Mackmyra Brukswhisky is a core single malt in the range of the first Swedish whisky distillery. Brukswhisky has been matured primarily in first fill Ex-Bourbon barrels, yet it also contains some Ex-Sherry cask and Swedish oak cask matured whisky. It has some smokier malt too, so we are surely talking about complex whisky production. All the whiskies are kept in an old mine, which is the company’s warehouse.
The whisky itself has complexity too, the light but characteristic palate combined with hints of smoke makes this dram quite good. In my opinion, Brukswhisky is a major step up from their first larger scale product, Mackmyra First Edition. Preludium 01 was their first ever whisky. The Whisky Exchange blog has gathered much information about the Mackmyra distillery – you can read it here.
I referenced my first Mackmyra experience with Ingmar Bergman’s film, so I’ll continue with that theme. This time I felt more of the good things, so I’ll state Mackmyra Brukswhisky as Höstsonaten, the Autumn Sonata. There’s little bit of summer in this dram, but it’s more like late summer, early autumn. Like a fresh whiff of air on a sunny September night.
This whisky is light, yet a bit dramatic – full of good character and little bit of complexity. Easy to drink and good. Like a Bergman movie at its best.