Here are couple of whisky related products for the Christmas holidays.
First, Herrgårds glögg med whisky from Sweden. Glogg is a traditional Nordic drink during Christmas time. It is to be served warm. Glogg, or mulled wine, is kinda like warm and spiced sangria. Herrgårds whisky glogg felt like a sherry (whisky) influenced glogg at first. It was very sweet, too sweet for my taste. Then, it got more mellow and I got used to it. I couldn’t find any information about the whisky used in this Herrgårds, but it tastes very much like a blended whisky. The glogg has 20% ABV level.
I usually don’t enjoy specially flavoured gloggs, but this one I liked. So I can only recommend it. You can also do it yourself, easily. With regular glogg and whisky from your cabinet. Enjoy the tip!
Another ‘whisky product’: mettwurst from Yrjö Wigren in Tampere, Finland. Very tasty product made out of swine meat. There’s no info on the package about the whisky. I remember a statement in the package one year ago. Then it stated, that the whisky was from Glenfiddich.
Even though the mettwurst (also known as uncooked German sausage) is tasty, I didn’t really detect the influence of the whisky. For me, it pretty much tasted like a regular good mettwurst.