Mackmyra Vintersol

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 57.26

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69 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Vintersol

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.31 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. Mannix65 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

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

  3. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official description:

    The Swedish single malt Mackmyra Vintersol - winter sun - was created in collaboration with the port wine producer Quinta do Vallado, one of the oldest and most famous houses in the Douro valley, the traditional growing area of the port. The sun is far too rarely seen in Sweden in winter, and so the desire arose to create a whisky that is accompanied by the taste of sun-drenched grapes. The result is an aromatic profile, which is characterized by a touch of vanilla, chocolate and pepper during the final maturation in former port barrels. The result is an elegant single malt with a delicate flavor of warm raisins and sun-ripened fruits, tropical berries and buttery pear caramel and roasted oak.

    Nose: A fruity taste of strawberries, citrus fruits and pear toffee, vanilla, ginger and white pepper, with a hint of roasted oak.

    Taste: Fruity berry aroma with a hint of sour drops, vanilla and tobacco leaves.

    Finish: sour fruit candy, lemon, oak

  4. blackmind1975 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Maltimizer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Apricot, apple, butter crumble, dried fruit, vanilla, a little lemon zest and ginger
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet and sour apples, pepper, oak seasoning, mixed nuts, muesli, grapefruit, tobacco
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, slightly bitter and dry, fruit sweetness remains

  6. lys1 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Plain, mild and round. Classic aromas of oak and burbon

  7. spawnkam scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Good whisky. However, with a few drops of water, this whisky is even better.
    • Nose
      70 70
      Light and complex.
      Banana, apple, pear, strawberry.
      Floral. Perfume.
      Dried fruits, cake.
      Honey and vanilla.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet, salty and tart.
      riped apple, riped pear.
      Dried fruits, nuts and cake.
      Honey, vanilla and toffee.
      Sea salt.
      Woody. Liquorice, spices, pepper.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Middle. Well-balanced and sweet.

  8. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
      Buttery, bready, fruity (apricots, grapefruit, lemons), beeswax, spicy (ginger, pepper), aniseed
    • Taste
      80 80
      Buttery, bready, apricot jam, grainy, cereals, chocolate, spicy, fruity (apples, pears)
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, fruity (apricots), spicy

  9. ConvalRen scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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


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