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.

20 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    4 days ago

    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.

  • 5
    5 August 2016

    This is my favourite dram from what people would describe as 'affordable' the honey kick in this and the warmness that develops is perfect. I won't bull over the notes as I belive most of these are made up. Quite simply tof the point, this is a great single malt which I belive is the best you can purchase from a supermarket shelf. 5* for sure

  • 5
    26 May 2016

    An excellent smooth spicy dram when served straight from the freezer as suggested. One could drink this smooth,warming, aromatic spicy dram with a great hint of honey any time of the day during harsh wintry season.

  • 4
    30 March 2016

    This is a strange beast, there is some woodsap on the entry, a bit hot in the development, also evidence of sherry maturation, but it is also very honeyed, deep and complex with tropical fruit notes, ginger and crisp apple. I sense some whiskys older than 15 years old have been used in this too. I used to really enjoy the Dalwhinnie 15 year old, with its delicate honey and lime zest. This one completely obliterates the delicate touch of what I had come to regard as the Dalwhinnie character. I had thought the whole point of Dalwhinnie was to avoid heavy rich flavours, to retain that lightness of touch. I read a review which said if you like Clynelish, you will like this. It is certainly bordering on Clynelish or maybe more Old Pulteney 17 year old. It really isn't bad whisky, there is none of that cheap sweetness that you can associate with 'modern oak', it is still a classy product but for me, 'Dalwhinnie it ain't'. It would be interesting to do a direct comparison with the Pulteney 17 I think.