- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Distillers Edition
- Double Matured in Oloroso Sherry Wood
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 13 Sep 2010 10:09 am
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32 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie 1980
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.57 points
- This smells really rich but I find the palate harsh at first,
But it settles down eventually, this tastes like a syrupy old blend to me.
- Well, this is something totally different from its more recent brother. Balanced, lovely sherry notes and most of all a great body. Impressive.
The nose offers loads of dark fruit (think raisin, plums, figs and dades), but also lovely hints of Turkish Delight, candied orange peel and toffee. It also has a mild herbal side as if from freshly cut grass and sawn planks. This is nicely balanced and very good.
It is wonderfully creamy on the palate. You can almost chew it. Wow! Yes, very good. Feisty arrival with a big spiciness from pepper and cloves and immediately dark and sweet on caramel, plum liqueur, orange marmalade and wine gums. A fresh note of lemon appears, sprinkled with juicy honey. And then there is that trace of woodsmoke. This is lovely.
The finish is medium long, honeysweet and a touch old school if you know what I mean.
- A firm and rounded body.
Oloroso,liquorice, rooty, grassy.
Very sweet,toffee notes. Honey. Lemons. Long flavour. cut grass, vanilla and fresh oak. Good interplay and balanced. Sherry sweetness.
Very long and nice. Cut grass, some peat smoke. And oakiness.
- A lovely Distillers Edition
Full, aromatic, warm, hints of chocolade
Fruity, peppery, slightly spicy on the tongue
Warm, sherry like with lovely woodspices