I wasn't sure what to expect from this but it sounded really interesting. What better reason is there to buy a bottle of anything? I have never tried anything finished in this type of cask and have certainly never tried anything with hints of mulled wine. First off this has the signature Mackmyra warming feel to it. It then mellows out and you really get all the spices that you would expect with mulled wine. You can also really get the hints on wine on the nose. All in all this is a great experiment. I would put it up there with my favourite Mackmyra bottlings. I have all of the bottles from the core range plus Appelblom, this and Intelligens (yea I am a Mackmyra fan boy!), and this is by far the stand out bottle so far.