Dalwhinnie – Distillers Edition 2000 (bottled 2016)

 

Notes: While recently in Scotland my wife and I were driving between Aberfeldy and Elgin, and happened upon Dalwhinnie distillery. I managed my convince my beautiful wife to a ‘rest’ stop. As part of my ‘rest’ I ordered a whisky flight there, which consisted of chocolate pairings with some wonderful drams. I left with this bottle, a ‘perfect dram glass’ and a slight skip in my step. I was very impressed with their offerings, and this was my favourite of the day.

 


Distiller: Dalwhinnie

Bottler: Dalwhinnie (D. SX. 312)

ABV: 43%

Age: Distilled 2000 – Bottled 2016

Source: Dalwhinnie Distillery


Colour: Russet

Nose: Sweetness of honey, slight spiciness, but really very mild on the nose. Slight floral notes, but not too pronounced. After resting some banana came out ^I’m sure there is a joke here

Taste: Smooth and mellow. Vanilla/honey sweetness, slighty spice, peppery.

Finish: Medium long finish. Peppiness, which slowly mellows out to a lovely sugary honey sweetness. Slightly oily mouthfeel.

Overall: To me the greatest part of this is the finish. It leaves an amazing feeling in my mouth, a peppery sweetness which just leaves me wanting more and more. Very well balanced with no one part overpowering the other.

Thanks for taking a look 🙂

Rank: 8.1

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