Aaaah… here is the famous Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold, that the distillery recommend to try “freezed”. It’s supposedly very nice that way…
Well sorry, but I have too few a quantity to try (and no freezer at hand), so I’ll be drinking this neat.
Name: Winter's Gold
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottle size: 3cl
Colour: Gold ! :-)
Nose: Delicate and balanced. Starts on wonderful pears, followed closely by apples, pineapples and finally honey with cloves. Very "juicy" and salad fruit like. Vanilla in the background as well as grapefruits and oranges.
Palate: Creamy. Starts on crunchy apples and bitter lemons next to grapefruits and orange peels. Vanilla cream quickly follows. A bit of a darker note behind... pepper and... is that some cloves ? Wouldn't bet on it.
Finish: Medium length and warm on pears, lemon and pepper.
Overall: Well... that's a very fine NAS ! Simple, but does that job well for an easy after-work dram. The nose was above average.