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Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

Overall rating
80.82/100
votes
1422
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281005423
Added on
16 Aug 2007 12:00 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 38,17

87 × in wishlist

1422 × member ratings

4691 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

203 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.82 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Administrator

    Known as 'the honey malt', Dalwhinnie 15 is a characterful whisky from the Highlands of Scotland. It combines a rich and delicious sweetness with the complexity and full-bodied nature of long cask maturation. On the nose, there are heather honey, barley sugar and hints of spices. After a gentle arrival with fruity sweetness, the taste turns slightly bitter and dry - but well-measured. The influence of the oak is restrained, providing a long and spicy finish. Overall, a Single Malt with an excellent price-quality ratio that is easy accessible to the beginner.

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, harmonious, a beautiful honey malt. Unjustly completely underestimated standard - recommended.
    • Nose
      sweet and beguiling, lots of honey, orange blossom, apples, pears, toffee, delicate smoke and summer herb garden, meadow flowers, daisies and white clover, a touch of jasmine, a splash of lemon, vanilla, white chocolate, cinnamon, fresh wood, hay
    • Taste
      silky-watery, delicately sweet, a lot of honey, toffee, thick caramel sauce, roasted hazelnuts, walnuts, tobiano honey and almonds, orange blossom water, apples, lemon, whole milk chocolate, freshly toasted bread, ginger, light cinnamon, one drop of orange oil; minimal alcoholic, a touch too watery, malty
    • Finish
      short, honey, toffee, orange blossom and Toblerone ... and a ticking smoke

  3. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    One of my favorite basics especially in the summer, good and cheap, benefits from some air after opening so I decant it always right after opening
    • Nose
      Honey, Apples, Lemon peel, Oak tannins, Tree sap, Acetic acid, Vanilla, Wood dust, Floral herbs
    • Taste
      mild, slightly sweet, with beautiful oak acidity and fine spicy oak notes, slightly tingling, delicate bitterness, hint of chocolate, caramel, lemon zest
    • Finish
      medium long, warming, tingling, spicy but not spicy

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Short comparison. Current version (WID: 301) and an old version from the 1980s (WID: 15007)

    The current version is slightly fresher and more sparkling in the nose. The older version is more set and has more depth. This is probably also something of the "Old Bottle Flavor". Also interesting is the wax note from the old version. There is no trace of this in the current version.
    The impression of the nose continues in the mouth. I'll just say it like this. The current version is a little louder and cheekier and the old version is quieter and more confident. But the old bottling would probably have done a few percent more well.

    Overall, I like the older version better.

    But the current Dalwhinnie is a solid standard.

  9. Dimitri Hillewaert scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Dalwhinnie's Bestseller - a Classic Malt of Scotland - a mature, very neat Highlander!
    • Nose
      sweet fruits (apples, distinctly pears), malty and soft, vanilla;
    • Taste
      pleasantly powerful onset, fudge, toffee, vanilla, ripe, slightly spicy oak / oak behind;
    • Finish
      medium-long malty finish; in the end spice and a lot of vanilla;

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