Mackmyra // Sweden
Part of their Seasonal (Säsongswhisky) range, Mackmyra Vinterglöd has matured in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, American virgin oak and first-fill casks, and most interestingly, in mulled wine casks. Swedish for winter glow, the name is very apt for a spirit that was influenced by this quintessential winter drink. Mackmyra Vinterglöd was originally released in late 2018.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypePedro Ximenez sherry, American virgin oak and first-fill casks & mulled wine casks
"Mackmyra Vinterglöd is sweet and spicy, with pronounced notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, but also soft notes of milk chocolate and charred oak. The palate is a strange mix of the sherry cask and mulled wine, which works, surprisingly! There's the blackberries and raisins, as well as fudge, but then also warming spices that are clearly the result of maturation in mulled wine casks. Could've done with a little more viscosity, but overall a successful experience."