Little Brown Dog – Single Cask Series
Swedish Single Malt Whisky
50 cl 49.8% abv
Virgin American Oak Cask 380 Bottles
Cask Strength, natural colour, non chill filtered.
This whisky has only been lightly filtered so there may be some fine cask sediment present.
Sláinte, or really that should be skål!
Nose – Peach melba ice cream, pencil shavings, fresh juniper.
Palate – Salted caramel, pineapple salsa, like a Swedish bourbon.
Finish – Chilli chocolate, the proper fancy stuff.
We’ve been avid fans of the Scandinavian distilling scene for a good few years. We love the enthusaiasm, experimentation and freedom of expression that comes from a slightly more flexible set of rules.
Mackmyra is one of the more established whisky distilleries in Sweden and certainly one of the more experimental, yet produces a consistently excellent quality spirit.
This spirit was distilled in the much smaller, old Mackmyra distillery, in 2008 before they built their ultra modern 35 metre high gravity distillery. The cask was matured for the full duration in the Sandvik iron ore mine, 50 metres below ground, then sent to us for bottling at the end of 2020.
You can find out more information about Mackmyra HERE
At 12 years this is classed as quite old for a Mackmyra, and the virgin oak is the first cask of this type to be bottled by an independent bottler.
The label represents the Swedish pine forest and was painted by local artist Jenni Prentice, she’s more talented than we are.
Now pour a darm, kick back and take yourself off to Sweden in our video that wasn’t actually filmed in Sweden….