I don’t think many outside Sweden know Gammelstilla Whisky but you should look their way.
The distillery is young and have released it’s first whisky in march 2017. The idea for the distillery startede in 2004, but the first production was not ready for maturation before 2014. I will write about my visit at the distillery in another post.
The Gammelstilla Whisky “Isak Mackey” is a beauty at 54.6% ABV matured in ex-bourbon casks. Finished in New Swedish Oak for six months and then again in ex-bourbon for two months.
In total; 3 years and 8 months old Whisky that taste like a 8-10 year old – wow.
They have used 30 liter casks for the maturation.
Gammelstilla Whisky “Isak Mackey” got its name to commemorate the Scot Isak Mackey who in the 1600s came to Gammelstilla to work and he built a small distillery in the town. However, that distillery is not to be found anywhere, but the tradition has been taken up in Gammelstilla again.
They only released 800 bottles of “Isak Mackey”and of course it was sold out when I visited near by. That was sad for me, I just got to taste it at the campsite Årsunda Strandbad.
This October (2017) they will release another 600-800 bottles of a other whisky, they haven’t named yet, in the Systembolag near Gävle in Sweden.
Hmmm I wish I could be there when they do.
It is a fantastic whisky when you think of how young it is.
Cheers for some good swedish whisky 😊
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙮: Gammelstilla Whisky
𝙉𝙖𝙢𝙚: Isak Mackey
𝙏𝙮𝙥𝙚: Single Malt
𝘼𝙜𝙚: 3 years and 8 months
𝘼𝙡𝙘 %: 54.6
𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙨: Ex-Bourbon (3 years) Finished in New Swedish Oak (6 months) and then Ex-bourbon again (2 months). I think all casks used are 30 liters. Maybe also 55 liter casks.
𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙧: Yes
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 2014
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 2017, March 11th
𝙇𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙: 800 bottles (50 cl)
𝙍𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙙: March 2017
🅼🆈 🆃🅰🆂🆃🅸🅽🅶 🅽🅾🆃🅴🆂
👃: Sweet oakiness, vanilla, some spice like nutmeg or clove
👄: Creamy, vanilla, dark chocolate, oak and some more oak but in the pleasant way
😋: medium long with loads of oak, mocha and lovely dark chocolate
𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮: 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 (5/6)
🅼🆈 🆁🅰🆃🅸🅽🅶 🆂🆈🆂🆃🅴🅼
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙀𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙖 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝘼 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙛
🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙙𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 – 𝙈𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙢 𝙢𝙖𝙮𝙗𝙚
🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙙 – 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮
🥃🥃 – 𝙄𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣
🥃 – 𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩