Mackmyra’s Björksav

Category – Spirits, whisky, Sweden, single malt, 46.1% abv

Available – From later this month

Location – In Sweden through Systembolaget stores and online across Europe, limited to 15,000 units

Price – In the UK, GBP59.90 (US$83.44) per 70cl bottle

Swedish distiller Mackmyra has launched a limited-edition single malt whisky as part of its ‘Seasonal’ series of bottlings. Taking its name from the Swedish words for ‘birch’ and ‘sap’, Björksav was partially matured in a mix of ex-Bourbon and ex-Oloroso casks as well as birch sap casks previously used by Swedish winery Grythyttan Vin. 

Each year, the company releases two limited-edition expressions that feature the prevailing season’s flavours, such as last August’s Jaktlycka – a whisky aged in ex- Grythyttan Vin berry wine casks.

In 2019, Mackmyra released Intelligens, a whisky it claimed to be the first in the world made using artificial intelligence.

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