Mackmyra Iskristall

Worldwide Wednesday Episode 36

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 Iskristall (Ice Crystal) was the third release in the series and was finished in casks that previously held Pedro Ximinez sherry. Not that long ago, Mackmyra reissued this expression for the German market.


Name: Mackmyra Iskristall
Bottling Series: Säsongswhisky
Bottled: 2014
Age: NAS
Category: Single Malt
Distillery: Mackmyra
Cask Type: American & Swedish Oak, PX Sherry Finish
Strength: 46.1 % Vol.
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Fruity. Light fruits, most notably pears. White grapes and citrus fruits and fresh oak, underscored by a mint note. More herbs. Wild honey.


Dry with spicy oak, then more spicy with colored pepper. Eventually, the spiciness wears off and anise together with eucalyptus come to light. Ends with (slightly burned) caramelized popcorn.


Medium and a bit fruity. Dry cigar tobacco and raisins.


Very rewarding with a great good balance between warming sweetness and cooling eucalyptus. Not only for cold winter nights!

Score: good but not exceptional (85 / 100)


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