Mackmyra’s start into spring: the new Blomstertid Whisky

This Swedish single malt edition was shaped by cherry wine casks

The Swedish distillery Mackmyra periodically presents limited single cask releases and special editions like the new Machmyra Blomstertid as a supplement to the standard core range. The Blomstertid is part of the seasons collection and represents this year’s spring edition. Its very fruity character was formed by a special cask maturation: Some of the casks that were used had hosted cherry wine before.

A very special cask management characterizes Mackmyra whisky

Mackmyra often uses a combination of different casks to achieve a wide aromatic profile in their whisky portfolio. Master blender Angela d’Orazio is very creative in her job. Sometimes she chooses bourbon, Oloroso or Pedro Ximinez casks, that are very common for whisky maturation, as for the Mackmyra Iskristall. For other releases casks of Swedish oak are used, for example for the Mackmyra Vinterrök. For this single malt Mackmyra also blended whisky from some casks that had been soaked with Scottish Strong Ale before. For this Mackmyra Blomstertid a third of the whisky was matured in ex-bourbon casks that had been filled with cherry wine before. Furthermore casks of American oak were employed, new ones and 1st fill, as well as Oloroso and Pero Ximenez casks.

Official tasting notes of Mackmyra Blomstertid

Nose: Gently oaky with wonderful notes of berries, fruit, flowers, citrus and ginger. A more spicy oak is found along with herbs like anise and tobacco leafs.

Taste: Fruity with taste of berries. A well balanced oak- and fruitiness marries with cherries, sweet raisins and vanilla fudge. The texture is medium thick.

The Swedish distillery Mackmyra is enjoying a steady growth of its sales figures. As we reported some time ago Mackmyra saw an increase of 19% according to its net sales.