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Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

Overall rating
80.89/100
votes
1324
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

€ 38,16

Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

189 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.89 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 86 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: 3.9/5.0 stars ≙ 86 pts → FIRST-CLASS [-]
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  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. Secouss scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    An easy first step in the world of whisky, the Dalwhinnie 15 years old offers a good balance of honey, flowery sweetness with a coherent body, giving a slightly spicy finish.
    A bottle worth gifting to any amateur and, I believe, quite a must-have in a collection.
    I guess its sweet subtlety is also the reason for it being underestimated.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. whiskyd scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      74 74

  7. Defeatless scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Just a rather good daily dram. Nothing less nothing more. Plain whisky which will satisfy pretty much everybody.
    • Nose
      Soft sweet malty notes. Indeed some honey, heater and there is a touch of hayshelter. What they call a grassy malt. Just a gentle but nice dram.
    • Taste
      Sweet, a little thin arrival. Then there is some hay notes, some honey and a touch of vanilla. There is a little spiciness too. Overall, nothing wrong with it.
    • Finish
      Short-medium length. There is quite a bourbon cask influence on this one. There is vanilla, honey, and some toffee. It isn't any tanic. But again, not really outstanding stuff either.

  8. Punktar scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Good and yet quite complex whisky for the summer evening on the veranda. I like it.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Fruity, orange. Summer meadow. Actually, rather fresh hay. I was promised honey, it may even be something, but I have a lot more hay and orange.
    • Taste
      80 80
      There is the honey! And the meadow is not mowed here, so rather summer meadow than hay. Orange is still there and something bittersweet in the background, but not disturbing.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Relatively short, it remains the appeal of honey. And is there some smoke now? Strange, that was not there before. But as I said - rather short.

  9. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Relatively uncomplicated beginner's whisky, which could have been a little more colorful and profound for its 15 years of taste. On the tongue better than in the nose with beautiful oak and pleasant spices.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Relatively artificial sweetness (reminiscent of dishwashing liquid, gum and slightly solvent)
    • Taste
      82 82
      Pleasantly spicy and oaky, artificial note is almost completely gone.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Oak says goodbye.

  10. Bomshanka scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Citrus, honey, maple leaves, apple cider, heather, sea breeze.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Slightly citric turning to oranges, slightly malty, salty caramel, sweet lemon cake, slightly drying.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, sugary orange peel turning dryish and slightly bitter, not unpleasant.

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