Mackmyra, has announced the launch of a new Swedish single malt bottling, inspired by the ancient forests that surround its distillery.
Mackmyra Jaktlycka (46.1% ABV) has been matured in casks which previously held lingonberry and blueberry wine, from the small-scale Grythyttan winery.
Grythyttan wine is created by winemakers Per and Ingunn. They use their crafting skills to create natural berry wines that show consideration for nature and respect for the ingredients. They only use nature's own pantry with no additives, as they are utterly convinced that the berries speak for themselves.
Mackmyra launches two new limited editions each year, which are adapted to the season’s flavours. This has become a great success and a tradition in Sweden over the past 15 years.
The seasonal editions have also helped the distillery gain an international reputation, as a result of the final maturing of the whisky being carried out in casks saturated with flavours that reflect Swedish nature. The product series is a crucial factor in Mackmyra developing and being a leader in the New World Whisky category.
Commenting on the news, Angela D’Orazio, Master Blender at Mackmyra, said: “Jaktlycka is a warm and soft whisky filled with treasures from the forests. The notes of berries, together with the wonderful spicy contribution from Swedish oak, generate a fantastic flavour that embodies the Swedish forest and autumn. The result is a creamy and berrylike whisky with a softly embedded spiciness and notes of dried fruit, vanilla and raisins. It will make a classic companion to milk chocolate desserts.”
Mackmyra Jaktlycka, will be available next month from specialist retailers. RRP (tbc).
Posted by Steve Rush