The name Bruks comes from the village the old distillery is in, Mackmyra Bruk. Mackmyra roughly translates to ‘midge-y swap’ (as in the annoying little midge-y flies that are out and about during the summer) and bruk translates to mean mill, forge or work. It can also mean regular so the name is a representation of its place of birth.
Stocks in this blend are from casks between 7-12 years old, meaning it’s a blend of whisky from move distilleries, with some coming from peated malt. The casks are a mix of first fill bourbon, Swedish oak and ex-oloroso.
The Bruks is a fresher style than the Mack with lots of pleasant tropical, apple and floral notes. There’s elements of lemon sherbet and almond that give a touch of sweetness along with honeysuckle, bananas and a little spice.
It’s a perfect all round whisky, not exactly peaty but not too sweet or buttery and great for spring/summer whisky drinking.