Mackmyra Midvinter

Worldwide Wednesday Episode 34

Seasons is Mackmyra’s series of seasonal whiskys. Each bottling has an unusual finish with “a clear connection to the season’s expression”. So far, five editions have been released.

Mackmyra Midvinter (Mid Vinter) was the first release in the series and was finished in a combination of French Bordeaux casks, glühwine wine casks (mulled wine) and sherry casks. Sounds pretty wild to me!


Name: Mackmyra Midvinter
Bottling Series: Säsongswhisky
Bottled: 2013
Age: NAS
Category: Single Malt
Distillery: Mackmyra
Cask Type: Finish in Bordeaux, Mulled Wine & Sherry Casks
Strength: 46.1 % Vol.
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Very dry red wine, pretty dominant at first. After some time, the spicy flavors from the mulled wine cask come to light – cardamom, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Hints of fruity sherry in the back.


Sour citrus fruits, followed by some pepper. Gets drier. The red wine comes back, but is more fruity this time. Ripe fruits or maybe even dried fruits.


Long and dry with meadow herbs.


Interesting, but too experimental for my liking. The bordeaux influence is just a bit over the top.

Score: average but worth a try (79 / 100)


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