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Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold

Overall rating 147 votes 76.16

Member rates

332 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 18
Taste 17
Finish 17
Balance 17

Tastingtags

43 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
20 May 2017 10:08 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 78 points

[May, 2017]  Another one of this newish NAS whiskies many distilleries introduced over the last years simply to mask that they have a serious cask quality problem (due to the whisky boom there are not enough high quality bourbon or sherry casks available so the distilleries have to use virgin oak casks in addition AND reduce the maturation times in quality casks to use the same cask more often).

And exactly this drives the quality of the resulting malts drastically towards the south.  More bitter virgin oakiness, unbalanced profiles and immature spirits combine to rather unpleasant drams (compared to the older standard editions).   And due to the whisky boom they can sell this stuff for even higher prices - scary to see how a whole industry bites the hands that feed them...  Never Accept Stupid marketing!
Weighted Rate
78.3
Nose
75
Initial taste
77
Body
79
Finish
78
Price
80
Presentation
85
There is no accounting for taste...
wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Tasting note
02 Sep 2017 2:30 pm
wisekycourse gave this whisky 74 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

vanille,fruits jaunes -blancs(mandarine,poire),un peu de souffre

Taste

un peu de bois ,d'herbes,de la vanille encore ,des épices assez forts,des fruits un peu indifférenciès!une note de bruyère?

Finish

courte! et plate!

Comments

pour la petite histoire,les alambics qui sortent du toit pour rafraîchir au niveau du serpentin,la gougère tendre ,un peu épicée et humectée de gruyère qui apporte plus de senteurs que ce liquide!

My Collection
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
17 Aug 2017 8:03 am
Color
Amber
Nose

It is fresh and fruity on peach, bergamot and vanilla. Some honey and ginger. A leaf of mint. Hint of coffee and fresh caramel. Brown bread. Nice nose without being grand.

Taste

It is quite creamy, in fact, but also honeysweet. The fruit is again mostly oranges (mildly bitter, sweet and sour), followed by loads of honey and wood notes. Think ginger van vanilla. Pear drops. Tastes fairly young, which does not have to be bad per sé, but this one has little going for itself.

Finish

The finish is medium long, again bittersweet and quite syrupy.

Comments

Well, my expectations were very low, but in the end it is not all that bad. It is already creamy and fruity, so I can imagine this is enhanced when you cool it significantly. For those among us with a sweet tooth.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Wiz
Expert Junior Wiz Review note
16 Aug 2017 11:01 am
Wiz gave this whisky 75 points
Weighted Rate
75.4
Nose
75
Initial taste
75
Body
77
Finish
75
Price
71
Presentation
79
FriskKaffe
Newbie FriskKaffe Note
03 Aug 2017 9:00 pm
FriskKaffe gave this whisky 70 points

My first meeting to the world of whiskeys.

Colour: Light amber

Nose: Low key, but a lot more fruity than I expected. I sensed pears in the beginning, but as I sat with the glass I think its more into apples being the dominant flavour. Alongside a (to me) hard to define sweetness thats caramelly/honeyish. 

Mouth: Again very light, no liquor, no smoke. A bit of Oak in the aftertaste but nothing remarkable.  In general the taste didnt bring much, a glass that  I would easy serve for others new to the world of whisky. Its easy drinkable,  But it lacks character and complexity.

At the very low price of 35 Euros im not gonna complain though, and I look forward to tasting it again, as I broaden my horizon. 

I drank it tempered, and tried both heat from hand, and a couple of drops water at the end, didn't feel it brought out any new flavours though.

74/100

- Kenneth
GLEN MAUR
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR Review note
24 Apr 2017 7:30 am
GLEN MAUR gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.7
Nose
82
Initial taste
83
Body
83
Finish
82
Price
90
Presentation
87
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Fortuna1895
Expert Senior Fortuna1895 Tasting note
24 Feb 2017 7:30 pm
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Poliertes Holz, leichte Anklänge von Sherry, körniges Malz. Weiterhin finden sich angedrückte Beeren, ein Hauch Möbelpolitur & eine Ahnung Pfirsich. Wasser wandelt den Duft in Getreide, staubiges Holz, Kakaopulver, Milchschokolade & Malzschrot.

Taste

Beginnt so klar & rein wie die Luft, die Dalwhinnie umweht. Malz & Sherry neben eichig-bitteren Noten, dunkelen Beeren & einem kleinen Rauchwölkchen. Gibt man Wasser hinzu, wird`s ziemlich süss. Es folgen Noten  Zitrusfrüchten, Holz & süssem Malz. Eine juvenile Saftigkeit.

Finish

Ein nicht allzu langer Abgang. Auch hier wieder Beeren, dazu zuckriger Sherry. Wird mit der Zeit etwas stumpf. Irgendwo im Hintergrund etwas Orange. Leicht trocknend. Wasser offenbart zitrusartige Tupfer unter einer hauchdünnen cremigen Decke. Diese weicht einer beerigen Säure zum Ende hin.

Comments

Guter Einstiegswhisky, interessanter Preis.

LJBurns
Member Junior LJBurns Review note
06 Jan 2017 11:17 pm
LJBurns gave this whisky 77 points

On the nose, a bit of a boozy nip and quite a lot of bitter citrus, with a menthol note too.

The first taste is full of bitter marmalade, balanced by cereal and honeyed sweetness.
With water it becomes softer, more floral and more interesting, but the finish is not long or complex.
Overall this whisky feels a little bit unbalanced and a bit "hot" to me. There isn't a great deal of complexity. I'm subtracting marks for the daft spiel on the box about putting it in the freezer, too.

Weighted Rate
77.1
Nose
78
Initial taste
79
Body
81
Finish
81
Price
83
Presentation
50
Mr.Sandwich
Expert Senior Mr.Sandwich Review note
02 Dec 2016 4:44 pm
Mr.Sandwich gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
81.8
Nose
82
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
85
Presentation
89
Mr.Sandwich
Expert Senior Mr.Sandwich Tasting note
02 Dec 2016 4:06 pm
Mr.Sandwich gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Schwere Süße von vollreifen Gartenfrüchten, begleitet von zarten Raucharomen, Vanille und etwas würzigem Holz.

Taste

Spiegelt die Nase wieder - mit einem leichten Gefühl von Brausepulver auf der Zunge.

Finish

Lang, prickelnd, süß-fruchtig, weiche Holzaromen. Langsam etwas bitter und trocken werdend

Comments

Schöner Malt zu einem guten Preis. Für meinen Geschmack viel besser, als der 15jährige.

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