Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold

Tasty Tastings Episode 82

Alright, after some good ol’ Dalwhinnie 15 Years Old, let’s have a look at the not-so-new-anymore Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold. Oh yeah, another NAS… !

Winter’s Gold is inspired by the distillery’s rather high altitude and is made of spirit that has been distilled between October and March. Probably the most “interesting” part is the suggest serve though:

The suggested serve of Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold is frozen. Freezing the liquid transforms the texture of the liquid to create a syrupy mouthfeel.

Ummm… no? Sorry, not gonna happen. Here at dramlicious.com, we drink our whisky neat and definitely not frozen.


Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold

Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold









Name: Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold
Bottled: 2015
Age: NAS
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Dalwhinnie
Cask Type: American and European Oak Casks
Strength: 43 %
Colored: Yes
Chill Filtered: Yes


Peaches and oranges galore! A bit of honey and some cinnamon bubble gum, but I just can’t find that Dalwhinnie typical heather note. Hints of toffee, nuts and pencil shavings in the back.


Fruity with a lot of young elements. Honeyed orange peel, some ginger and a whiff of cinnamon. The pencil shavings are back again. Tastes more and more like a blend of peach and plum spirit.


Medium. Bitter oak mixed with an artificial sweetness of oranges candies and some peppermint. Lingering hints of heather.


This is a very simplistic and underwhelming expression, which reminds me more of some kind of fruity liquor drink — but maybe this was the intention?

Score: 75 / 100


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