Mackmyra Vintersol

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Quinta Do Vallado Port Wine
46.1 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
17 Sep 2019 11:34 pm by MaltMusings

Average value

€ 53,25

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48 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Vintersol

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.04 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Winter Sun

    It’s brand new, this Mackmyra Vintersol. It means Winter Sun which explains why it will only be available in Sweden – via Systembolaget – as of the 4th of October. When exactly we will have it in our neck of the woods is not yet know (at least not at the time of writing). It’s another one of those Seasonal whiskies by Mackmyra, this time finished in port casks from Quinta Do Vallado – one of Portugal’s oldest port producers in the Douro Valley, founded in 1716. The finish lasted 16 months!

    The first thing I am reminded of when putting my nose in the glass is late autumn. Notes of wood, mulled wine and black grapes are followed by mineral notes (pebbles, wet rocks in a sauna) and cherry pith. Chocolate with praline filling follows suit. After a few moments in the glass you notice that this is quite a spicy Swede. I do not mean piquant, but but refined and elegant on ginger, aniseed, vanilla and pepper. But it’s the port that’s in the lead, without dominating completely. It’s all good.

    It’s creamy on the palate. The spiciness is more outspoken. All spices from the nose, but in threefold. I confess, I would have thought this malt to be sweeter. It’s fruity on pears and raisins and reminds me somewhat of glühwein, although it lacks a bit of the expected red fruit.

    The finish is medium long on more of the same.

    This whisky will do well at the end of autumn or the beginning of winter, that much is clear. It’s nicely spicy and reminds me of a cozy get together around a bonfire, with a scarf around your neck, a bonnet on your head and a glass of Vintersol in your hand!

  2. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Kaleva scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Not bad whisky, simple and quite balanced. However, I didn’t like quite strong bitterness, otherwise it’s rather OK. Especially considering its price.
    • Nose
      Sweet, oranges, port, honey notes, wet cardboard, vanilla, fruitiness (apricots, sultanas), some malty toffee, beetroot
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy, slightly spirituous, noticeable oaky bitterness, malt, nuts, oatmeal, grassy notes
    • Finish
      Medium-long, bitterish, nutty and malty, drying and slightly sweet

  4. CIB914 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. face scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Mannix65 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Reminds me more of fruit brandy than whisky
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  7. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

  8. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84


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