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Dalwhinnie Winter's Frost - House Stark

Overall rating
80.43/100
votes
230
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Game of Thrones
Bottled
2018
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5000267173757
Added on
14 Jan 2019 2:41 pm by Dirk
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 57.01

20 × in wishlist

230 × member ratings

1966 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie Winter's Frost - House Stark

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.43 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Winterfell

    When I noticed that Dalwhinnie was the malt linked to House Stark – somewhat the heroes of Game of Thrones – I was a bit disappointed, but on the other hand it is one of the coldest distilleries in Scotland at an elevation of 326 meters and a temperature of approx. 6° Celsius year round. The name makes me wonder if it is just a re-bottling of the Winter’s Gold, which I found to be mediocre. Fingers crossed.

    Well, the nose is quite pleasant, in fact. Vanilla, apples, bergamot, peach and raizins. Some menthol and cold coffee. Dark caramel. It’s a bit ‘darker’ that the Winter’s Gold, if you know what I mean. Plums. Honey. Cinnamon. Pleasant indeed.

    The arrival is okay-ish. Creamy and fruity with a feisty edge. Sweet and sour now, as if from oranges and Granny Smith apples, followed by some pepper and cinnamon. Ginger as well. And a floral note. Midpalate I get some lemon juice and quinine.

    The finish is medium long, honeysweet with a sour touch and a mild spiciness. Some tannins at the death.

    Well, this is much better than the Winter’s Gold! Pleasantly surprised.

  2. grinface scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad Whisky. Did like the nose with fruits, vanilla and sweetness. The rest was a bit short. Probably some more % would have helped. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/05/01/stark-vs-greyjoy-dalwhinnie-vs-talisker/

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This one surprised me in a positive way, for I expected some kind of Winter's Gold edition, as the name suggested a little. But is was not like that sweet and weak stuff at all: A bit 'darker' fruits, spicy, oranges. It made me remind of the Distiller's Edition, which is much better than the Winter's Gold in my opinion.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Pretty full 'nose', fruity, prunes, tropical fruit, honey. Later on it gets a little lighter, floral, and some herbal as well, cinnamon and vanilla.
    • Taste
      84 84
      A little pepper, sweet, honey, also some orange now, pretty full taste, spicy, cinnamon, and again floral.
    • Finish
      83 83
      A little pepper left, sweet, honey and some oranges, middle long.

  4. bvrsky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Toonarmy74 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Ok it’s basically the 15 in a different bottle. If there’s a difference it’s so small it’s not noticeable

  6. Wolf68 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Comfortable to drink, but there are more exciting whiskys for the price
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. RRR612C scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Good daily dram,i wish this not a special release.
    You can not ask too much for a 43% ABV whisky
    • Nose
      80 80
      beewax,old wood,earthy,juicy peach,malty,thompson seedless grapes,perfume,floral,lemon,apple
    • Taste
      83 83
      Black tea,apple,fruit jelly candy,bitter,bourbon whisky,lemon peel,smooth
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium,sweet,peach,

  10. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    15-11-2019
    • Nose
      73 73
      fruit, grass
    • Taste
      74 74
      fruit, spices
    • Finish
      72 72
      fruit, spices

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