Tonight Tomoka will host a very special tasting featuring pioneering Swedish distillery Mackmyra. Mackmyra have been making exceptional whiskies for over 20 years, and they’re been one of our best-sellers since we opened our Royal Exchange boutique last year.
The story of Mackmyra begins in a mountain cabin in 1998 with eight friends who would meet up annually to reminisce about their student days over whisky and good food. That particular time they started to wonder why Sweden didn’t produce any whisky of its own. The group made a pact to produce the very first Swedish malt whisky, achieving their dream a year later with the opening of their very own distillery.
Everything that goes into Mackmyra whisky is quintessentially Swedish, from the local barley and peat, Swedish oak casks, and crystal clear spring water. Early on the group developed a special 30-litre cask which helps the whisky mature more intensively. The casks are even aged in a unique location, an old mine located 50 metres underground.
Over the years Mackmyra’s portfolio has evolved to include a wide range of different whiskies. Mack by Mackmyra is their classic single malt made using artisanal methods, while Svensk Rök (Swedish Smoke) is the only smoky single malt whisky just made from Swedish ingredients.
There is also their premium Mackmyra Preludium series which celebrates their unique whisky warehouse deep in the Bodås mine. Each of these editions can be considered the ‘teaser tasters’ from the first years of Mackmyra. They represent the history of the distillery and each is a chapter of how Mackmyra set out to create Sweden’s first single malt.
Join us to taste through these unique Swedish whiskies. The tasting will be held in our elegant tasting room at the Royal Exchange from 6pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday the 13th of April. Please click here to find out more and to purchase your tickets.