This is a big weekend for the eight founders of Sweden’s Mackmyra Distillery. Their initial dream of building Sweden’s first whisky distillery has been more successful than they dreamed…so much so that they’ve had to build a second distillery a couple of kilometers away to meet global demand. Rikard Lundborg was one of the founders, and now heads up global sales for the company. He’ll tell us about the new distillery, which uses a unique design to minimize energy use and maximize efficiency…and he’ll give us the real story behind the ski trip that was the genesis for Mackmyra. In the news, Beam acquires Ireland’s Cooley Distillery, a 55-year-old Glenfiddich breaks auction records at Bonhams, and tasting notes for a 60-year-old single malt from The Macallan.

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