Whisky Advent Calendar day 21 : Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold

Whisky Advent Calendar day 21 : Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold

Day 21.

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.

Whisky Advent Calendar day 21 : Dalwhinnie Winter

Name: Winter's Gold
Owner: Diageo
Distillery: Dalwhinnie
Region: Highlands
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
ABV: 43%
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.

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