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Mackmyra Vinterrök

Overall rating
81.86/100
votes
100
Whiskybase ID
WB73532
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

€ 97.62

15 × in wishlist

100 × member ratings

299 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mackmyra Vinterrök

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.86 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. Goethe scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The nose is quite interesting, the rest is quite boring.
    Concerning price/performance ratio: 5/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, sweet apples, some citrus, a beer-butter-bread.
    • Taste
      Smoke, some salt, hints of vanilla, citrus, unripe apples.
    • Finish
      Medium. Smoke, wet barley, some vanilla.

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    - very tasty smoky Swedish malt
    - in the overall impression rather slightly smoky, has one
    special note discreetly in the background is difficult
    assign (think that comes from the beer kegs)
    - Originally around 60 € already quite tight, currently around
    the 100 way too expensive
    • Nose
      cold, sweet smoke (reminiscent of Caol Ila from the smoky note), oak, some vanilla
    • Taste
      slightly smoky start, slight smoky note remains constant in the mouth (but significantly less than expected), paired with subtle fruit aromas, grapefruit (you don't notice anything from sherry)
    • Finish
      short smoky finish;
      short smoky-fruity aftertaste

  5. Saftkenner scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A very, very special bottling that is sure to find its lovers. I'm not one of them, but I'm glad I tried them. Very herbal and quite bitter (fennel), also slightly sour (pickled gherkins with mustard seeds). In addition, this extremely unusual smoke ...
    You don't have something like that every day.
    • Nose
      83 83
      A very unusual smoke aroma indeed. Tender beech wood smoke, honey, dried herbs, honeydew melon, green apple, but also something that, as "Dramned" writes, smells like pickled cucumber. Funny!
    • Taste
      82 82
      Powerful start. Slightly hot, bitter and sour. Tart cabbage, lemon, pickled gherkins, oak spice, fennel, red currants and a little vanilla.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium-long, slightly sweet and with bitter substances that remind me of fennel. It takes a lot of getting used to.

  6. jeoff scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

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

  7. 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

  8. FernetBranco scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  9. HW74 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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

  11. Falnor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

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

  12. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    After a series of masterclass whiskys, we will introduce you to other interesting pieces, tasted during the Whisky Festival 2016.
    And I'll start Mackmyra from Sweden.
    I once had the whole Mackmyr Day Första Utgåvan bottle, and I did not feel like it when I say diplomatically.
    The time has come to give this distillery a second chance.
    Vinterrök means "winter smoke" in translation. At the festival, we were kidding that Mackmyr Vinterrök sounded more like a name for a black metal album.
    This is one of the five "seasonal" runs of this distillery.
    Interestingly, it matures in Swedish oak barrels, which have previously matured bourbon and sherry, with a "strong ale" scotch beer finish.
    • Nose
      The very first glimpse of Glencairn was surprising and indicated that it would not be the next step. Fresh, vanilla lacquer, pleasantly honey, grassy with citrus, and above all the smoky smoke curtain. The smoke is not very much, but it smells good, and it moves up to such Caolilian tones, but not so earthy, we are in a lighter position. And we can find some salty smoke. (85b)
    • Taste
      The taste is smoke more, the whisky body is thinner, but the smokehouse is decent. In reverberate ash, dry. Wood, some sweets, maybe I caught the hint of "Irish perfume", then peat. (84b)
    • Finish
      I'm glad I gave Mackmyra a second chance, and it was a good and good whisky. And I'm at a good price in Swedish terms, I would not have bottled a home bottle at all in this case.

  16. Dramlicious scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My review:http://dramlicious.com/worldwide-wednesday-episode-38/

  17. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Better than the Svensk Rök, more intense, altogether quite good drinkable
    • Nose
      maritime, salty, above all a light smoke, vanilla, fresh, fishy, ​​tart fruit
    • Taste
      smoky, musty, then comes salt, slightly sweet, the fruit is there too, towards the pear
    • Finish
      sweet on the palate, still smoke, quite pleasant and holds something

  18. ChrisW scored this whisky 67 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      88 88

  19. Dramned! scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The nose is not particularly complex except for the unusual herbaceous smoke flavor, the fruitiness and the funny mustard cucumber - which I have since discovered in almost all tried Mackmyras - but the mouth is great! A crisp but not too intrusive sharpness, a beautiful sweetness that stimulates the salivation immediately and very unusual wood notes. In the finish then the herb-sweet herbs come back and oak and a fine acidity touch to the back palate. Even if it sounds stupid: Old Swede, what a drop!
    • Nose
      Light, sweet and spicy herbal smoke, nothing phenolic peaty, light yellow fruit, pickled mustard cucumbers
    • Taste
      beautiful sharpness, some honey sweetness, distinct oak flavors paired with very interesting other wood flavors, mild smoke,
    • Finish
      tart oak notes, little smoke, heather and a surprising acidity on the finish.

  20. Dramned! scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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