Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition 2006
Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition 2006 is a highly regarded single malt Scotch whisky produced by the Dalwhinnie distillery, located in the picturesque Scottish Highlands. This limited edition expression represents a refined and distinctive variation of their classic Dalwhinnie whisky.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Distillers Edition 2006 undergoes a unique double maturation process that sets it apart from the distillery's core range. Initially, the whisky is aged in traditional American oak casks, allowing it to develop a smooth and rich character infused with subtle notes of honey, vanilla, and orchard fruits.
Dalwhinnie distillery was founded in 1897. The cost of building the distillery was just 10000 pounds back then. The distillery went through important refurbishment works and changes of ownership until 1919 when its was acquired by Macdonald Greenlees and Williams Ltd. This company became part of Distillery Company Limited (DCL) in 1926. When the distillery was sold to an American company in 1905, it became the first Scottish distillery to be owned by a foreign entity.
From 1926, under its new ownership, the distillery operated without major incidents. In 1934 Dalwhinnie was destroyed by a fire. The distillery was refurbished and reopened in 1938. It continued operations almost uninterrupted until 1986. Eighteen years after the malting floors at the distillery were decommissioned (1968) it went through another refurbishment. In 1988 its whisky was released as part of the Classic Malts Collection. Dalwhinnie is one of the distilleries located at the highest elevation in Scotland.
The style of the distillery is influenced by its usage of a long fermentation period, clear wort, very lightly peated barley and worm tubs. This rich and full bodied spirit takes some 15 years to age when kept at warehouses close to the distillery given the constant low temperature.