Dalwhinnie 2022 Distillers Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl
“Madly sited”, perched high between two mountain ranges on a pass once a meeting point for cattle drovers on their way to market. The name Dalwhinnie translates from Gaelic as “Plain of Meetings”. Surviving periods of closure, the distillery has produced its distinctive single malt since 1947, only being completely modernized in 1996. Dalwhinnie has the coldest annual mean temperature of any inhabited place in Scotland and is so cold in winter, that the water in the outside worm tubs can freeze. That very coldness lends an intensity to the spirit that is even more marked in winter.
The DISTILLERS EDITION is a collection of master-craftsmanship. Each cask in the series is individually selected and perfectly matched to the character of each of the single malts refined here. The two-parted maturation process gives more depth and complexity, which is the idea behind the limited DISTILLERS EDITION: preserving the perfection of the single malts that have already been awarded for their outstanding flavours. The selected taste nuances are more strongly accentuated in a way that is not found in the regular bottlings, but with fully maintaining the original character of these fine single malts.
SCOTLAND'S FINEST - Since 1997, the Distillers Editions have been an annual release of limited quantities, each very much true to its origins yet possessing a rich depth, complexity and nuance of flavour not found in the regular release. This excellent Dalwhinnie whisky has been firstly matured in Refill American and European Oak casks. With the second maturation finished in Oloroso-seasoned re- charred American Oak with heavily recharred new AO ends.
PURE FLAVOUR - From the highest distillery in Scotland comes this Oloroso finished Exotic Malt. Smooth and richly satisfying, with intriguing tropical notes from the Oloroso Sherry.
SERVE SUGGESTION - Whichever Distillers Edition Scotch Whisky you choose, you are guaranteed to enjoy one of the finest single malts Scotland has to offer. Each of these whiskys is one of the best representatives of one of the six beloved whisky regions. Just try each of these successful bottlings one by one and embark on a tasteful journey through the whole of Scotland. Best enjoyed neat or with a sip of water to neutralise the palate.
AWARDED - The Distillers Editions have already won awards at major international competitions. Their international success and widespread acclaim set these annual collections apart as representatives of true special edition whiskys. The house of Dalwhinnie has also received several awards in the highest categories worldwide. A true success across the board.
GIFTING IDEA - This is an excellent, flavorful whisky edition that is heavily limited, and thus making it the ideal gift for any whisky lover. This collection offers whisky enthusiasts the opportunity to explore a new experience of their favourite brand and is highly coveted by connoisseurs and collectors as well as regularly awarded international prizes. Why not gift or collect them all?! The festive season is just around the corner.
Harvest gold. Long legs. Good viscosity.
Lightly heathery and sweetly honeyed, the aroma is beautifully introduced by a nutty-fruity waft of Oloroso. Tropical fruit notes of banana and pineapple give it a really appealing character, further developed by hints of fresh apricots, walnuts, and a little wood spice.
Creamy-smooth and coating, flowing lightly over the tongue. The taste is honey sweet, yet soon buzzes with warming nutmeg and pepperspice which nicely balance exotic, fruity hints of grape, peach and apricot.
Quite long, attractively sweet and malty yet also clean and with plenty of white pepper spiciness. Elegantly drying, vanilla-rich oak-spice lingers in the aftertaste.