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Dalwhinnie releases Winter's Gold single malt whisky with a frozen perfect serve

Published:  18 August, 2015

A single malt whisky recommended to be served frozen has been launched by Diageo-owned Scotch whisky producer Dalwhinnie.

Winter's Gold is bottled at 43% abv and will have a UK rrp of £38 when it is released across western Europe from September.

Speyside producer Dalwhinnie is the highest distillery in the UK and forms part of Diageo's Classic Malts line-up.

Distillery manager Bruce Mackenzie said: "Winter's Gold honours the influence that the cold has on Dalwhinnie.

"Our master blender, Craig Wilson, only selects casks laid during Scottish winter months to create a golden, rich single malt whisky."

The cold weather conditions at Dalwhinnie affect the liquid's flavour at the condensing stage of the whisky making process, reducing the contact the liquid has with copper, making a liquid that is sulphury in flavour at first but develops honey and heather notes after maturation.

Donald Colville, global ambassador for malts, said: "This indulgent, honeyed whisky really comes into its own when served frozen.

"The whisky's rich, honeyed flavours become more intense, and heather, slight hints of peat and spicy aromas are released as the whisky heats up in your hands."