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Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

Overall rating
80.85/100
votes
1368
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

€ 38,33

Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

193 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.85 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. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Sweet fruity bourbon barrel nose, then a lot of wood but not quite mine.

  7. Kaleva scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Good highland whisky, balanced but not very complex.
    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, caramel, very light background smoke
    • Taste
      Honey, sweet, citrus, malt
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, apple, smokey

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Rather easy enjoyable and gentle. Delicate flower honey with sugar and vanilla. Bit too easy on the mouth and silky finish
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      75 75

  9. 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

  10. whiskyd scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

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

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