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Dalwhinnie 30-year-old

Overall rating
88.47/100
votes
76
Whiskybase ID
WB140082
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2019
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Hogsheads & Butts
Number of bottles
7584
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281059334
Added on
06 Oct 2019 9:54 am by maltaholic
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 574.23

35 × in wishlist

76 × member ratings

102 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie 30-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.47 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    my darlings from the series are

    1973-2003 Limited Edition 29yo
    1987-2012 SR 25yo

    Something different comes from 1989-2015 SR 25yo - it was produced in the time where UD had replaced the traditional Worm Tubs by others and this is noticeable in the style. 1989 does not come close to the abundance and intensity of its predecessors, but was clearly expensive to release.
    According to Diageo, the 30yo from 2019 is also from the short period without the 1989 Worm Tubs and you can tell it too - too bad.

    The Worm Tubs were restored in 1995;)

    I had half a dram - but a full little glass for the nose - my experience tells me that a Snifter would have harmed here rather with its large volume and the shy malt.

    I think the whisky is delicious - but extremely overpriced - I would grudgingly make € 250 loose - there I see the offered in comparison including 20% Fanboybonus. The score with PLV / PGV would be maximum at 86 points.
    • Nose
      89 89
      even lukewarm rather restrained - round and mature but not as excellent as I would expect for the price - also a bit more extroversion (intensity) must be there for me in the price range
    • Taste
      91 91
      great flavors but their concentration and presence are far too restrained - the points are there for the flavors - he seems a little "diluted"
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Old School

    There are not that many expressions of Dalwhinnie and yet it is one of Diageo’s bestsellers, top 15 material. It is already the third time that we may welcome it into the Special Releases. In 2012 and 2015 we got a 25 years old, but this time Diageo offers up a Dalwhinnie that matured for three decades, making it the one but oldest ever releases (the oldest being a Dalwhinnie 1966 Cask Strength bottled in 2002).

    Lovely nose! Mild but with a wonderful trace of woodsmoke. A snuffed out candle. Lovely acidity. Reminds me of the citric acid candy. Lots of heather. White fruit and leather. Nicely old school.

    Creamy on the palate, very mouth coating and heavily seasoned. Grapefruit, quinine, nutmeg and a fantastic salty edge that gives it a depth that will make you happy. You’ll feel the ABV, but water is unnecessary.

    The warm pepper continues in the long, waxy finish.

    Absolutely impressive Dalwhinnie. It will set you back some 500 EUR though.

  3. K C Wong scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. -sAxo- scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Why was it brought out as an SR bottling? Just because of the age? The whisky is reasonable but not great in any way. There are many, many similarly good whiskys at significantly better prices.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Grapes and other light fruits, vanilla and peanuts. There are also solvents and caraway seeds
    • Taste
      86 86
      spicy beginning, then becoming sweet and fruity. The alcohol stings a bit.
    • Finish
      86 86
      long finish with bitterness and spice.

  6. DrunkDude scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Characters of an old dram, vanilla, medium strong green apples, slight flavors of fresh pepper, scallion. 89
    • Taste
      88 88
      short Herbal honey sweet with veggie bitter, citrus lime peel then transfers to explosive spices, yeah, peppers. 88
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long Peppers spices, citrus and coco, coffee beans, herbal sweetness, tannin. 90

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    High-quality, high-quality whisky, without any frills, but also without failures, deep enough, not too wide palette of derivatives, but everything is very harmonious and cohesive.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, freshly sawn boards, lemonade notes, lemon peel, coated tablets, mineral shades - stone chips, mineral water with juice; green apples.
    • Taste
      Soft, saturated, oak, green apples, herbal shades, nuts, leather goods, creamy notes.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, delicate oak notes, ginger, leather goods, herbal tones.

  8. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    A very fine and initially subtle aroma with sherry and some vanilla. Candied fruits and honey sweetness are pleasantly noticeable on the nose. A warm chocolate also appears lukewarm, reminiscent of a dark mousse. Finally, I smell flowers and grass.

    Taste:
    The strength of the barrel warms the mouth immediately and looks very oily. I taste sweet fruits and especially oak flavor on the palate. A little ginger spiciness and fine herbs complete the taste profile.

    Outlet:
    A long and warm finish. Sweet and waxy, drying out at the back.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This S**twinnie is suprisingly nice. Other releases has been below average,
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This malt takes a lot of time and care to bring its qualities to the fore. Then there is a very beautiful, elegant whisky, on the forehead of which is written "understatement", but which overall makes it lack a bit of complexity.

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/dalwhinnie-30-yo-diageo-special-releases-547-vol-ob-2019/

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