Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Gentle Spirit
Stated Age
15 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
02 Jul 2019 10:00 pm by Lech Lomond

Average value

€ 35.28

4 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

80 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.10 points

  1. dontwatchtv scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Apples on the nose, a bit of wood, it's a sweet whisky, pretty oily. The aftertaste has some spices in it and is medium long. Main association is apple juice with spices. It's a good whisky for the price.

  2. sidqi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A golden treasure,one of my favorite!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh and malty,fresh fruits,yellow pear,a little yeasty and floral notes,grassy and honey,vanilla ice cream.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet and mellow,malty and spicy,a little sweet,barley sugar,ginger,honey.Good balance!
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long and spicy,a little pineapple and pear,beeswax.Maybe a hint of smoke.

  3. El Bastardo scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    A rock-solid whisky for intermediate drinkers and an excellent choice for beginners until one or the other newbie might raise the bar.
    • Nose
      Quite fruity, I would say above average. A very light smoke can be found, but only relatively at the beginning. It flies quickly. Despite the age, a sweet and fresh meadow and other bright fruits. If you give it a little time, the age comes to the fore.
    • Taste
      More on the sweet side, but this is partly offset by the weight and flavor.
    • Finish
      Remains for a long time and is pleasantly clumsy down the throat.

  4. praisethepasta scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This is a fine, pleasant whisky, rather easy going, maybe on the edge of being overly sweet even to my personal taste, but that subtle smoke counterparts that nicely. All in all this might be a bit of an overlooked whisky by the seasoned enthusiasts (I for one hadn’t bought a bottle in years, but coming back to it, I have to say this was a pleasant revisit) but any ‘casual whisky drinker’ will very likely enjoy this one.
    • Nose
      83 83
      a burst of honey and oranges with heather, botanicals and herbal notes. We’re almost into liqueur territory here! If you give it some time to ease down, there’s vanilla, sweet pears and apples with a very distant and subtle hint (more of a suggestion even) of smoke at the back.
    • Taste
      82 82
      very citrus-y (oranges, orange peel and even orange marmalade) with again very present honey and heather notes, vanilla … sweet and with a somewhat dry texture. There is a touch of oak here as well, and the shy and subtle smoky note hiding behind it all slowly yet surely becomes more obvious (wouldn’t go as far as saying prevalent), giving the whole a nice and pleasant balance.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Not saying it’s very short, but it’s definitely not very long either. Dry (even the citrus note turns into a dried oranges sensation) ending on that smoky note.


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