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Volume 70 cl / Alc 46.1% Vol
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A treasure from the ancient Swedish woods, a saga that unfolds in flavour.
Mackmyra Jaktlycka (Happy hunting) is a Swedish single malt whisky that celebrates autumn, berry foraging and the treasures to be found in the ancient Swedish woods.
As you savour Jaktlycka an engaging trail of blueberries and lingonberries is revealed, as the whisky was predominantly matured in casks that previously held Swedish berry wine from the craft producer Grythyttan.
The essence of the whisky is our elegant recipe, aged in casks of Swedish and American oak, combined with a handful of smoky recipe casks for an inviting depth.
Nose: Spicy with warm fruity grape tones and notes of herbs. Soft vanilla oak with aromas of anise, ginger, raisins, pear caramel and vanilla.
Mouth: Soft fruity and spicy with berries and dried fruit. Pear, raisins, ginger and vanilla. The texture is creamy and medium-bodied.
Summary: Berry, fruity, spicy and oaky with warm notes of raisins.
Saturated American Oak, 30-100 LSaturated Swedish Oak, 30-100 LSaturated Ex-Bourbon, 30-100 LNew and 1st fill American Oak, 128 LNew and 1st fill Oloroso, 128-200 L
Behind Grythyttan Vin are Per and Ingunn, two passionate winemakers who want to highlight the tastes and grandeur of the Nordic forests. With berries, fruit and birch sap, they create natural berry wines, showing consideration for nature and respect for the ingredients. A natural experience for you to savour and enjoy.
Grythyttan only use nature's own pantry with no additives, as they are completely convinced that the berries can speak for themselves. Their work shows consideration for both product and planet, from when they receive the ingredients through to quality inspection, fermentation, storage and bottling.
The Story of Jaktlycka
Jakt (meaning hunt) is a dry, fresh red wine made from wild blueberries and lingonberries from the forests of Bergslagen in central Sweden. The wine has a clear ruby-red colour and fresh aromas of forest berries and oak.
Ripe, freshly-picked blueberries set the tone in Grythyttan Jakt, with the combination of sweetness and acidity providing a pleasant fruitiness. The red gold of the forest, lingonberries, contribute acidity and bitterness to enhance the crispness of the wine.
This was certainly a favourite in the tasting pack - I should have ordered more. Matthew is also a credit to the brand
Smooth, elegant with a hint of berries - a great malt.
Excellent whisky. What else needs to be said?
After leaving in the glass for awhile (like wine) it was much looser and very drinkable. Great change from the normal Scottish single malts that I have. LW
Interesting combination of tastes. I always dilute it with tap water as 46.1% alc. is too strong neat.
Really drinkable. Curious (from a Scottish palate) in that it comes across initially like a light lowland malt but develops into a fruity and rich aftertaste.
A great winter dram