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Mackmyra Vinterrök

Overall rating
81.68/100
votes
87
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Säsongswhisky
Strength
46.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
7350029667054
Added on
22 Oct 2015 6:58 pm by whisk-O-thek
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 82.46

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87 × member ratings

255 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Vinterrök

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.68 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Winter’s Smoke

    The Vinterrök – meaning winter’s smoke - is a peaty Mackmyra with a twist. It got a finish in oak casks that were infused with Scotch Strong Ale (albeit produced in Norway). That is why Mackmyra describes this malt as ‘a smoky soul for beer lovers’. It is a mix of American oak and Swedish oak casks.

    There is only a bit of smoke on the nose at first, but quite a bit of oak. Freshly sawed planks and wood shavings. Then some fruit kicks in. Think yellow apples and juicy pears. Hint of butter. Tobacco leaves. Beer…? Nope. After a few moments it becomes sweet and dark, if you get my meaning. Butterscotch and some chocolate. I think this is a very pleasant nose.

    It is very creamy, even waxy, on the palate. A nice combination of sweet, sour and salty. Sweet as in vanilla and toffee, sour as in citrus and salty as in… I dunno. Ginger, pepper and aniseed are on duty. This reminds me of the creamy head on a sturdy ale. For a second (and a second only!) I am reminded of the Glenmorangie Signet! This is truly very good.

    Wonderfully long, feisty and spicy finish with a sweet finale.

    My, my, this has just jumped to the top of the list of my favorite Mackmyra (having said that I have only tried ten so far).

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    My first Swede! The nose is really fine. In terms of taste, I am personally a little bit bothered by the salt. A solid whisky, good drinkable and something different. I still have a salty taste in my mouth.
    • Nose
      Subtle alcohol, slightly sprittig. A fine smoky, slightly peaty note, which is becoming increasingly intense, is pushing out of the glass. Sweet malt with a hint of vanilla mixes with the smoke. Some fruit is added. Slightly salty with wild herbs.
    • Taste
      A short sweetness and a fine wood note is immediately displaced by the smoky aroma. Light pepper sits on the tongue, a little spiciness and spice come to it. Salt again, but this time the salt mixes with light fruit.
    • Finish
      Smoky and intense, the finish exudes a salty, slightly bitter heat. The aroma of the salt mixes with slightly bitter wood flavors. At the end, light nut appears.

  3. jeoff scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Albaron scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Tasty, slightly smoky and fresh. A nice uncomplicated whisky, with some unusual flavors, which is really fun
    • Nose
      Lemon, pear, peas, vanilla, a little alcohol, fresh mint or is it smoke? It is smoke
    • Taste
      fresh lemon, with the whiteness of the lemon, here is the smoke to note, vanilla, pear and oatmeal, sprouted grain, very dry
    • Finish
      the vanilla remains and finally a few young oak notes, but the dry smoke is always present

  5. FernetBranco scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. HW74 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Quite unlike alot out there, but not really my cup of tea.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. Falnor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Quite different than other malts in the market.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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