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Dalwhinnie Winter's Frost - House Stark

Overall rating
80.47/100
votes
244
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

€ 57.46

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244 × member ratings

2144 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie Winter's Frost - House Stark

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.47 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. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      73 73

  5. MackenzieOB95 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose: Sweetness of honey and fruit, slightly smoky, and a little malt.

    Palate: Honey comes through followed by a little smoke and spice. Smooth and fruity as well. Hint of vanilla/maple syrup.

    Finish: Very smooth. Vanilla stronger on the finish. Malty as well. Did not expect this much sweetness but I am very happy about it!

    Overall Score: 87. This is my second Game Of Thrones bottle I’ve tasted and so far they’re 2 for 2. Very enjoyable and mellow. The smokiness and the malt is excellent. I’m very pleased that my allegiance to The North has proven to be the right decision.

  6. bvrsky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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

  8. Wolf68 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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

  10. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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