Mackmyra Vinterglöd (winter glow) is an elegant Swedish single malt whisky distilled at Mackmyra Bruk. This whisky is inspired by the Swedish winter tradition of drinking mulled wine during the colder months of the year. Vinterglöd carries notes of orange, candied fruit and almond, together with oak and a ginger-like spiciness. The aromatic profile of the whisky comes from its ageing in casks that previously held Swedish mulled wine and Pedro Ximénez Sherry. A unique choice for your winter traditions!
When Mackmyra opened for business in 1999 they were the only whiskey distillery in Sweden and also the most northerly one in the world. At that time their distillery was a very small-scale business using a copper boiler with a capacity of only 100 litres. It was in this pilot distillery that they developed their recipes. At the same time, the friends proved to the outside world that it is possible to create an excellent malt whisky using the ingredients and under the conditions that they have in Sweden. The Mackmyra Distillery is still a young company compared to some of its Scottish siblings. All began in 1998 when a group of eight friends went on a skiing trip. They discovered their common weakness for single malts and wondered why there is no Swedish whisky on the market. In 1999, just one year later, the first Mackmyra distillery was set up and the production of spirit started. With it, the history of Swedish whisky was initiated as well. Ever since hundreds of recipes were tried and the best were chosen to constitute the Mackmyra range.
Mackmyra Vinterglöd is a collaboration with Saturnus Glögg. It has a wonderful nose of spicy with berries, fruits and light oily notes. Toasted notes of vanilla, oak and caramel fudge. A light warm and oaky spiciness with a hint of tar and minerality. Sweet notes of raisin, marzipan, citrus and pear drop. Blackcurrant notes of older whisky are found together with spicy and herbal notes of aniseed, ginger and tobacco leaves. A palate of spicy with a nice balance between fruits, berries, oils and oak. Blackcurrant, pear fudge and grapefruit. Pleasant spicy oak with hints of tar and tobacco leaves. The texture has a light oiliness. and a length of oily and spice with berries and a light dryness towards the end.