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Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

Overall rating
80.97/100
votes
1269
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

€ 37,22

Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

182 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.97 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. SilvanoS scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh fruits (mainly pear and apple), heather honey, pollen and some spicy and oaky notes.
    • Taste
      Coherent to the nose: Fresh and delicate but not as fruity as the nose suggests. More spicy notes appear.
    • Finish
      The finish is delicate and chewy. It fades away with some spicy notes at the throat. A fine entry level Highland Malt.

  6. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Light summery, floral whisky with harmonious
    Price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      Honey, apple, a hint of smoke, floral notes
    • Taste
      Honey, flowery, light smoke
    • Finish
      Medium, season with some oak and pepper

  7. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Dalwhinnie 15YO is a good and tasty whisky.
    It appears with notes of citrus, apples, wet wood, sweet fruits, vanilla and pears on nose. The palate is citric and spicy with apples and wood notes. The finish is a long, sweet, spicy and citric with vanilla and green apples notes. It’s a tasty, smooth and citric whisky.

  8. SVWRamius scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    The Dalwhinnie 15 has scored the most with me by its price / performance ratio. Very tasty whisky for the very tight budget.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  9. SVWRamius scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    At first I would say, good but a 15 year old can do more. But you have to consider the price a little bit. With his 30 € (+ - 5) he competes against 10 year old, one or the other 12 years and mainly against NAS whiskys, and against just this whisky in this price range he scores a lot. That makes him a very good all-day dram and should also be part of every beginner's repertoire. He is always delicious.
    • Nose
      Lots of vanilla, fruit and fresh hay for a day on the pasture. In addition, a very slight cinnamon note and a lot of freshly sawn wood are paired.
    • Taste
      Honey sweet vanilla, cappuccino and lots of wood. For his 43% surprisingly strong. In the background quite strong wood and a little caramel. The whole thing is accompanied by a hint of smoke and malt.
    • Finish
      Sweet and medium with wood and cappuccino.

  10. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    All in all consistent, delicious, fruity - will be remembered: my first whisky :)
    • Nose
      Intense, fruity sweet with a little sharpness
    • Taste
      Mild, sweet
    • Finish
      (too) short finish

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