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Volume 70 cl / Alc 46.1% Vol
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This whisky is a tribute to our powerful 30-litre casks that have been with us since the start of Mackmyra
Mackmyra Gruvguld (Gold from the mine) has been aged in small casks of 30, 100 and 128 litres, in the mine of Bodås, 50 metres below ground. This whisky is a tribute to our powerful 30-litre casks that have been with us since the start, and more than half of the finished result was aged in these casks of different oak types and finishes.
The new make that was aged, is mainly of the unpeated recipe, with an exception of a few smoky casks for a hint of spiciness. Included in the wide variety of casks used, there are also some that previously stored Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry to add a gentle fruitiness. The casks included in Gruvguld have been stored between five and sixteen years.
Nose: Spicy, berry and fruity with light oily tones, roasted notes of vanilla, oak and butterscotch. A slightly warm oaky spiciness with a feeling of tar and minerals. Sweet tones are found in raisins, almond paste, citrus and candy pears. Varied notes of different whiskys with soft notes of blackcurrant, anise, ginger and tobacco leaves.
Taste: Spicy with a berry fruitiness and oak. Blackcurrant, pear caramel and grapefruit. Soft spicy oak with light tar tones and tobacco leaves. The texture has a certain oilinessAftertaste: Oily, spicy and berry with a drier finish.
Bourbon: 30 L — 100 L (1st fill / 2nd fill)Swedish Oak: 30 L — 100 L (Virgin / 1st fill / 2nd fill)Oloroso: 30 L (Virgin / 1st fill)New American Oak: 128 L (Virgin / 1st fill / saturated w. Oloroso)Swedish Oak + Bourbon: 30 L (Virgin / 2nd fill / saturated w. PX)
Our Main Warehouse - Bodås Mine
Bodås mine is named after the small community Bodås which is located a few miles southwest of Mackmyra. In the 1950s, the mine was home to about 150 men mining ore in the dark mine shafts, 430 metres underground at the deepest point.
After decommissioning we discovered that the mine fit in perfectly with our requirements for a warehouse; it was cool, dark and humid. In addition, we wanted the casks to be safe, the old mine in Bodås was in other words perfect for whisky storage!
Today our casks are safe and secure, maturing in the whisky-scented mine tunnels 50 -metres under the mountain.
Awards & Reviews
Angela D'Orazio , Master Blender at Mackmyra“This is one of the most exciting and fascinating seasonal editions we have made. The result has exceeded our expectations. Gruvguld is the essence of our smaller barrels in Bodås Mine collected in a bottle. Multifaceted, oaky, buttery and spicy, as a mosaic image of all the different casks that are in the mix. I and my colleagues are very proud and hope that it will be appreciated."
Lightly smoked, very pleasant easy-drinking whisky.