Sweden’s Mackmyra Creates A Birch Sap Wine Finish Whisky Reminiscent of Spring

| March 25, 2021

Sweden’s Mackmyra recently unveiled its latest unique creation: Björksav, a whisky that highlights the distillery’s Swedish nature, flavors and craftsmanship. This is Mackmyra’s spring edition that will be available at selected retailers around the world from March 2021. It’s being rolled out as a limited edition release. 

The distillery releases two new limited editions every year, which are adapted to the season’s flavors. This has been a tradition in Sweden for 16 years and the seasonal editions have helped the distillery gain a positive international reputation. 

Mackmyra Björksav

Mackmyra’s seasonal whisky Björksav (image via Mackmyra)

Björksav has been partially matured in casks saturated with Swedish birch sap wine from Grythyttan Vin, with the result being a whisky with a floral twist that has a fresh spiciness and sweet hints of vanilla caramel. It is created from a majority ex- Bourbon, ex-Oloroso and Birch sap wine casks, as well making use of Mackmyra’s world-renowned Swedish Oak casks.

“Björksav is a floral and fruity whisky with a light spiciness, vanilla fudge, cedar and toasted bread, with clear notes of birch sap wine. Björksav evokes that feeling of spring” said Angela D’Orazio, Master Blender Mackmyra, in a prepared statement.

There are just 15,000 bottles available, with an alcohol by volume of 46.1%. The suggested retail price is £59.90. 

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Hannah Kanik

Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.