Dalwhinnie Distillery, situated in the Highland village of Dalwhinnie in Scotland, produces Single Malt Scotch Whisky classified as a Highland Malt. It is owned by Diageo and is believed to be the highest distillery in Scotland.
The site for the distillery was chosen for its access to clear spring water from Lochan-Doire-Uaine and abundant peat from the surrounding bogs. Set in splendid mountain scenery, Dalwhinnie is the highest distillery in Scotland at 1164' above sea level. The name Dalwhinnie is derived from Gaelic word Dail Chuinnidh, which means meeting place, referring to the meeting of ancient cattle drovers' routes through the mountains.
The nose is rich and enticing with notes of butterscotch, sweet spices, tinned peaches and blossom. These flavours develop on the palate and are joined by flavours of honey, oats, chocolate, nuts and a slight smoky hint. The finish is long and rounded with malt and marzipan characters.
Bottled at 43.0% ABV.