Having been built as recently as 1898, the
Dalwhinnie Distillery is comparatively quite young. Even so,
it has learned very well and very quickly because its spirit
has a good following. Depending on your information source,
it is located at either the highest or second highest elevation
level of all of Scotland's distilleries. It also serves as
a meteorological observation post. During the winter months,
the distillery can be snowbound for several weeks at a time.
Dalwhinnie is located close to the entrance of Drumochter
Pass in the central Highlands. The name in Gaelic means "meeting
place". The village by this name is located at the junction
of old cattle-droving trails that come from the north and
west and lead to the central Lowlands. This crossroads community
was witness to much illicit whisky smuggling in earlier days.
15 year old
dry and slightly peaty.
and slightly oily.
flavor development. Sweetness, with a little peat in evidence.
Also, aromatic with heather and notes of hon
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