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Dalwhinnie Winter's Frost - House Stark

Overall rating
80.54/100
votes
279
Whiskybase ID
124502
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

€ 76.74

22 × in wishlist

279 × member ratings

2514 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie Winter's Frost - House Stark

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.54 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. fnk scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Modest malt. I don't even know ... It is clear what this series takes, a beautiful tube and a bottle ... But in general, what can I say, a basic faceless single malt, which takes, of course, because it is part of the HBO collection - Game of the Thrones. Let's just say an affordable collection for many. For fans of the series and single malt, it will be cool to hold such a tube / bottle in their hands.

  5. Ficelli scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. Foudos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Not unpleasant and quite drinkable, but unfortunately without any highlight.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet vanilla sugar, lemon glaze, corn flakes, sweet oak tones
    • Taste
      80 80
      Spicy oak, a little vanilla, sweet and creamy, quite thin, oak takes over completely in the end
    • Finish
      80 80
      Dull oak tones, sweet, a little malt, short finish

  8. JOEWE scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    The second whisky I drink from this series.
    has a more complex nose than the singleton.
    again, sweet, apple, honey.
    Soft in taste, but the taste is over if you don't pay attention. Get some water teeth, but also taste lightly pepper.
    The strongest aftertaste.

  9. Olieschaick scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. McMoulis scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

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