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Moment 22

Volume 70 cl. / Alc 42,4 % / /

The fact that Sweden had finally produced its own single malt whisky was welcome news that gave many Swedes a feeling of pride, including us of course. It was our whisky, but it was also Sweden’s whisky. Needless to say, we wanted as many people as possible to get the chance to join the Swedish whisky journey right from the very start. During the years 2005-2007, Mackmyra launched a series called Preludium – which provided a foretaste of our direction in terms of the taste and creative process.
With this edition, the journey continues for the whisky that was both praised and criticised, but which most importantly also spread the word about Mackmyra and Swedish whisky around the country. Moment 22 is a reborn reincarnation of the Preludium series, taken from our whisky archives and transferred to 30-litre Swedish oak casks for another 3.5 years of final aging. Many thanks to all of you who have been with us on this journey over the years!

 

PRELUDIUMSERIEN

Mackmyra Preludium is a series of six editions that were bottled in a limited edition during 2006 and 2007. The different editions have their own characters which together gave a good insight into our production and our whiskey stocks during our first years. On the launch days the queues were long at many of Swedens bottle shops and the bottles were sold only hours after opening.

Tasting notes

Nose

An oily, buttery and berrylike aroma with rounded hints of oak. Round tar with a certain saltiness followed by vanilla, dried fruit, arrack, chocolate, pear caramel, almond paste and ginger. Herbs, minerals and spices along with tobacco leaves, anise, hay and white pepper.

Taste

Fruity, slightly vinous, tarry and spicy. Spicy, herby and light smoky notes in a background of rounded Oloroso. Vanilla with hints of oak, caramel and saltiness. Roquefort cheese with a clear mineral element. The texture is oily and full.

Aftertaste

Spicy with oak, light peat notes and a long, soft aftertaste of vanilla, ginger, anise and herbs, as well as dried fruit.

Stored deep in Bodås Mine are thousands of casks which are regularly appraised by Angela D’Orazio, Mackmyra’s Master Blender. Whilst monitoring their progress she occasionally hits upon exceptional casks which demand to be bottled either as they are or in an edition with a particularly clear vision.
The exclusive Moment series was created for just these occasions. Showcasing Mackmyra’s most exclusive casks, only very limited editions of the series have been produced. Created in 2011, the series has resulted in around 30 unique editions since then.