From the highest distillery in Scotland, part of her coldest inhabited community, Dalwhinnie is a real mountain malt. It is as well adapted to the harsh climate of its barren and often desolate location as the mountain hares that abound the surrounding hills.
This small batch of Dalwhinnie enjoys rich layers of flavour, developed over 30 years of maturation in refill hogsheads and butts. They have brought to a peak of perfection the moorland aromas and smoothly sweet, yet also surprisingly peppery, tastes that define the distillery character.
The aroma is mild; after a waxy, smoky top note it is savoury overall, with a sweet hint of moorland heather pollen. The texture is big, creamy-smooth and mouth-filling, the taste rich, sweet and spicy, with a touch of salt and an appealing, growing peppery heat that carries on into the tongue-tingling finish.
A very limited high-aged release of only 7,586 bottles available world wide.