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 – Stjärnrök
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 Tasting Notes: Mackmyra – MACK
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 2021 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
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 News: I’m On A Boat M******a!
When all the world appears to be in tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm.Madeleine Kunin As sure as Mackmyra will push the boundaries of whisky maturation, they will also respect nature and the (very literal) fruits and offerings of the seasons. There is no … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Mackmyra – Björksav
I don’t think that much more can be said about what a weird year 2020 was. I am forever an optimist though, and whilst I can’t deny the horrible times that we’ve had, I still think it important to look back and take stock: as I write this, I can say that I’ve made it … Continue reading 2020 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year
Much like the fashion catalogues of yesteryear that used to appear through our letterboxes, Mackmyra annually produce a Spring/Summer edition and an Autumn/Winter release within their “Seasonal” subset of single malt whiskies. Each year the team manage to push the envelope of whisky maturation in a direction that suits the season. Vinterglöd is no exception … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Mackmyra – Vinterglöd