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Dalwhinnie 2002 (bottled 2017) Oloroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition Review

Dalwhinnie 2002 (bottled 2017) Oloroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition Dalwhinnie is a distillery that seems to have slipped through my radar pretty much all the time, I've previously reviewed a couple of examples but really need to make an effort to dig out some basic examples and try to review a few more of these.

Another distillery, from Diageo, that seems to get very little love in terms of independent bottlers, so does this all go to blending and official bottlings, ifs there little demand for this as a independent bottling or are Diageo just not happy to sell on casks of this?

This is a tasty fruity, delicious drop of whisky, light and easy going initially there is definitely enough complexity in here to make you want to keep dipping your nose in the glass and keep sipping at it.

This really has made me want to look at more drams from this distillery and to try to hunt out any independent bottlings that might exist anywhere.

Available to buy from specialists such as Master of Malt

Thanks to Drinks by the Dram for the 2018 Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar that this was part of.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

This is quite a light dram, even with the oloroso cask influence, there's light notes of mixed crushed nuts and then a gentle dark fruits note, dried apricots and dates coming in here for sure, some gentle white pepper spices and a touch of butterscotch angel delight and milk chocolate shavings.

Palate

Initial delivery is light and fruity, raisins, dates and more of those dried apricots, some creamy angel delight notes again along with a rich milk chocolate mousse, then a smattering of white pepper spices along with dusty mixed nuts

Finish

The mixed nuts stay along with the chocolate mousse and white pepper

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Dalwhinnie 2002 (bottled 2017) Oloroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition
Age: 2002 Vintage
ABV: 43.00
Distiller: Dalwhinnie
Bottler: Dalwhinnie
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 20/02/2019 by Tom



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