Dalwhinnie 30 Year Old 1987/88 Special Release 2019 Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Introduced as part of the 2019 Special Release Range, this Dalwhinnie 30 Year Old is the latest of six limited distillery releases.
This small batch of Dalwhinnie has had plenty of time maturing in refill hogsheads and butts to develop all the flavours of subtle sweetness and lightly peppery flavours the distillery is famous for.
Only 7584 bottles available world-wide.
•Appearance: Full, yellow gold.
•Nose: A mild nose overall, with some light prickle. The top notes are vegetal and faintly smoky, as with a snuffed candle, almost suggesting a Halloween pumpkin lantern; the overall impression is savoury, with a light sweetness suggesting moorland heather pollen. The base notes are of spicy fresh-planed wood, which if a drop of water is added becomes light balsa wood. Much sweeter at first after this, with a tangy, fruity note of pickled ginger.
•Body: Medium to full.
•Palate: At natural strength, big, creamy-smooth and mouth-filling in texture, with a richly sweet, waxy initial taste and spicy, with a touch of salt and an appealing, gradually building peppery warmth that carries on into the finish.
When slightly reduced, the taste remains the same when a good drop of water is added, becoming a sweet, smoothly balanced whole that is delicious to drink.
•Finish: Long and spicily warming, leaving the tongue tingling and a pleasantly earthy aftertaste. A little water lengthens the finish and reduces the spiciness.
Official tasting notes.