Sweden’s Mackmyra Launches A New Limited Edition Offering

By Allyson Nichols / June 12, 2021

Mackmyra, a well known whisky distillery out of Sweden, recently announced it is adding a new addition to its Moment series. Moment Brukswhisky DLX (46.6% ABV) is a single malt whisky that has aged solely at Bodås mine since distillation and stands as a deluxe version of Mackmyra’s classic Brukswhisky.

Aged in ex-bourbon, oloroso and Swedish oak casks, the recipe has remained the same, but the whisky has aged for a longer period in the casks, resulting in a richer palate, containing buttery notes of caramel and vanilla with fruity tones of pear and citrus, as well as roasted oak and peated juniper twigs, according to official tasting notes. With a natural color of a light golden hue, Brukswhisky DLX is between 9 – 14 years.

Brukswhisky DLX

Brukswhisky DLX (image via Mackmyra)

The breakdown of it goes something like this:

  • Ex-Bourbon (200L), elegant. Aged 14 years
  • freshly saturated oloroso casks (128 l) filled with 4-year-old ex-bourbon whisky. Total age 9-11 years old
  • Swedish oak (100 L), filled with 4-year-old ex-Bourbon whiskey. Total age: 9 – 11 years old
  • Ex-Bourbon (100 L), filled with Smoke tail from 2010. Stored 11 year

“Brukswhisky has always had a place close to my heart. To be able to present this edition that is so typical Mackmyra, is a celebration to the original but also stating that we are an established distillery. This is big,” Master Blender at Mackmyra Angela D’Orazio said in a prepared statement. “With increased age and a longer period in casks the complexity is also elevated, but with a reinvigorated freshness and fruitiness.”

The Mackmyra Moment series is a series of whiskies from the distillery’s most exclusive casks, handpicked by D’Orazio. Each edition comes in a black carton with a specific color scheme and a modern bottle design with an engraved metal plaque.

Moment Brukswhisky DLX has been released in a limited quantity of 1999 bottles, and has a retail price of €122,49 ($149.03 USD). More complete official tasting notes can be found below.

Nose: Soft vanilla with caramel, honey and chocolate. Finely roasted, bready notes of oak and spicy herbs with light tobacco leaves, leather, white pepper and eucalyptus. Soft, fruity notes of pears, citrus and a hint of raisins.

Taste: Buttery vanilla caramel, ripe pears and citrus. Soft, herbal spices with anise and pepper, light notes of roasted oak, peat and juniper.

Summary: Soft citrus and pear fruit that ends with slightly spicy notes of roasted oak and vanilla.