Skördetid, is an elegant whisky with a six months finish in Masi Costasera Amarone casks, which results in a whisky with sweet, vinous notes of grapes, raisins and a herbal spiciness. Skördetid, which is Swedish for “harvest time”, is the result of close collaboration between Mackmyra and the Italian wine producer Masi, and is available in limited quantities.
This is the first time we present a seasonal whisky with Amarone cask finishing. Using the complex and unique flavours of this wine, gives this latest edition a soft and spicy character that is suited to autumn and winter.
Skördetid is an elegant Swedish single malt whisky partially matured in Italian Amarone casks, Masi Costasera Amarone, but which has kept the original character of Mackmyra’s whisky casks. The whisky was initially matured in the Bodås mine in Sweden in our Mackmyra casks, and, to finish the whisky, a high proportion spent a final six months in the Masi 600 litres oak barrels.
The aroma is spicy, fruity and herbal with warm vinous grape notes and a slightly mineral tone. On the palette, the flavours are fruity and spicy with raisins and dried pears, as well as ginger and vanilla. The mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied. The long finish is fruity and spicy with notes of oak and warm raisins.