to the seasons throughout the year. This is Mackmyra's experimental range. Full of unique and fascinating cask styles, and bold, unusual flavour profiles. These are typically limited to a few thousand bottles per release.
Mackmyra Moments: Mackmyra's Moments collection is their premium range. Beautifully presented, these are Mackmyra's best casks. Like the Seasonal Limited Editions, these too often feature unusual cask recipes.
Single Casks: Mackmyra pride themselves on cask experiments. More so than most distilleries, they experiment with both cask size and cask type. They will frequently fill relatively small casks. This, combined with their two styles of spirit, peated and unpeated, and their fascinating range of seasoning liquids makes for a plethora of cask choice. As a result, you will quite often see single cask Mackmyra whiskies, released in a 500ml bottle format. Either under their own brand, or for indie bottlers, and even private clients.
Mackmyra's Gravity Distillery
Mackmyra Distillery take great pride in making inherently Swedish whisky. It is a whisky made from their land, from their ingredients, and in their own style.
Swedish ingredients: Mackmyra use local barley from Swedish farms, and the water comes from the pebbled river running through Mackmyra’s estate.
Malting: once harvested the barley is transported to Viking Malt in Halmstad in south-west Sweden, where it is malted.
Smoking: Mackmyra make their own smoked malt using peat and juniper twigs. The peat comes from Karinmossen, just outside Gävle, and the juniper comes from local heathland.
Climate-smart distillery: Mackmyra’s uses gravity at each stage of distillation, from feeding raw ingredients at the top to collecting the new-make spirit at the bottom, everything falls naturally from one stage to the next.
Transparency: It is important to Mackmyra that every bottle can be traced right back to the small batch of spirit it was made from.