Myken Arctic Single Malt - United Americans 2021

RELEASE-DATE: March 5th, 2021

ALCOHOL STRENGTH: 47 % ABV

AGE: 4 years

BOTTLE SIZE: 500 ml

# OF BOTTLES: 1100

PACKAGING: Bottle only

No colour added, no chill filtration

ARTICLE NUMBER, VINMONOPOLET:  12670702   

PRICE, VINMONOPOLET: kr. 949,90  (SOLD OUT)

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TOTAL COMPOSITION

35 % stored in ex-bourbon casks

65 % stored in American oak

INGREDIENTS

Yeast: Safspirit M-1 distiller’s yeast
Malt:  84 % Weyermann Pilsner Malt, Extra Hell and 16 % Castle Maltings «Whisky malt», 35 ppm phenols
Process water: Desalinated sea water (reverse osmosis) from Myken municipal water plant
Cooling water: Sea water pumped directly from the ocean
Batch size: 125 kg malt / 580 - 650 L wort

BATCH

BATCHES: 55 - 56

Average fermentation time: 110 hours
Distillation date(s): July 24th  – 29th , 2015
Average distillation time, low wines: 6,5 hours
Average distillation time, hearts: 3,6 hours
Cut point, head to heart: 15 minutes
Cut point, heart to tails: 60,0 % ABV 

 

BATCHES 191 - 193

Average fermentation time: 93,5 hours
Distillation date(s): July 18th -23th , 2017
Average distillation time, low wines: 8,3 hours

Average distillation time, hearts: 4,3 hours
Cut point, head to heart: 7 minutes (average)
Cut point, heart to tails: 59,4 % ABV

BATCHES 197 - 199

Average fermentation time: 64,5 hours
Distillation date(s): July 26nd – 29th, 2017
Average distillation time, low wines: 6,7 hours

Average distillation time, hearts: 4,6 hours
Cut point, head to heart: 9 minutes (average)
Cut point, heart to tails: 59,9 – 60,0 % ABV

 

BATCHES 219 – 220 Peated

Average fermentation time: 63,7 hours
Distillation date(s): August 17th – 19th, 2017
Average distillation time, low wines: 7,6 hours

Average distillation time, hearts: 4,4 hours
Cut point, head to heart: 9 minutes (average)
Cut point, heart to tails: 60,0 % ABV

CASKS FOR MATURATION

CASK 1: Unpeated

Date for cask filling: Aug 1st , 2015

Date for cask emptying: January 17th, 2021

200-litre ex-bourbon cask, 1st fill, cask number: 15/017 (M23)

Strength at filling: 58,8 % ABV

Strength at emptying: 62,7 % ABV for blend of all casks

Volume at filling: 196,1 L

Angels share (calculated) 17 % for all casks.

Storage conditions: racked in an insulated room without temperature control

CASK 2: Unpeated 

Date for cask filling: July 23rd and 29th, 2017

Date for cask emptying: January 17th, 2021

40-litre Swedish oak, second fill (ex-Myken), cask number: 17/019 (M89)

Strength at filling: 62,7 % ABV

Strength at emptying: 62,7 % ABV for blend of all casks

Volume at filling: 92,3 L

Angels share (calculated) 17 % for all casks.

Storage conditions: racked in an insulated room without temperature control

CASK 3: Unpeated

Date for cask filling: July 29th, 2017

Date for cask emptying: January 17th, 2021

100-litre virgin American oak, medium toast, cask number: 17/020 (M90)

Strength at filling: 63,4 % ABV

Strength at emptying: 62,7 % ABV for blend of all casks

Volume at filling: 91,4 L

Angels share (calculated) 17 % for all casks.

Storage conditions: racked in an insulated room without temperature control

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CASK 4: Unpeated

Date for cask filling: July 29th, 2017

Date for cask emptying: January 18th, 2021

100-litre virgin American oak, heavy toast, cask number: 17/021 (M91)

Strength at filling: 63,4 % ABV

Strength at emptying: 62,7 % ABV for blend of all casks

Volume at filling: 91 L

Angels share (calculated) 17 % for all casks.

Storage conditions: racked in an insulated room without temperature control​

 

CASK 5 Peated:

Date for cask filling: September 15th, 2017

Date for cask emptying: January 17th, 2021

100-litre virgin American oak, heavy toast, cask number: 17/038 (M104)

Strength at filling: 63,4 % ABV

Strength at emptying: 62,7 % ABV for blend of all casks

Volume at filling: 91,7 L

Angels share (calculated) 17 % for all casks.

Storage conditions: racked in an insulated room without temperature control

 

“Married” in a steel tank for 4 days before bottling.

Diluted to 47 % ABV before bottling, with desalinated sea water from the Myken municipal water plant.

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