Mackmyra Svensk Ek Swedish Single Malt Whisky is part of the new generation of Swedish malt whisky, produced using Swedish ingredients at the Mackmyra Bruk mill, which has a tradition of craftsmanship dating back to the 17th century. It is made by Mackmyra at their distillery in Mackmyra Bruk. Mackmyra was founded by in 1999 by eight classmates from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with the first commercial whisky coming on stream in 2002. Mackmyra also use newly manufactured Swedish oak casks, made using oak that was planted on the island of Visingsö 160 years ago and intended for use in building warships for the Swedish navy. They use a lot of small 100-litre casks, which produces an exciting, powerful ageing process The Whisky is aged in the Bodås mine, 50 metres down inside the primary rock. Mackmyra Svensk Ek is also aged in Bourbon casks which add hints of vanilla and toffee.