Mackmyra distillery is located in Gävle, Sweden. My first introduction to this Swedish distillery came while sampling their first ever release. I did not like it.
But after the rough start I began to like what they’re doing, especially the authenticity of Svensk Rök. Mackmyra’s approach seems to be, that they bring something new to the table.
According to the distillery Mackmyra Special range is a:
“Drink for special occasions and special people. For you who have found the Swedish malt whisky and wants to experience its nuances. For you who live life less ordinary.”
Mackmyra Special:07 is a blend of their recipes called Smoke and Elegant. This whisky has been matured in various different cask types from 30 to 200 liters. Aged in Swedish oak casks and finished on casks saturated with cloudberry wine.
Edition 07 of Mackmyra’s Special range continues to offer a different kind of smoky experience, especially for a peathead like me. This slightly peaty single malt is elegant and special, like the name suggests.
Special 07 is also called Framtidstro (optimism in English). With whiskies like these there is hope for the future!
I’ve referenced Ingmar Bergman’s movies before with Mackmyra whiskies. If I must find one for this occasion, I’ll just state that this whisky has The Best Intentions (movie written by Bergman).