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Dalwhinnie 1980

Overall rating
86.57/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB18114
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1980
Casktype
Double Matured in Oloroso Sherry Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
D.SC.312
Added on
13 Sep 2010 10:09 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 356.95

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32 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie 1980

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.57 points

  1. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      83 83
      It
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. markjedi1 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Well, this is something totally different from its more recent brother. Balanced, lovely sherry notes and most of all a great body. Impressive.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, honeysweet and a touch old school if you know what I mean.

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A firm and rounded body.
    • Nose
      Oloroso,liquorice, rooty, grassy.
    • Taste
      Very sweet,toffee notes. Honey. Lemons. Long flavour. cut grass, vanilla and fresh oak. Good interplay and balanced. Sherry sweetness.
    • Finish
      Very long and nice. Cut grass, some peat smoke. And oakiness.

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A lovely Distillers Edition
    • Nose
      Full, aromatic, warm, hints of chocolade
    • Taste
      Fruity, peppery, slightly spicy on the tongue
    • Finish
      Warm, sherry like with lovely woodspices

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