Review: Dalwhinnie 30 Years Old Limited Edition 2019
Central Highlands-based Dalwhinnie has shown up a few times in the Diageo Special Releases, but this 30 year old, aged in a variety of casks, is its oldest to date.
It’s quite a treat, too. The nose is pretty and floral, lightly perfumed with notes of sandalwood making for an instantly evocative aroma. The palate is immediately quite sweet with notes of golden syrup, brown sugar, and honey, all in a slurry, with a touch of cinnamon giving it a holiday feel. As the finish evolves, some lemon notes emerge and mix in with the spice, along with a hint of creamy milk chocolate. It’s quite a seductive, soothing experience, its sweetness thankfully stopping short of becoming overwhelming. It’s hard to put down — the way that any good dessert is.
109.4 proof. Not available in the U.S.
A / £500 / malts.com