Swedish whisky distillery Mackmyra is introducing a new limited edition to its exclusive Moment series; aimed at upcoming winter festivities and dinners. Moment Körsbärsrök (Cherry Smoke) is a sophisticated single malt whisky that has matured at Bodås Mine since being distilled at Mackmyra Bruk. This whisky provides an elegant balance between spiciness, sweetness and smoke. It will be launched as a very limited edition that can be ordered from 11 November 2020.
Mackmyra’s new smoky product Moment Körsbärsrök is a spicy and smoky whisky with hints of sweet cherries, and was distilled at Mackmyra Bruk in 2010-2011. The recipe is based on a combination of a smoky distillate matured in ex-Bourbon casks, as well as elegant distillates matured in casks saturated with cherry wine, which give the whisky a fruity sweetness with a clear hint of cherry. The whisky is medium smoky, as the cherry notes are supplemented by Mackmyra’s small 30-litre cask smoky recipe and 100 – 128-litre casks in which Mackmyra’s distillate has matured with a ‘smoke tail’.
“In my opinion, a mature and smoky whisky such as this, with final maturing in cherry wine casks, is a real ‘end-of-the-year’ whisky. It is the perfect accompaniment to a Roquefort cheese or a soft, mature Brie at the end of a nice dinner with family and friends in the autumn darkness. It has a nicely distinct smoky character that doesn’t dominate the other finely-tuned flavours in the whisky too much,” says Mackmyra Master Blender Angela D’Orazio.
The taste is fruity and smoky in combination with a well-balanced spiciness derived from tar, peat, juniper, vanilla and fruity berries, roasted oak, aniseed, citrus and pear caramel. The colour gives warm apricot-toned highlights.
Moment Körsbärsrök will be launched as a limited edition of 1,500 bottles on 25 November 2020.
Moment Körsbärsrök (Cherry Smoke)
Limited to 1,500 bottles
Available as of: 25 November 2020
Alcohol by volume: 43.0 %