Mackmyra links with calvados producer for latest project

Mackmyra has collaborated with a leading Calvados producer to create a limited edition seasonal whisky.

Äppelblom (apple blossom), which is described as “a whisky reminiscent of spring and fresh green apples in both taste and design”, has been created by finishing the process in saturated oak casks which previously held Calvados.

Mackmyra’s master blender Angela D’Orazio worked together with Calvados producer Christian Drouin and his son Guillaume, to create ehe single malt whisky with “a lovely twist of apple”.

D’Orazio said: “The choice of calvados producer was easy. Christian Drouin creates absolutely fantastic calvados in all respects, with genuine craftsmanship in every product since 1965, he has challenged French traditions in this area, and is therefore the perfect match for Mackmyra’s approach and our enjoyment of experimenting. The light apple tones from our whisky, in combination with the more mature apple flavours from the calvados, give Äppelblom a generous cask character with a fine spicy balance,”

Guillaume Drouin, managing director at Calvados Christian Drouin, said: “Calvados is a delicate and fruity spirit. When discovering Äppelblom, I was very impressed by the delicate marriage between the pear and citrus notes of the whisky with the apple and oxidative flavours given by our casks.

"The result is a very expressive and elegant whisky which will be just perfect at spring time. Since we have a very long aging for our calvados we hardly get the opportunity to use them for a second fill, therefore I was happy to see the result of this innovative aging using one of the very few casks we ship from our cellar.”

Mackmyra Äppelblom is priced £60 for a 70cl bottle and it has been launched into the UK market this month.  

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