Mackmyra AI:02 Intelligens Single Malt Swedish Whisky (700ml)
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Mackmyra AI:02 Intelligens Single Malt Swedish Whisky (700ml)

$160. 00
$1920.00 Dozen
ABV: 46.1%

The second release in Mackmyra's Intelligens series is created using artificial intelligence under the supervision of Master Blender, Angela D'Orazio. Developed by Microsoft partner, Fourkind, the AI takes in all kinds of data from the distillery's existing recipes, as well as sales data and customer preferences. At the beginning, D'Orazio used her experience to determine which recipes would work well together while correcting other less desirable combinations. As this process was repeated, the AI algorithm began to learn which combinations were the most favourable. These recipes became the Intelligens series. AI:02 has an attractive softness to the nose countered by sweet wood notes and a lightly coastal-smokey edge. Like most other Mackmyra whiskies, this is easily approachable. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, full and rounded with subtle flavours of poached pears, salted dark chocolate, nutty oloroso and trace peat dovetailing together in a seamless mesh. The finish is appropriately balanced but not long, with a frail smokiness returning late. 46.1% Alc./Vol. The exact cask breakdown was as follows:

1st Fill Ex-Bourbon, 200L
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon, 100L
Freshly saturated Ex-Oloroso, 128L
Virgin American Oak, 128L
Virgin Swedish Oak, 30L (Pre-stored smoky recipe)

Notes from the producers... Nose: Fruity tones of green pear and honey blended together with vanilla and butterscotch. Mouth: Vanilla fudge with notes of citrus, slightly spicy pepper and a clear oak barrel character. Everything softly wrapped in smoky peat and juniper. Summary: Sweet fruits and oaky tones, followed by a discreet smoky tail.