The site is primarily for the Danish market and consequently in Danish
The site is primarily for the Danish market and consequently in Danish. Of
course a lot of the site is multi-lingual because the products have the same
name anywhere in the universe. Links on the right hand side of the pages are in
Danish –except this page, which we have made for our suppliers and for those who
are interested in seeing who we are. If you have any questions regarding Mac Y
please feel free to contact us on
Mac Y is a limited company or incorporated depending on what side of “the pond”
you are looking from. All shares are on private hands – 13 men and women to be
precise, all with interest in whisky and other tasteful spirits.
The name Mac Y originates from YMCA where most of the founders we members in the
local sports club. It all started back in September 1996 as a partnership
company by some guys who were willing to put some of their money into this
venture. All the owners had their everyday jobs and there were absolutely no
resources for employees. All work had consequently to be done by the owners in
their scares free time.
After approximately five years – in 2002 - the company was turned into a limited
company and one of the brains behind the economy and trade – Søren Nørgaard -
was hired as manager. His father had marked himself as a brilliant salesman and
as a retired person he was allowed to take any job and was hired as salesman.
Now the company was for real and serious business and as this article is written
in January 2004 there are as many a five persons working in Mac Y on a daily
basis. Still the owners have to give a hand on almost 100 whisky tastings a year
and other more trivial duties.
Today Mac Y is a serious supplier of whisky incl. bourbon and rye, rum, cognac,
armagnac, tequila, gin, vodka, liqueurs, absinth, poteen, ginger wine, cachaca
and more. Common for all the products are that they are individually selected
and have to undergo the Mac Y panel’s critical tests. As we say “We don’t sell
anything that we do not like to drink ourselves”. The list of suppliers is long
and can be found under the links page. We only sell products to specialist shops
where the customer can get a serious guidance on which product to buy. Our
products do not deserve to be put along with wash powder on a random shelf in a
supermarket – do yours? The number of shops has gone beyond 500 in Denmark.
We see ourselves as serious dealers of quality products which you can see for
yourself in the product lists on this web site. We also have a unique situation
because the owners and employees all are a sort of enthusiast who often leads to
debates on the products and their origin, history etc. We also claim that we
know facts about the products.
Mac Y even produces whisky – Black Whisky – distilled and bottled by The
Distillery. Find more information on
here a brief slideshow
presentation of MAC Y.
Until now Mac Y has been the main supporter for the Danish whisky fair –
www.whiskymessen.dk – and will hopefully continue that way.