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Mackmyra Debuts Sweden’s First 20-Year-Old Single Malt

Mackmyra Svensk Whisky recently launched Sweden’s first 20-year-old single malt whisky. This whisky has been aged for two full decades in ex-bourbon casks, 50 meters underground in the Bodås mine. The whisky is the result of Mackmyra’s recipe and the first Reserve cask to be filled, an event that took place in December, 2002. Mackmyra No 001 is a single cask, whisky from only one cask and bottled at cask strength in December, 2022.

“The whisky expresses dignity, gratitude and history. This exclusive collector’s edition is the result of many people’s faith in Mackmyra, our ambassadors, our loyal customers and, not least, our proud employees.” said Patrick Björsjö, CEO of Mackmyra Swedish Whisky, in a prepared statement.

Available in just 238 bottles, Mackmyra No 001 has been released both in Sweden and to selected export markets. It is bottled at 46.3% ABV.

Mackmyra No 001
Mackmyra Svensk Whisky recently launched Sweden’s first 20-year-old single malt whisky. (image via Mackmyra)

Official tasting notes from the distillery are below.

  • Fragrance
    The aroma is characterized by malt notes, old-fashioned vanilla ice cream and ripe pears. Behind these sweet notes are hints of arrack and spicy citrus. After a while in the glass, the vanilla becomes more prominent with notes of honey.
  • Taste
    A deep fruitiness with pears, apples and orange. There are also distinct hints of licorice and pepper in the mouth. At the back there are bitter notes from the oak barrel, like grapefruit, which also contribute to a dry and warming mouthfeel. The sweetness is mainly represented by vanilla and chocolate notes.
  • Aftertaste
    The finish is medium in length with distinct fruit sweetness, mild black pepper and slightly bitter grapefruit notes. Licorice and leather come late in the finish along with oak barrel notes.
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