A while ago, around Christmas, I received a sample all the way from Sweden. Ursula, a friend of mine had sent me a sample of a sherry finished whisky from Tullibardine with a percentage of 63.5% and with a big red heart on the bottle.
For a 2 years Sherry Finish in a Bruichladdich cask, this is really a sample, sent with love.
Hello, my name is Johan. Originally from the Netherlands, but I live in Sweden since the year 2008.
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”.
Investors with a passion for liquid gold have an opportunity to invest in the world’s first regulated single malt whisky fund.
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 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.
Mackmyra 10 years
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.
On Wednesday 24th September at 8pm local time ( 7pm UK,) the eighth annual Laphroaig Live will broadcast live from Sweden.
This year’s show will be streamed live from a tiny island called Fjäderholmarna which is part of the archipelago just outside Stockholm.