Dalwhinnie

Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl

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Winter’s Gold is an indulgent, honeyed Dalwhinnie that is comforting, rich and sweet, with notes of heather and peat and a spicy warmth. From the highest and coldest distillery in Scotland, Winter’s Gold pays homage to its homeland and is best served straight from the freezer. It makes the perfect gift for whisky lovers looking for a smooth, deliciously enjoyable single malt.

Serving Suggestion: Best served straight from the freezer.

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"Served straight from the freezer, it was delicious: rich, oily, with just a perfect amount of sweetness balanced with a drier edge at the back of the palate."

Alwynne Gwilt, August 2015, www.misswhisky.com

Appearance

Deep gold; almost polished bronze.

Body

Medium in body. Soft and golden syrup-smooth.

Nose

Broad, firm, smooth and clean, yet with a compelling, sweet, honeyed, dessert character that suggests the indulgence to come. An ever-present fragrant and smooth waxiness underscores higher glimpses of fruit, suggesting a caramel tart on a smear of sharp apricot coulis, or sweet shortcrust pastry offset by orange zest. There’s also a menthol freshness and a modest, smoky note.

Palate

Smoothly honeyed, sweet, comforting and rich- textured with a balancing ripe autumn-fruit tartness. Growing spicy, with gingerbread; then denser with rich malt loaf, suggestions of molasses and mint; and later soft, distant smoke.

Finish

Exquisitely heart-warming: lingering and comforting with a pleasingly chewy conclusion. Smooth and unctuous with sweet malt, raisins and dark chocolate. Growing lightly aromatic, too, with hints of dates and sandalwood.