"Certainly an eye opener if you, like I had, thought Dalwhinnie was just for desserts. Think again."Rob Alanson 2009, Whisky Magazine, Issue 79
Dalwhinnie Distiller's Edition is finished in casks that previously held oloroso sherry, so we recommend you sip it neat.
A Highland whisky with a lot of Oloroso influence.
Fresh sherry embraces the maltier, more honeyed aspects of Dalwhinnie. Peaty and surprisingly, still heathery. Spicy yet grapy.
Light to Medium.
A big, spicy buzz followed by an impressive build-up of very clear, well defined Scotch. After a quick burst of sweetness, a rich, grape effect moves in towards the middle.
Tons of oak. Very, very dry with vanilla dominating. The perfect dram for those in search of a very dry malt finish.
Age: Varies. Double matured in Oloroso cask wood
Strength: 43% ABV
Place of Origin: Dalwhinnie
in brief… Spicy, peaty malt and sherry-sweetness with a dry finish.
in a sentence… A rich, spicy nose, then flavours of heather, pear and the bodega lead through to a very dry finish dominated by oak.
One of the closest aromas to walking into a Jerez bodega I have ever experienced. Heavy duty fresh sherry masks the maltier, more honied aspects of Dalwhinnie. The peat is still there and so, somewhat surprisingly, is the heather. Rather spicy but distinctly grapey.
2009 - 2011
2007 & 2009
2007 - 2008
"Equally honeyed; in fact here the finish (oloroso this time) seems to enhance the sweetness. Out comes Manuka honey, Greek yogurt, and heavy blossom notes while the sherry itself brings in a nutty, polished note. There’s just a hint of sulfur when you add water (Dalwhinnie is a sulfury new make). The finish is long with some Brazil nut. Try frozen with dessert."
Dave Broom, Whisky Advocate Summer 2012
"Matured in oloroso casks. The oloroso takes what is typically a pleasingly honeyed, but not particularly complex, malt and adds a layer of fruit to it. Crisp, clean notes of lemon, pineapple, and ginger, are softened by honeyed malt, vanilla, and hay. Soft, lingering finish."
John Hansell, Whisky Advocate Summer 2006