Mack by Mackmyra, Single Malt Whisky (70cl)
MACK by Mackmyra is an artisanal single malt whisky made from only Swedish ingredients. MACK is great in cocktails but also on its own, straight or on the rocks. It is a flavourful whisky with a bright, fresh character and notes of vanilla, pear and citrus.
When Mackmyra opened for business in 1999 they were the only whiskey distillery in Sweden and also the most northerly one in the world. At that time their distillery was a very small-scale business using a copper boiler with a capacity of only 100 litres. It was in this pilot distillery that they developed their recipes. At the same time, the friends proved to the outside world that it is possible to create an excellent malt whisky using the ingredients and under the conditions that they have in Sweden. The Mackmyra Distillery is still a young company compared to some of its Scottish siblings. All began in 1998 when a group of eight friends went on a skiing trip. They discovered their common weakness for single malts and wondered why there is no Swedish whisky on the market. In 1999, just one year later, the first Mackmyra distillery was set up and the production of spirit started. With it, the history of Swedish whisky was initiated as well. Ever since hundreds of recipes were tried and the best were chosen to constitute the Mackmyra range.
Even though Sweden is not a country that is renowned for a huge whisky culture, it is still possible to encounter great single malts from this Scandinavian nation. The relatively young Mackmyra Distillery, for instance, produces various spirits but mainly whiskies. Among others, the Mack by Mackmyra is part of the core product range. The Mackmyra Mack is a relatively new product on the market. It was launched in October 2015 and the company wants to address the younger generation of whisky enthusiasts. Perhaps it is the fresh and easy drinking character of the whisky, which could suggest that especially the younger audience would love this single malt.