Mackmyra’s unique Gravity Distillery, just outside Gävle in Sweden, measures 35 metres above the ground and is based on the principle of gravity, meaning that the whole process flows from the top down in an energy-efficient way. “If we are going to be around for the next 200 years, we really need to think about the consequences for the environment,” says Lisa Collins, export area manager at Mackmyra. The best-selling whisky, Svensk Ek (meaning ‘Swedish oak’), has a spicy character and notes of sandalwood, dried ginger, black pepper, roasted oak barrel and herbs.