Like much of Europe outside of Scotland, Swedish whisky is a very young industry, having gotten its start as recently as 1999, when Mackmyra began operations in the town of Valbo. Swedish whisky is commonly made in the single malt style, and its malt may be smoked with peat and/or juniper branches, giving it a unique character not found in other regions’ whiskies. Fewer than a dozen distilleries in the country are currently producing whisky.
Top Swedish Whisky Posts:
Tasting the Spirits of Sweden’s Spirit of Hven
Mackmyra Swedish Whisky “The First Edition”
The Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn Distillery, or simply “Hven,” can be found on a small island wedged between Sweden and Denmark (it’s part of Sweden). Hven, pronounced “venn,” was established in 2008 as part of the ...
I’m married to a Swede, but this is — amazingly — my first Swedish whisky. Sweden has a fairly young history as a whisky producer — only nine distilleries are operating in the country now, ...