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Dalwhinnie 15-year-old

Overall rating 78 votes 82.53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Barcode
5000281018331
Added on
28 Jun 2012 11:09 am
ColoredChillfiltered

one in wishlist

279 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 20
Taste 20
Finish 19
Balance 20

Tastingtags

13 Notes

iDea D
Expert Senior iDea D Review note
10 Nov 2017 8:54 pm
iDea D gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
81
Body
80
Finish
83
Price
90
Presentation
83
Dimitri
Tuco1972
Member Senior Tuco1972 Review note
31 Aug 2017 1:14 pm
Tuco1972 gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.4
Nose
84
Initial taste
86
Body
83
Finish
83
Price
86
Presentation
86
Eclectic Scotchist
Expert Senior Eclectic Scotchist Review note
01 Dec 2016 1:09 am
Eclectic Scotchist gave this whisky 77 points
Weighted Rate
77
Nose
78
Initial taste
78
Body
77
Finish
75
Price
77
Presentation
77
Eclectic Scotchist
Expert Senior Eclectic Scotchist Tasting note
01 Dec 2016 1:55 am
Eclectic Scotchist gave this whisky 77 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Very fruity (apples, pears and red dried fruits like berries etc), light toffee, a touch of blackcurrant, vanilla, high-quality strawberry ice cream, some unburnt peat, a light and malty character throughout, slightly nutty mellow oak, hints of butter, a faint touch of pepper, oak spices intermingled with a light sherry note, restrained and light peat smoke, honey-infused cream, some saltiness, flowers (from the mountains?) and lots of strawberry present at all times.

Taste

Honey, cream, a bit of smoke, light and nutty malt, dried fruits (predominantly red), butter, vanilla, minerals, some sherry (quite faint), salt, oak, fresh leather, soft tobacco and strawberries.

Finish

Medium long - ,mellow oak, some clean smoke, vanilla, cream, unburnt peat, a lingering presence of dried fruits towards the end, faint traces of liquorice, minerals, subtle leather, the light and delicate malty character is present from start to finish. 

Comments

Medium-bodied (might be the result of Dalwhinnie's worm tubs). Not the most complex whisky out there, but I find it a very charming dram and it has a lot of great flavour combinations going for it.

iDea D
Expert Senior iDea D Tasting note
31 Jul 2016 5:43 pm
iDea D gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Neat - light honey, blossom sweetness, dry fruit, slightly tart. w/ warer - heavier sweetness, light oak, fresh fruit.

Taste

Neat - shallow, sweet arrival. Dark development to spicy, warm oily and bitter citrus. w/ water - sweet, spicy arrival. Short but warm spicy development to sweet and sour citrus ending.

Finish

Straight from the development ending in citrus.

Comments

Needs oxidization in the bottle: gets better after a few weeks. Likes water and time in the glass.. Initially rating 81. After ca. 2 weeks going to 84. 15 years being the standard expression; it needs the maturation, or better wood? Good price - quality balance.

Dimitri
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
08 Jun 2016 9:16 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.6
Nose
82
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
83
Presentation
83
My Collection
Jimjam
Expert Senior Jimjam Note
03 Apr 2016 1:30 pm
Jimjam gave this whisky 85 points

Honey, malted barley and citrus. Not the most complex whisky ever, but not to be sniffed at. Very tasty, very enjoyable

I don't want to be a master. When I'm learning something, I'm in my element. - Chick Corea
Butz75
Expert Senior Butz75 Review note
11 Sep 2015 3:47 pm
Butz75 gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80.2
Nose
85
Initial taste
83
Body
78
Finish
76
Price
82
Presentation
76
The-Man-best-Friend
Expert Senior The-Man-best-Friend Review note
08 Apr 2015 10:24 am
The-Man-best-Friend gave this whisky 81 points

Von allem ein bisschen und RatzFatz weg.

Weighted Rate
80.9
Nose
81
Initial taste
81
Body
81
Finish
81
Price
83
Presentation
78
haubi
Member Senior haubi Tasting note
22 Mar 2015 1:14 pm
haubi gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Malz, Vanille und Limone – dazu im Hintergrund ganz leichter Rauch. Eine komplexe, sehr zurückhaltende, aber stimmige Nase. Heide, Honig, Rohrzucker und Hefe. Für mich hat der Malt eine Ähnlichkeit mit dem Cragganmore 12.

Taste

Heidekraut, saftiger Apfel und Zitrusaromen. Leicht süß und eher fruchtig. Keine dominierende Würze.

Finish

Rund und gefällig, mittellang, leichter Eicheneinschlag.

Comments

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