Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold

70cl / 43%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold
Web Exclusive Price £39.95 £33.29 ex VAT (£57.07 per litre)
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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
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  • Smoke
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  • 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.

37 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    26 October

    We toured he distillery. Love it.

  • 2
    29 September

    I bought this to drink over New Year at the end of 2017. To begin with it was ok, not a patch on Dalwhinnie 15. However, the more months that passed the worse this got. At the end all I could taste was coffee and ethanol. Not pleasant at all. I did learn a lesson from buying this, I will no longer buy any whisky that does not display it's age. Tastes like a young whiskey and for the price should be better. Maybe the idea of freezing it is so you can't taste some of the nasty notes. Won't be buying again.

  • 5
    6 June

    Love it. Smooth , strong fantastic aroma. Great taste in a small bottle

  • 5
    27 May

    Very very good, especially when you get it directly from the freezer.

  • 5
    21 May

    Love this

  • 5
    16 March

    Superb, truly epic experience.

  • 4
    23 February


  • 3
    22 February

    Freezing tightens the molecules, hence the close 'gloopy' texture this takes on. It also ruins the taste. Tell me, when has freezing anything increased its flavour? Diageo thinks we're a bit stupid. This is perfectly nice as it should be...AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. Not as good as the 15 though.

  • 5
    14 February

    Freezing this dram was the secret as it becomes slightly thicker and the honeyed flavors also become more pronounced on the nose (almost with a little heather also). Enjoyed on a light chilly evening in the Arizona desert @ 60 degrees by the fire. Perfect. Excellent value.

  • 5
    21 January

    Freezing this for 24 hours released aromas I didn't taste when it was just at room temperature. As it warms, the honey is released. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    7 January

    Absolutely top quality! When you get your head around a whisky served from the Freezer, it has the pour of a Canarian honey rum. A slightly thicker look than a normal malt. It's warm sweet, and long lasting. Because it needs to be served in a chilled glass, a room temperature glass with a cube of ice does the trick as well, and is just as good with the flavour initially. However, as it melts, the flavour naturally dissipates. Nevertheless, gorgeous.

  • 5
    7 January

    One of my favourite whiskies, smooth and sweet , really tastes like winter would definitely buy again

  • 5
    4 January

    Absolutely amazing Scotch. I've never tasted anything like it before. Totally changes flavor with every sip, and is smooth like silk. Definitely has become my favorite Scotch.

  • 5
    31 December 2017

    Delicious smooth whisky with no bad afterburner taste left on the pallet

  • 4
    27 November 2017

    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 2017

    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 2017

    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 2017

    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 2017

    Super aromatic spicy taste.

  • 5
    7 July 2017

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

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