Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

Overall rating
82.63/100
votes
54
Whiskybase ID
WB169402
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Gentle Spirit
Bottled
09.10.2020
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L0282CM007
Barcode
5000281005423
Added on
07 nov 2020 9:31 pm by Malzbrenner
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 37.15

5 × in wishlist

54 × member ratings

185 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

15 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.63 points.

  1. molpet scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A really nice entry level light summer whisky. Nothing more. Honey, malt, pears, apples, something grassy/nutty. Maybe a touch of grapefruit on the finish as well. Always available, and the price/performance ratio for 40-45 Euro is more than OK. Recommended!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. 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

  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

    Nose:
    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

    Taste:
    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

    Finish:
    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

    Closing:
    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. Dogs2 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_WhiskyYoda 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

  11. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Very mild and smooth whisky, with well-composed, delicate aromas that become more intense with every sip. Solid standard, is ideal for beginners or as a gift.

  12. Expraesi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  13. jvanopstal scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    A nice and light whisky. Also suitable for people who start to drink whisky
    • Nose
      Honey and flowers and some fruit (pears)
    • Taste
      Honey, vanilla and caramel
    • Finish
      Medium and fruity with a bit of spices

  14. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      fruit-honey, creamy, apples
    • Taste
      83 83
      malt, honey, caramel, some citrus fruits, vanilla, spices
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium, malt, caramel and honey

  15. Kazbarr scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  16. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      apple, vanilla, honey, floral notes
    • Taste
      85 85
      malt, honey, caramel-creamy, floral tones
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium, honey-floral

  17. El Bastardo did not rate this whisky 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
      60 60
      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
      60 60
      More on the sweet side, but this is partly offset by the weight and flavor.
    • Finish
      60 60
      Remains for a long time and is pleasantly clumsy down the throat.

  18. 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.

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