In the late 2013 Diageo announced launch of the Triple Matured range, another extension to the Classic Malts series.
The range includes well-known ‘Classic Malts’ aged in three different types of wood and will be available exclusively to members of Friends of the Classic Malts. Dalwhinnie Triple Matured comprises whiskies initially aged in traditional refill casks, then transferred into ex-bodega casks and finally into European oak refill casks to integrate aromas and flavors. The whisky was bottled at 48% abv with an outrun of 6000 bottles.
Nose: very aromatic, lots of honey, sweet pastries, baklava, dry rose petals, gooseberries, bananas, sweet spices and hints of oak.
Palate: rich and sweet, honey, crème brûlée, peaches, strawberries, banana bread, sugared nuts, hints of vanilla and cinnamon and touch of toasted oak.
Finish: long and sweet, with notes of honey, brown sugar, juicy fruit, oak and faintest hint of smoke.