- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Gentle Spirit
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- United States
- Added on
- 20 Nov 2011 12:32 pm
11 × in wishlist
60 × member ratings
235 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie 15-year-old
14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.95 points
- A rock-solid whisky for intermediate drinkers and an excellent choice for beginners until one or the other newbie might raise the bar.
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.
More on the sweet side, but this is partly offset by the weight and flavor.
Remains for a long time and is pleasantly clumsy down the throat.
- Nose: Honey, caramel, bright green apples
Palate: apples and caramel stay, nice and thick but not oily
Finish: the sweetness continues to fade to grass and hay.
Overall: Nice but a little to delicate for me to buy a bottle.
- Balanced, seasoned, light, but you cannot call it saturated, there is a variety in it, sometimes dry as red wine, sometimes it seems sweet, honey, but not complicated. First, a little peat adds piquancy to the middle of the bottle, peat appears more, more bonfire, smoke, old skin, a little sea theme, whisky becomes even tastier.
First of all, woody and dry, light, a hint of oiliness and something burnt, quite seasoned, with the aroma of field herbs and honey. Later a hint of sea salt, and more peat, a wood fire.
The taste is sweet, oak-honey, some sweet citruses, bitter herbs. After some time, a sweet, delicious, smoked malt appears.
Light bitterness, a taste of alcohol, a little peat, long-lasting and warming from the inside, the aftertaste as if chewing a piece of wood.
- Aroma: Sweet, honey and vanilla
Taste: honey and strong sweetness, light oak notes.
Finish: medium long, strong sweetness
- Best value for money, nice fruity sweetness
A bit dry but some nice honey, floral and pear notes come through.
Warmly coats the palate with a bit of spice, honey and some salt. This is not as sweet on the palate as the nose suggests but with some oxygen and maybe a drop of water, this settles out nicely.
Rather long with floral notes and spice lingering. A classic highland single malt!
- Extraordinarily complex, delicate, beautiful whisky! Incredible nose, and a satisfying palate that keeps me very interested. Makes a great aperitif, and also pairs well with chocolate or cheese.