The Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition undergoes a second (or ‘double’) maturation in casks that have previously held a fortified wine. It is highly appreciated due to the way the fragrance of Oloroso sherry overlays, but does not mask the heather honey distillery notes.
Pale amber colour.
Nose: fresh sherry, honeyed aspects. Peaty and heathery. Spicy yet grapy.
Body: light to medium
Palate: a big, spicy buzz followed by very clear, well defined malt flavours. After a quick burst of sweetness, a rich grape effect moves in.
Finish: lots of oak, very dry with vanilla dominating.