Established in the 1890's, Dalwhinnie was taken over in 1905 by an American distiller who was looking for malts to produce blended whiskies for the US market. The American adventure continued until the prohibition in the United States in 1920, and the distillery returned to the Scottish fold. Dalwhinnie eventually became part of another blenders group, James Buchanan, famous for the Black & White blended whisky label. Only 10% of the production is marketed as single malt, the remainder being used in blends such as Black & White.
Smooth and aromatic, heather and honey- sweetness. Excellent when chilled. A crisp, dry aromatic nose, then smooth flavours of heather, honey-sweetness, malt and citrus-fruits lead to a lingering, sweet finish and finally more smoke, peat and malt. Gold in colour. A big, crisp, dry and very aromatic nose with hints of heather and peat. Light to medium bodied. Smooth, soft and lasting flavours of heather, honey sweetness and vanilla followed by deeper citrus-fruit flavours and hints of malted bread. Long, lingering, surprisingly intense finish that starts sweetly, then gives way to smoke, peat and malt.