Private Cask Explained
Why 30 Litre Casks?
There’s a logical explanation as to why Mackmyra’s much loved 30-litre casks are the size they are. During the distillation process we carefully separate the “heart” of the distillate, which is the usable portion. Our first self-produced copper pot-stills could hold 100 litres of weak spirit, which produced a “heart” of pretty much exactly 30 litres following distillation. So as a result of the volume produced during distillation, the first 30-litre cask was created in the year 2000.
Another major benefit associated with the small casks is that the contact area of the oak in relation to volume is larger than is traditionally the case, which allows the whisky to mature more quickly and intensively.