Dalwhinnie 25 Year Old Limited Edition Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Only 5,358 bottles of this limited-edition single malt Scotch whisky, which was aged for a minimum of 25 years, were ever produced.
Situated along the Grampian Mountains in the Highlands region of Scotland, Dalwhinnie Distillery was founded in 1897 by John Grant, and was originally named Strathspey Distillery. In 1898, Grant declared bankruptcy and sold the distillery to AP Blyth, who renamed the distillery Dalwhinnie. The name, which roughly translates to "meeting place"in ancient Gaelic, is a reference to the cattle farmers who would pause at Dalwhinnie on their journey south to the cattle markets in Crieff and Falkirk. Dalwhinnie Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made exclusively from freshly harvested, plump barley, which is milled and mashed with water sourced from Lochan an Doire Uaine (meaning "Loch of the Green Thicket"). The pure spring water, which travels through local peat before reaching the loch (the loch itself is situated 2,000 feet above sea level), imparts a soft yet subtle complexity to the whisky. Since no other distillery may legally use water drawn from Lochan an Doire Uaine, no other distillery is able to replicate the unique, malty-sweet taste of Dalwhinnie Single Malt Scotch Whisky. After the barley has been milled and mashed, it is fermented in the distillery's original, wooden washbacks. While wooden washbacks are more expensive and difficult to maintain as compared to stainless steel washbacks, they absorb a portion of the heat generated during fermentation, and thus, enable a slower and longer fermentation process. Following fermentation, the wash is distilled twice, first through Dalwhinnie's copper-pot wash still, and then again through its copper-pot spirit still. Dalwhinnie 25 Year Old Limited Edition Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled in 1987 and matured for a minimum of 25 years in rejuvenated American oak casks. The whisky was bottled at cask strength in 2012. It has a golden amber color, along with an aroma of roasted nuts, cinnamon buns and syrup. The aroma gives way to notes of malted grains, summer fruits (particularly cherries and plums), cocoa and coffee on the palate, and ultimately leads to a finish accented by notes of creamy vanilla, ginger spice and honey. Only 5,358 bottles of this unique single malt were ever made, and only a handful of bottles were allocated to the United States. Pick one up today!
|Proof||104.2 (52.1% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Dalwhinnie Distillery|
Golden amber color, along with an aroma of roasted nuts, cinnamon buns and syrup. Aroma gives way to notes of malted grains, summer fruits (particularly cherries and plums), cocoa and coffee on the palate, and ultimately leads to a finish accented by notes of creamy vanilla, ginger spice and honey.
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