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
07 Nov 2020 9:31 pm by Malzbrenner

Average value

€ 37.15

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Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.55 points

  1. domani scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A fresh whisky with a subtle sweetness and a slightly sour note of grapefruit as a counterpoint. It opens up on the palate and ends in a spicy-fruity finish. All finely tuned and balanced without any hint of alcohol. Beautiful whisky not only in summer, for me a permanent candidate in the whisky bar - 01/28/2022
    • Nose
      85 85
      Strong, sweet honey, pear, apple, grapefruit, lemongrass, very floral and grassy, almond milk
    • Taste
      85 85
      Cooling, fruity tart, grapefruit, soft and silky, ripe pear, banana, spicy, sparkling, salty caramel, grassy, banana
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length with fine oak spice, bitter walnut, sticky on the palate, fruit peel

  2. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Solid standard. Well suited for beginners. Mild, the aromas are still clear.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Spicy forest honey, heather, baked apple and ripe pears, bourbon vanilla. Clean and fresh.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Honey sweetness, baked apple, malt sweetness. Slightly sour notes (citrus). Vanilla and winter herbs. Very mild, reminiscent of a Lowlander.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Oak is noticeable, very subtle. Short to medium length.

  3. autorefill scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

  4. martin_the_collector scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. autorefill scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

  6. Emieloss89 scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

    Dalwhinnie 15 year old - 82

    Fresh grassy, but in a good way. Softly sweet, not overpowering. Nectar, lychee, grapefruit, fresh slightly sour white flowers, almond meal, rumraisins, hint of chocolate milk with alcohol or alcoholcherry bonbons. Cucumber. After a while, some honey comes through, but it all remains somewhat fresh, slightly acidic and modest. It does have complexity, but I miss fullness, there's no umami or saltiness. There should be some smoke in it, but I don't find it. It is in itself a nice complex scent, with plenty to explore. It's not quite my thing though. 77/100

    Sweet at first, very soft and comfortable on the tongue. honey with hints of chestnut and flowers. Fruit salad of; apples, lychee, unripe nectarina. Something faint that reminds me of methylated spirit, too bad. White grapes, almost sparkling white wine. A little dry oak, pink peppercorns. The moment of swallowing is a taste explosion of fruit, spice, flowers and sweetness. The balance between soft sweetness and almost sparkling, fresh and pungent is exceptional 82/100

    Long and pleasant, the heat builds with some pepper. ginger. Creamy milk chocolate, a hint of ground espresso beans and some almond. I love this finish! The finish goes on and on and on. At the end, the slightly sour lychee returns but now a lot more pleasant than in the aroma. Very good! 86/100

    The aroma is a bit too light and acidic for me, I miss some fullness and impact here. Not quite my cup of tea. However, the taste is good and I can appreciate it. The aftertaste sublime! I think the great thing about this whisky is that it seems to get better with every sip. Each time you discover something new or it comes in just a little bit different.

  7. TP_Wtr scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Good and solid representative from the standard range of OA's and, in my opinion, a really good PLV for at least 15 years and 43%. A little restrained at the beginning, then aromas of dried apples and pears, forest honey, which seems somewhat diluted to me. Creamy mouthfeel, sweet vanilla, again the thinned forest honey, nothing to taste of apples and pears, rather subtle citrus fruit and light wood notes. Medium-long finish, slightly spicy and sweet, the often described subtle smoke can be guessed at for me, but maybe just a suggestion.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. tangtang scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    very pleasant and solid standard whisky that goes very well with the warm season or warm temperatures. Nice summer whisky to say the least. Not overly complex but definitely recommended for the PLV.

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Dalwhinnie OB Tasting
    Winters Gold 2021 bottle 43% - 80/81/82
    15 year 2021 43% - 83/82/84
    Winters Frost GOT House Stark 2018 43% - 77/75/76
    Distiller’s Edition 2002/2017 43% - 83/84/85
    Bodega cask 10 year 63% , drawn from cask at distillery - 86/86/84
    1973 29 year 2003 Special Release 57.8% - 87/85/86

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Similar to Winters Gold which is to be expected but it has a little more going on, with a nice spice note.
    This has better initial mouthfeel than WG but like that bottle not sweet.
    On the palate there is some white fruit , a touch of apricot and a little honey, this just feels a little more substantial than WG.
    Finish is pretty good , warm and spicy, good length.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84


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