Mackmyra Vinterglöd

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Calculated age
03 years old
Sherry-, Glöggvin-, American- & Swedish Oak
46.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
29 Sep 2018 5:27 pm by FuriousRS

Average value

€ 74.36

19 × in wishlist

112 × member ratings

350 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Vinterglöd

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.13 points

  1. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A small part of the malt was finished in Glögg barrels, you can tell that. The spices are fierce and seem a bit set (they are actually too). The orange is the blast, very intense. Again a special experiment by Mackmyra, but certainly not the best of this distillery. I am disturbed by the penetrating anise / clove aroma, especially in the finish.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Orange just peeled, very intense, anise, gingerbread with white icing, clove, burnt sweet popcorn, vanilla, cinnamon
    • Taste
      82 82
      watery, spicy, a lot of orange, a lot of cloves, a lot of anise, lots of pepper, endive, coffee, then cherry, pumpernickel, gingerbread, vanilla, lemon
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium to long, hot and sour, spicy mulled wine, clove, anise, orange, cherry, coffee, endive

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Christmas cake thoroughly! cinnamon thoroughly! clove! A gadget will say some. A treat I say!

    Enthusiasm 5/5

    Whisky # 1852

  3. GJR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


    I think this is the mulled wine jobbie, yep. I try [with futility] to keep up with all the casks involved: 100-120 litres. PX, virgin and first-fill US oak, first & second-fill ex-bourbon, wine casks,…… all sorts. From Mackmyra’s website ‘Mackmyra Vinterglöd (winter glow) is an elegant Swedish single malt whisky distilled at Mackmyra Bruk. This whisky is inspired by the Swedish winter tradition of drinking mulled wine during the colder months of the year‘.

    N: Not dissimilar to the Whisky Circus cask, this is perfumed new make-y/genever/gin-like with a lemony-icing ginger profile,… moving later to cider vinegar,… ohh so much vinegar – so sherry then – and some other weird berry juice, no doubt the mulled wine now talking. Despite promising myself I wouldn’t make lists tonight,…. there’s French white butter, more mint sauce [the vinegar note kicking in again], pickle Caramel to Vitam R, gravy to roast dinners, veggie sausages, oiled leather, a touch of methylated spirits,…[gentle] pine needle mash,… The complexity here, on the nose, is extraordinary.

    T: Likened to Teeling Amburana [using Brazilian cachaca wood – Stephen], we’ve more ginger and lemon cake, delicious entertaining prickles,…. glimpses of Nc’nean,..

    F: A slight waxy greasiness, fruitiness remains – yet now decidedly sour into putty < mash [hummus-smooth] – all very light. Light melon fruity caramel-y white oaky peppery beer at the death with some pine needles.

    C: After hearing how much engineering has gone into this one, I was doubtful. However, the outcome is favourable. This was the most unexpected surprise of the night, and the one that had my vote as a result. If I can find a bottle for £50, I’ll buy one.

  5. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official description:

    Mackmyra Vinterglöd is a limited seasonal edition of a spicy and tasty Swedish single malt whisky with a finish characteristic of Mackmyra in oak barrels that previously stored Swedish mulled wine (Glöggvin) and PX sherry.
    The whisky consists of the elegant recipe from Mackmyra Bruk.
    The nose is spicy and fruity with sweet jam, candied orange peel, muscovado sugar and warm raisin tones.
    The taste is spicy, fruity with a note of oak, candied fruits and roasted oak. The Vinterglöd is a whisky for collectors and people who want to experience something new.
    This single malt is a very successful refinement of the legendary Midvinter.

    Nose: Spicy and fruity with sweet jam, candied orange peel, muscovado sugar and warm raisin tones, mixed with light glögg aromas, vanilla and butter cream. Soft oiliness with sweet raisins, roasted oak, almonds, ginger and pear caramel.

    Taste: Spicy, fruity with a note of oak. Candied fruits and orange, spicy vanilla with roasted oak tones, ginger, tobacco leaves and almonds.
    A medium-soft, slightly oily texture.

    Finish: oak, spice and fruit.

    PX Sherry: 200 L
    Mulled wine: 100 L - 128 L
    1st fill American oak: 128 L Virgin / 1st fill

  6. Maltimizer scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I love the Mackmyra bottlings, but I just don't like Christmas spices .....
    • Nose
      80 80
      Christmas! Strong herbs, orange peel, mandarins, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon. Once you've overcome that, the typical Mack comes to the fore.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Mulled wine spices, cloves, vanilla, oranges, cherries, pepper, herbal sweets
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium length, bitter herbs, creamy

  7. Mapl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. majoma1960 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An absolute delight in the run up and over the Christmas period. Full of seasonal spices. Great.

  9. Lord.Dominic scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    Special whisky that was stored in a mulled wine barrel.

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    albeit in terms of taste far from the prevailing opinion - I find it tasty and could approve 45-50 €
    • Nose
      I am confused: Primarily and clearly strong herbal-spicy, of sweetness and fruit, as you can read in the official description and many notes, I find almost nothing
    • Taste
      Herbal and spicy again, then green, pine needles, slightly resinous, Ricola
    • Finish
      long, warm, bitter herbs, cough syrup


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