One of the more delicate scotches on the market, this Highlands dram is a great choice to get your toes wet. The distillery calls its single malt the “gentle spirit” and, indeed, this refined bottling doesn’t offer any of the more challenging notes (like smoke) that turn off so many beginners. Instead, it’s liquidized honey, citrusy on the nose with a touch of dried fruit on the palate, all delivered with a creamy, inviting mouthfeel. 86 Points, Whisky Advocate. July 2019
Along with Cragganmore, this is one of the underrated members of the original Classic Six. Quite why has always slightly baffled me. OK, it isn’t smoky, but the nose has a deep, soft, honeyed sweetness: think caramelized fruits, hints of thick cream, and a light touch of fennel and sharp citrus. Thick in the center and very gentle, it’s that chunkiness in the middle that is the secret to its beauty.
(Vol. 21, #2) Reviewed by: Dave Broom
Its name derives from the Gaelic for a ‘meeting place’ of sheep and cattle drovers. So remote is it, that in 1994 it was officially recorded as the coldest inhabited place in Scotland for that year.
No other distillery may use the water from Lochan an Doire Uaine, (Gaelic for "Loch of the green thicket") which lies at 2,000 feet in the Drumochter Hills; neither may they enjoy Dalwhinnie unique combination of a clean, accessible, malty-sweet taste leading in to a smooth and smoky Highland warmth.
Dalwhinnie distillery is situated between the gentle, grassy style of the Lowlands and the austere, firm body of Speyside which begins some 25 miles to the north. The style is that of the Highlands; a resilient marriage of gentleness and spirit.
Dalwhinnie 15 YR Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Brand: Dalwhinnie
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 12
- SKU #: 221619