Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold
Nose: An opening ménage à apple trois of crisp granny smiths, spiced roasted bramleys and sweet shop Chewits. Orange zest, grilled pineapple rings, dried apricots, gooseberry crumble drenched in vanilla custard, Waitrose lemon drizzle pudding, coconut ice, sugared almonds, ground ginger, toasted oak and a wisp-ette of poly cement (Airfix) glue.
Palate: Cinnamon topped apple pie, fresh ginger, spiced honey, demerara rum soaked sultanas, Sainsbury’s lemon curd, pineapple upside-down cake, McVities Jamaica ginger cake, toasted walnuts and a sassily subtle suggestion of wood smoke.
Finish: A comforting and cosy cracker of a finish that lingers and hums harmoniously on the palate.
Summary: A deliciously dramspanking new NAS release from one of the most underrated distillery’s imho. The suggested serve for Winters Gold is straight from the freezer, and by jingo it works a treat, but rest assured if frozen frolics aren’t your thing, it’s still a belting beauty served at good old fashioned room temperature.