I became more or less seriously interested in whisky and everything around whisky in the autumn of 2014 when a trail running friend and I visited the Glenkinchie distillery south of Edinburgh. We planned a weekend filled with trail running in the Pentland Hills and around Arthurs Seat, but in that weekend we both became whisky “believers”. We truly believed, from that moment, that the Glenkinchie whisky we tasted was “heaven on earth”.
Launched by Swedish whisky enthusiast, Christian Svantesson, the Single Malt Fund provides investors with the opportunity to indirectly own a small part of a large collection of rare and limited-edition whiskies.
The Single Malt Fund’s rare whiskies will be selected by five internationally acclaimed portfolio managers. In addition to investing in the fund, whisky fans will also have the opportunity to buy single bottles from the fund’s online inventory as the fund realises its investments. Sales will be managed through its own website, where rare whisky will be made available to investors before going up for sale on the open market.
Mackmyra’s latest seasonal release, Skördetid, is an elegant whisky with 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.
Mackmyra launches Expedition, a limited edition Swedish single malt whisky produced exclusively for the travel retail market. Expedition honours the craft of whisky making and the pursuit of new and inspiring discoveries.
Expedition is an elegant single malt whisky with a hint of light, spicy smoke. It is mostly matured in bourbon casks as well as Swedish oak casks that have held Swedish cloudberry wine for some months, giving the whisky a unique Swedish mark.
Sweden’s first major malt whisky with an age statement, Sweden’s Mackmyra is to launch Ten Years, a Swedish 10-year old single malt whisky.
It will be the first Mackmyra whisky with an age statement available to a wider public. Set for release in Sweden on 5 May, it will also be available in selected export markets.
This year’s show will be streamed live from a tiny island called Fjäderholmarna which is part of the archipelago just outside Stockholm.