This is the new Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition (2016 release) which is starting to pop up in stores. It is matured in ex-bourbon casks and ‘double matured’ in Oloroso sherry casks.
Dalwhinnie 2000 ‘Distiller’s Edition’ (43%, OB 2016, Oloroso finish, ref. D.SX.312)
Nose: baked apple and honey, with subtle herbal undertones. Heather. Hints of hay and dusty wheat. Certainly not unpleasant, but a bit on the safe and silent side.
Mouth: rather sweet and raisiny now, with hints of Spanish brandy. Cider apples. The sweetness makes place for nutty notes and soft spices. Fades on milk chocolate, and lots of it.
Finish: medium long, rather sweet. On a second level: spices from the oak and hints of baked bread.
Quite nice, almost like a Scotch whisky with a dash of Spanish brandy. One for whisky lovers with a sweet tooth. Around € 60.