Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold Highland single malt Scotch whisky

alc./vol:
43%

Proof:
86°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Closure: Natural cork stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


From one of the highest distilleries in Scotland, this malt is so named due to the whisky used being distilled in Scotland’s cold winter months – the argument being that the colder worm tubs condense the vapour quicker so reducing copper contact with the vapour, producing a more sulphury spirit. Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 17/08/2015

Appearance

Clear, deep golden amber.

Aroma

Honey drizzled toasty malt with wax jacket, shortcrust pastry, green apple, dried apricot, mandarin orange zest and pencil shavings. More dried apricot and orange zest with water.

Taste

Rich and honeyed with dried apricot, green apple, orange zest, candied lime, candle wax and moist ginger bread. Orange zest is amplified with water.

Aftertaste

Malty raisin and sultana rich fruit cake with bitter orange zest, dark chocolate, nutmeg spice and sandalwood.

Overall

Honeyed and citrusy with fruit cake, rounding waxiness and mild spice. I enjoyed my tasting sample then realised I should have tried some frozen as recommended by its makers. Seems a shame though.

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