An interesting one this, my local pub/restaurant added a frozen malt to their list of dessert wines.
I reviewed this Dalwhinnie a wee while ago: [url]http://dramperday.com/2011/01/24/240111/[object 2] and found lots of honey, sweet malt, fudge and a little smoke in the background.
Tonights dram is completely different! Delicate and grassy, the grain is more obvious, it’s crisp, dry and refreshing. As it warms a little some sweetness emerges, honey for sure but the smoke never returns, even after 30 minutes in my hand.
I scored the room temperature dram as 3/5, the score for an enjoyable dram.
I’d struggle to change the score for the frozen dalwhinnie. If anything it’s lost a little complexity but it’s a beautiful after dinner (or pre-dinner!!) drink for a warm summer evening. As such, I highly recommend it.
In fact, I’m going to try my own freezing experiments with some more whiskies. Not sure anything heavily sherried or too smoky will work so I’m contemplating:
Balvenie 17yo Madeira
Glen Moray Chardonnay
Grants Ale Cask
Any more suggestions?