Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold

70cl / 43%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold
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Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold is an innovative bottling from Diageo. Made using whisky distilled in the cold Scottish winter, it is intended to be served from the freezer, delivering richness and sweetness as the glass warms up. Honeyed with a hint of peat.
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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Heather Heather
  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Honey Honey
  • Malt Malt

Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Classic Dalwhinnie aromas of flowers, honey and green fruit – apples and fresh pair. Clean and precise. Nice honeyed warmth, too.

    Palate: Very soft on the palate, with slightly warming honeyed fruit. Soothing texture, with light floral notes mingling with soft fruits and just a touch of spice.

    Finish: Soft spice and sweet honey.

    Comment: Dalwhinnie makes enchanting, easy-drinking drams. Winter’s Gold is in the same vein as the stands 15yo, with soft fruit and gentle heather-honey notes. Very approachable and satisfying.

23 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    27 November

    The sweetness can be off putting for some but honestly I don't take much issue with this. It's a nice mellow scotch with a floral nose, honeyed palate, and slightly peppery finish. Not quite my style but still nice enough. Also don't freeze it, you really shouldn't freeze any scotch, this is no exception.

  • 1
    26 November

    Tastes like a cheap blend whiskey, v harsh and not as described, i would avoid and go with the 15yr old which is great.

  • 3
    23 October

    I do not get any of these reviews, this whisky tastes like a blend, has a rough sharp effect, certainly not sweet or easy to drink. This is not a Dalwhinnie winner, I will go back to 15 year old.. Would not buy this again very disappointed.

  • 4
    16 October

    Startlingly sweet.After the initial shock I felt an ambience of honey malt peat ,all contriving to a really rich drinking experience. This bottle won't last me long !!

  • 5
    1 August

    Super aromatic spicy taste.

  • 5
    7 July

    One of the best drinks i have had in 50yrs.

  • 5
    4 June

    Sweet but beautiful

  • 5
    27 May

    Very smooth

  • 4
    21 February

    Being a new to drinking Whisky I have moved from Glenlivet Founders Reserve to this with a clear sense of the variety available from selected Whiskies. The flavor of this is so much more intense and I love to have it in Winter for the warmth. However, I prefer a lighter coloured Whisky for the summer as this doesn't feel light and fresh like paler whiskies. The strong earthy taste could be over powering for some though.

  • 3
    4 February

    I can't bring myself to consign the bottle to the freezer, but I find the sweetness overpowering. Once it passes the combination of floral tones and sappy spice is pleasant enough, so not a complete disaster. I wish Mrs had stretched to the 15 yr old again...

  • 4
    2 February

    I do enjoy it. but as others mentioned DO NOT put it in the freezer. had an almost bitter tast

  • 5
    2 January

    Everything I expected and more. Smooth and easy on the palate. Just try taking the bottle away from me.....

  • 4
    31 December 2016

    Very smooth drink. I would say this is a good single malt for new whiskey drinkers

  • 5
    25 December 2016

    Simply superb... I agree with previous reviews regarding freezing, does taste better cold(ish) but loses sweetness if frozen

  • 5
    18 December 2016

    My favorite scotch by far.

  • 3
    9 December 2016

    Smooth, sweet and salty finish

  • 5
    1 December 2016

    Good with mild taste. Not too smokey

  • 4
    26 November 2016

    Hmm. More coastal notes than the 15, with some cola cubes. Oily, sweet and honeyed. The sweetness, from the barley, is almost teeth shatteringly hard. Finishes well, if not quite as well as the 15. Its basically a different version of the 15, but definitely from the same family. Fascinating if you're a fan of the standard Dalwhinnie. Now here is the important part. DO. NOT. PUT. IT. IN. THE. FREEZER. It gives it a bitter edge, and takes away all the complexity. Ice tightens the molecules and ruins the structure. Its about as ridiculous as you get really, and amounts to little more than a silly gimmick. Buy it, but trust me, don't freeze it.

  • 5
    14 October 2016

    Fantastic taste & long finish.. reminding me of ICED WINE from Canada !

  • 5
    20 September 2016

    Was lucky enough to have this bought for me for my 50th. Decided to try this with a nice Partagas Serie D No4. Well certainly not dissapointed! Very smooth and honey notes which complimented the creamy chocolatey Partagas. Will definitely purchase again.

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