The Gaelic word from which the name Dalwhinnie comes is Dail-coinneeamh, which translates as ‘meeting place’. The highest distillery in Scotland was founded on these bleak, wind-swept central Highland pastures in 1898.
The classic Highland ,ast, Dalwhinnie ages slowly to develop a remarkable character. Fifteen years of gentle ageing make it a smooth, subtle malt without a trace of harshness. Heart-warming yet also mellow and honeyed, its combination of delicacy and depth sets it apart.
Where is matters, Dalwhinnie retains the old ways. Increasingly rare wooden worm-tubs, a landmark outside the distillery as distinctive as its pagoda roofs, help this remain a spirit of real character.
Hidden depths are also apparent: Smooth-tasting Dalwhinnie yields flavours of creamy vanilla and a heather-honey sweetness, finishing in a smoky Highland glow of surprising intensity.
Dalwhinnie is the remote Highland destination on a journey around Scotland’s six malt whisky making regions.
*Info taken from bottle