Sweden’s Mackmyra Releases An Italian Wine-Finished Single Malt

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Mackmyra’s latest seasonal release, Skördetid, is a malt whisky with a six months finish in Masi Costasera Amarone casks, which results in a whisky with sweet, vinous notes of grapes, raisins and a herbal spiciness. Skördetid, which is Swedish for “harvest time”, is the result of close collaboration between Mackmyra and the Italian wine producer Masi, and is available in limited quantities.

This is the first time Mackmyra has presented a seasonal whisky with Amarone cask finishing. Using the complex and unique flavours of this wine, gives this latest edition a soft and spicy character that is suited to autumn and winter. The whisky was initially matured in the Bodås mine in Sweden in Mackmyra casks, and, to finish the whisky, a high proportion spent a final six months in the Masi 600 litres oak barrels.

“When I visited the Italian wine producer Masi one winter, I felt immediately that here was a company whose values and methods matched Mackmyra’s. It wasn’t hard to sell the idea of creating a whisky with an Amarone finish to our Master Blender Angela D’Orazio, who has Italian ancestry,” says Carl Klingberg, Mackmyra´s chairman of the board.

Skördetid, released as a limited edition, will be available at selected export markets and at the Swedish liquor shops, Systembolaget. The single malt was bottled at 46.1% ABV.

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