ABOUT THE WHISKY Mackmyra began as an idea formed by 8 friends on a skiing trip in 1998 - each had brought a bottle of malt whisky to share, and the topic of conversation turned to how whisky is made, and why there wasn't a Swedish one... Their latest limited edition is an elegant single malt whisky produced from a creative collaboration with jewellery designer Efva Attling. Following a tour of Mackmyra's main storage in Bodas, Efva Attling has - together with Master Blender Angela D'Orazio - handpicked some of their finest casks. The 19 casks that caught Efva's attention were mainly Oloroso, American Oak and ex-Bourbon barrels, a majority of which had been saturated with Swedish birch tree sap wine. A request to create more prominent sweetness resulted in the use of a cask which had previously held cherry wine. The result is a sophisticated and fruity whisky with soft notes of oak and birch, combined with slightly spicy tones of red berries.
TASTING NOTES On the nose fruity, vinous notes mingle with a herbal spiciness together with vanilla, toasted oak, pear, fudge, warm grapes, white pepper, anise, ginger and cardamom. The taste is once again altogether fruity with round notes of oak as well as being lightly spicy, with tones of red berries, blossom, pear fudge and white pepper. Soft tobacco and vanilla follow with a lightly oily texture and medium body. The aftertaste is long and soft with a spicy, berry finish.
FRIARWOOD SAYS Limited release - this edition is ornamented with a polished silver cork, designed by Efva.