Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Mackmyra



Yesterday, I started my day by standing in line at Systembolaget, Sweden's only chain of liquor stores (state-owned) for half an hour. Why on earth? Well, it was time for release number two of Mackmyra. Mackmyra is the first Swedish-produced malt whiskey, and while it's still very young, they are releasing six different "Preludium" versions. I bought number one a few months ago, and now I have number two safely resting in my (overfilled) cabinet.

What's so special? Taste-wise, I have no ideas as we haven't tried ours yet. But the idea is fairly special. They only use Swedish raw materials of high quality, everything from water to barley, yeast and peat. And as whiskey aficionados - Per more than me - it was imperative to get a bottle. They only released a few thousand, and they sold out in a few hours. (In a few minutes, for most of the stores.)

Wanna know more? Head over to Mackmyra's very informative website. You can also buy a whole cask here, and specify the way you want them to make it. Customized! That's pretty cool.

6 comments:

Frida said...

Såg att dom sålde slut på bara några minuter överallt. Förlåt att jag missade din omgång av Cyberkocken, jag var både mentalt och geografiskt frånvarande.

Anne said...

Frida, man kan inte vara med på allt jämt :) Men kommer du på picknicken tro? Det vore jättekul att ses!

Sista flaskan tror jag gick i Arboga.. :)

Tesse said...

Yeah! Å vi har två flaskor av 02:an, den ena öppnas 9:e september! ;) Å du Anne, boka redan nu in 4:e december, för det är troligtvis då 03:an släpps =) *first in line this time* =P

Ehva said...

hoppas den e god..här såldes 12 flaskor på tre röda.. Jimmy va förbi men det hade han inget för..kram Ehva

annika-pannika said...

Sounds fun, do you think they will export it to France one of these days?

Anne said...

Annika - they probably already do, but very few bottles are released outside of Sweden so far.