Cask 11-1181 | 49 BOTTLES | 53.6%ABV
In 2012, Mackmyra opened the Mackmyra Village, relocating within Gavle to a dedicated site. Watch here for more information.
With this came the new Skogslagret or Forest Warehouse, a dedicated, climate-controlled warehouse a short walk from the main distillery. This cask matured here for 5.5 years between 4th October 2012 to 24th April 2018 in a Gravity cask (more on these below).
However, this cask is special for its recipe – Extra Rok (smoky), which re-launched in 2011 with this fantastic advert.
Mackmyra both malt and smoke the barley used in their peated whisky, using Swedish-grown barley and peat drawn from the nearby Karinmossen (Karin bog). To add a further Swedish dimension to the smoky flavour, the peat is seasoned with brittle juniper twigs. For the extra-smoky recipe, Mackmyra doubled the ratio of peated to unpeated malt in the new make, creating a phenol level around 55ppm.
This cask resulted in 49 bottles at 53.6%ABV.