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Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

Overall rating 1129 votes 81.09

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165 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
05 May 2017 8:39 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 86 points

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 86 pts   ·FIRST-CLASS [-]·

Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
88
Presentation
86
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Tasting note
30 Oct 2017 6:14 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

süß und betörend, viel Honig, Orangenblüten, Äpfel, Birnen, Toffee, zarter Rauch und sommerlicher Kräutergarten, Wiesenblüten, Gänseblümchen und weißer Klee, ein Hauch Jasmin, ein Spritzer Zitrone, Vanille, weiße Schokolade, Zimt, frisches Holz, Heu

Taste

seidig-wässrig, zart-süß, viel Honig, Toffee, dicke Karamellsoße, geröstete Haselnüsse, Walnüsse, Toblerone mit Honig und Mandeln, Orangenblütenwasser, Äpfel, Zitrone, Vollmilchschokolade, frisch getoastetes Brot, Ingwer, leicht Zimt, ein Tropfen Orangenöl; minimal alkoholisch, ein Touch zu wässrig, malzig

Finish

kurz, Honig, Toffee, Orangenblüten und Toblerone ... und ein Ticken Rauch

Comments

Lecker, harmonisch, ein schöner Honig-Malt. Zu Unrecht völlig unterschätzter Standard - empfehlenswert.

EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Review note
30 Oct 2017 6:52 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.4
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
85
dRambo
Expert Senior dRambo Tasting note
14 May 2017 6:16 pm
dRambo gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Honig, Äpfel, Zitronenschale, Eichentannine, Baumsaft, Eichensäure, Vanille, Holzstaub, Blumige Kräuter

Taste

mild, leicht süß, mit schöner Eichenholzsäure und feinwürziger Eichenholznote, leicht prickelnd, zarte Bitterkeit, Schokoladennote, Karamell, Zitronenabrieb

Finish

mittellang, wärmend, prickelnd, würzig aber nicht scharf

Comments

Einer meiner liebsten Basics vorallem im Sommer, gut und günstig, profitiert von etwas Luft nach dem Öffnen darum dekantiere ich ihn immer direkt nach dem Öffnen 

My Collection
SilentBeing
Member Senior SilentBeing Tasting note
11 Nov 2017 2:15 am
SilentBeing gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Fresh and fairly distinctive nose. Barley sugar, heather honey, vanilla, almonds and green fruits like pears and green apples with a little lemon zest. Some floral notes with honeysuckle and freshly cut grass. A hint of caraway.

Taste

Very honeyed and malty sweet arrival. Develops quite a lot of ginger and white pepper and towards the finish some citrus sourness.

Finish

Quite intense ginger and pepper. Slight oaky bitterness and citrus sourness. The citrus lingers, and as it fades it leaves a very fresh and slightly sweet taste in your mouth.

Comments

A wonderfully sweet malt, but still with enough of an edge to make it interesting.

Chaot
Newbie Chaot Review note
20 Oct 2017 1:22 pm
Chaot gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.5
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
86
Presentation
83
Lorion
Expert Senior Lorion Tasting note
17 Oct 2017 4:50 pm
Lorion gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Honig, Kräuter, Malz, Zitrus.

Taste

Kräuter, Zitrus, Malz, Honig.

Finish

Kräuter, Honig (mittellang)

Comments

Kräuter, Honig. Das bleibt hängen.

spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
17 Sep 2017 1:57 pm
spigray gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
81
Nose
76
Initial taste
84
Body
81
Finish
80
Price
82
Presentation
86
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Tasting note
17 Sep 2017 1:04 pm
spigray gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

very light nose with a a lot of barley and yeast. very grassy. cannot get much out of this nose. I´m tasting a miniature which has been resting on my shelves for a few years, maybe it´s not that fresh any more?!
after a few minutes there´s a faint smokiness.
I´m very sorry to say it does not smell like a 15 yo as it´s quite metallic, too.

Taste

starts ultra light, the attack becoming stronger after a few seconds. very malty, much barley, bread. hints of honey. becoming quite sweet on toffee and vanilla. croissants.

Finish

rather short becoming a bit dull

Comments

remembered it a little better. still worth 81/100

Pvb
Member Senior Pvb Note
01 Sep 2017 12:39 am
Pvb gave this whisky 80 points

Ik ruik biscuitjes, dennenaalden, bloemen (lelie?), vanille . In de mond zacht, beetje romig, salmiak en een middellange afdronk. 

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