Featured Distillery This Month – Mackmyra
The idea to produce a Swedish whisky was conceived by eight friends in a mountain cabin back in 1998. To ensure they stayed in touch after studying engineering together, the group had a tradition of meeting up in Sälen once a year. This time, purely by chance, everyone had brought along a bottle of whisky. During dinner, one of them wondered why there was no Swedish malt whisky, and, if it was possible, why hadn’t anyone already done it? The question remained unanswered but, before long,the vision to become pioneers and produce the first Swedish malt whisky took shape. One year later, in 1999, Mackmyra Svensk Whisky was established.
From the outset Mackmyra was fully focused on creating a whisky which was quintessentially Swedish. The journey began with local barley,spring water and Swedish oak. Then, thanks to a lucky coincidence, Mackmyra developed the 30-litre cask which, in its smaller format,allows the whisky to mature more intensively. Even the smoky recipe has a Swedish signature and is malted and smoked by hand using locally cut peat together with juniper twigs. A short distance from the distillery, the whisky is then aged in a unique location; the old Bodås Mine, 50 metres underground.
Today, Mackmyra produces whisky with the same curiosity and experimental zeal as in 1999, but now in the ground-breaking Gravity Distillery, which harnesses the force of gravity to aid production and is designed to substantially reduce the carbon footprint. Guided by the historical knowledge of whisky production, Mackmyra employs its own methods to create innovative products using Swedish ingredients.
Our products are constantly being update, bringing you new whisky, whiskey, gin, rum and vodka as they are released or ones we have bought in following customer recommendations.
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Prices change all the time as our various suppliers change their prices. When we can, we offer some items for sale if we manage to get hold of them cheaper from other suppliers or we are price matching other sale prices.
Prices only last as long as we have stock at the cheaper prices available.
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Whisky, Whiskey, Gin, Rum & Vodka Available To Taste
Our shop always has fine bottles of whisky, gin, rum and vodka open for tasting. We currently have over 100 bottles open. These can be found on either of our tasting barrels or if not on show then just ask as we store some outback as we do not want to swamp the barrels.
The Little Whisky Shop
The Little Whisky Shop is a small indepenent retailer who specialise in whisky and other craft spirits, inlcuding gin, rum, and vodka. We believe in offering the best value we can and are exceptionally competitive competing with the biggest online retails despite them being able to give away in promotions more than we turnover every year!
We pride ourselves in giving the best advice we can and making your purchase as easy as possible. We really look forward to being of service soon either in the shop (when allowed) or online.
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