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    Mackmyra Swedish Whisky Tasting

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    Mackmyra Swedish Whisky
    Tutored Tasting
    Thursday 7th November 2019
    7pm – 9pm


    We’re very excited to host an evening sampling a selection of whisky from Sweden’s innovative Mackmyra distillery. Founded 20 years ago, Mackmyra is at the forefront of Swedish whisky production and it’s use of unusual wines like birch sap or cloudberry to season the Swedish oak barrels produces some cracking malts: Mackmyra ambassador Alex Johnson will be on hand to talk us through their incredible range including ‘Intelligens’ the new whisky designed entirely by Artificial Intelligence! To compliment the tasting we’ll be serving Scandinavian inspired snacks supplied by Baltzersen's.

    Cost is £20 per head redeemable against any 2 bottles of Mackmyra whisky purchased on the night.

    Places are limited so please book in advance by emailing amanda@harrogatewines.com or calling us on 01423 522270.

    TASTING MENU


    1. Mack Highball - one of Mackmyra’s signature cocktails - long, refreshing and full of MACK character, the sparkling pear makes for an incredibly moreish highball. Mack By Mackmyra is a robust and fruity whisky with a real vanilla and orchard fruit backbone is made into a delicious that pairs harmoniously with pear.

    2. Brukswhisky
    Brukswhisky has a balanced character with fruits and butterscotch. The nose is clean and fresh, with light, spicy, notes of Swedish peat and juniper. Clear fruitiness with butterscotch, citrus and pear. Prominent notes are liquorice and mint.


    3. Svensk Ek
    Svensk Ek has a spicy character giving notes of sandalwood, dried ginger, black pepper, roasted oak barrel and herbs to our whisky. Fruity and smooth with citrus, caramel and honey. A light oakiness can be discerned at the end.

    4. Svensk Rök
    Svensk Rök (Swedish Smoke) is the only smoky single malt whisky made from Swedish ingredients only. In Sweden, juniper has been used to season food for generations. Now you can enjoy the timeless flavour in a golden liquid form! The aroma is slightly smoky and spicy, with a much smokier flavour and peaty juniper notes. A slight saltiness with minerals, anise and green fruits.

    5. Intelligens - new AI whisky
    This is the first time that Artificial Intelligence has been used to augment and automate the most time consuming process of whisky creation. The distillery’s machine learning models, powered by Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and AI cognitive services developed by Fourkind, are fed with Mackmyra’s existing recipes (including those for award-winning blends), sales data, and customer preferences to produce Intelligens. We envisage this tasting to split opinion!

    6. Vintersol - new port cask
    The aromatic profile of the whisky comes from finishing in casks that previously held port wine with notes of vanilla, chocolate and pepper. The resulting whisky is elegant With a light spiciness and notes of warm raisins, sun ripe fruits, tropical berries, buttery pear fudge, vanilla and toasted oak.

    7. Reserve Cask sample - Elegant Oloroso
    The Elegant recipe lets the base sweetness from the barley come forward and gives you a soft and delicate whisky with a round base and fresh fruity touch. Available to buy by the cask!

    8. Moment Fjällmark
    Aged in casks that previously held Swedish cloudberry wine and sherry, Fjallmark is a whisky with a lot of oak and fruitiness together with notes of cloudberry, sweet grapes and vanilla,. Buttery notes of sherry wine, pear fudge and vanilla. along with toasted oak and tobacco give a full rounded taste.

    Tickets are £20 refunded on any two bottle purchase!

    Places are limited so please book in advance by emailing amanda@harrogatewines.com or calling us on 01423 522270.