Dalwhinnie 1996

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Oloroso Sherry Finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
D. ST. 312
Added on
23 oct 2012 1:47 pm

Average value

€ 146.59

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63 × member ratings

208 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Dalwhinnie 1996

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.86 points.

  1. herby.usa scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Arquebus scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    More complex, richer and sweeter than the 15, but perhaps difficult to justify paying over £50 for this edition. The standard 15yo at £25 a bottle is exceptional value.

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The Dalwhinnie Distillers Editions has surprisingly little fruity elements in terms of taste. Rather, slightly bitter and tart wood aromas dominate. Only the nose reminds of a DE. The nutty touch is very pleasant. A solid DE, where I already tasted better.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring the typical Oloroso sherry dominates the nose. Fruity berries mingle with subtle oak tones, vanilla and a touch of tangerines are now present. The 43% alcohol is perfectly integrated. It develops a subtle aroma of wet leather and a hint of tobacco. Fresh and malty fruit now dominate the spicy nose.
    • Taste
      At first, a minty freshness dominates. Only after a few seconds does the spicy oak become noticeable. Slowly, the sweet fruit comes to light. But only briefly, then dominates the fine tart and subtly spicy oak. A touch of grapefruit and a pinch of pepper come from the wood. A light nut aroma arises.
    • Finish
      With a slight pungency and grapefruit aromas, the finish begins. Sweet fruit is covered relatively quickly by spicy and fine bitter wood aromas. A light walnut aroma is becoming more intense and finishes the finish bitter and fine.

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice nose, faint finish and taste completely ok and good drinkable.
    • Nose
      On the one hand bright sweet fruits and on the other spicy oak, the fruity basic character of Dalwhinnie is still recognizable, peach, vanilla, honey, behind it a bit of dark chocolate and old leather, mint, some coffee, malt, with time, the Olorosoeinfluss becomes clearer
    • Taste
      sweet, spicy, oak, very sweet, fruity, peach, then it will be dry on the palate, Oloroso, plum jam, grapes, salt, but also vanilla and malt
    • Finish
      still a lot of peach in the back, rather short, then quite one-dimensional, a bit oak

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For the sample, I thank Nethar. I read his review when I wrote it, and I see that with the peaches we had a pretty good idea. This is cool whisky, with this style I have no problem. Try it when you have the opportunity.
    • Nose
      The smell is in the line of fruit-chocolate-med-little flowers. Nothing surprising, nothing original, but pleasant smell. From fruit, the most mature, juicy peaches are the brightest. (84 b)
    • Taste
      Taste is smell in perfect harmony. Unless it is useless to re-write. The body is thinner. Sweetness prevails, the reverberation is spicey, in the end a bit of bitterness. (84 b)

  6. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A great vintage for Dalwhinnie.
    • Nose
      Sweet citrus notes, with an unmistakable heather fluttering.
    • Taste
      Rich and sherried, delicious grapes and sprinkles of spice.
    • Finish
      The spice grown hotter on the finish, wonderfully energetic.

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N: syrup, spices - pepper, fruity - , cappuccino, chocolate and caramel
    T: malty, citrus, bitter, fudge and chocolate - mocha
    F: medium drying, very bitter, vanilla and later something briny - coastal
    blind tasting with Kay

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite subtle. The sherry is not as present as you'd expect based on the colour.
    • Nose
      Tangerine, citrus, straw, cherry, plum, vanilla, caramel, almond, honey, mint and antique furniture.
    • Taste
      Tangerines, caramel, beeswax, plum, marzipan, straw, citrus, vanilla, cappucino, mint and liquorice.
    • Finish
      Tangerine, marzipan, plum, cappucino, vanilla and honey.


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