Lab+Distillery is dedicated to the craftsmanship and culture of craft liquor. Here we test, explore and bring new ideas to life together with skilled craftsmen within the drinking-sphere.
Our distillery at Mackmyra Bruk is located somewhat 12 kilometers west of the city of Gävle. If there’s a place for everyone – this is the one for us. Here, with influences from the Swedish landscape, we took our first steps towards becoming the distillery we are today. Now we’re back for another round, in a new creative shape.
The distillery at Mackmyra Bruk was opened in 2002 and is a full scale pot-still distillery. It’s here that Mackmyra distilled their first single malt whisky up until year 2011, when the Gravity distillery in Mackmyra Whisky village opened and the production was moved. In 2017, the distillery at Mackmyra Bruk was brought back up and running under the name Lab+Distillery by Mackmyra, with the purpose to produce new innovative spirit-categories in collaboration with skilled craft distillers.
We’re happy to introduce our very first craft distiller Rickard Aldén. Rickard started working at the distillery already at young age and has now returned from studying at KTH and in Japan. He is the creator of Kreatör [jin].
“Kreatör [jin] has been produced without compromises and I’ve spent months finding the right spices and distilling over 200 different styles of flavor during the summer. I had a clear vision of what qualities our gin should have, and that’s exactly where I landed – if not better.” – Says Rickard.