2022 has been a notable year for exploring new whiskies and distilleries. Whilst being able to actually go out and taste new whiskies now that the world has opened up a bit more, I have also been lucky enough to swap whiskies, attend a plethora of tweet tastings, and have signed up to the OurWhisky... Continue Reading →
Tasting Notes: Mackmyra – Destination
So much marketing on whiskies these days is about the 'journey'. Whether that be the one that a distillery has experienced, or one that you, as the drinker, will be taken on. It is therefore pretty refreshing that Mackmyra's newest release is simply called "Destination". Here's what the marketing team are saying about this new... Continue Reading →
Tasting Notes: Mackmyra – Stjärnrök
Towards the end of 2021, Mackmyra released what would be their final autumn/winter release in their successful and progressive Seasonal Collection: Stjärnrök. The name Stjärnrök translates into English as “Star Smoke” and whilst 2020’s autumn/winter release, Jaktlycka, focussed on the earlier season’s influences, the 2021 expression has focused particularly on nature’s more wintry elements. Think... Continue Reading →
Tasting Notes: Mackmyra – MACK
Since they started making their own whisky in 2002, Mackmyra have continued to push the envelope on what Swedish whisky can be. Almost every release over their 20 years has been housed in the (fittingly Swedish named) Stockholm bottles and has looked to focus on using Swedish ingredients and then experimenting on where different influences... Continue Reading →
2021 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
As I'm pretty sure everyone can agree 2021 has been an odd, difficult, and different year in many many ways. Whilst I have kept my whisky fascination going throughout the year, I have taken my foot off the gas on the blogging front so as to focus on family life and a life-changing and (gasp)... Continue Reading →
News: I’m On A Boat M******a!
That word is not what you think it is… It is MACKMYRA! The Swedish whisky makers have now literally pushed the boat out and have announced that they are ageing some of their whisky in casks on a barge on the River Seine in Paris! That's right... on a boat! Mackmyra Angela D’Orazio and the... Continue Reading →