Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Haig & Co. Ltd. (JH&C)
Stated Age
15 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Jan 2014 10:33 am by Wally

Average value

€ 27.74

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155 × member ratings

497 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dimple 15-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.30 points

  1. 777_7 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    When first opened this was kind of harsh and rough. Given some time to breathe in the bottle, this turned into a really drinkable and quite pleasant dram, but far from being complex or special. Probably the whisky with the lightest body I've had hitherto as well.
    If you have tasted it as a single malt on it's own, you can taste the Glenkinchie in this, as it is the lead malt within the Dimple/Pinch blend for decades. It doesn't have any off-notes, so quite decent casks have been used, but I would've never guessed that this is 15 years old, therefore it just lacks depth, body and complexity. If the grain alcohol wouldn't be detectable, this would've scored a few points higher, nevertheless very okayish.
    • Nose
      demerara sugar, pears, dried apricots, peaches, pineapple, flowers, honey, malt, allspice, cafe latte, a little soap, with deep nosing the grain shows as in neutral alcohol.
    • Taste
      silky smooth arrival, fruity and sweet, peaches, (dried) apricots, dark malt, demerara sugar, a hint of grassy notes, a bit thin with a light body. 
    • Finish
      sweet, malty, demerara sugar, a little woody bitterness, eventually neutral grain alcohol, really short. 

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    An inoffensive blend that noses well and shows some nice complexity on the palate, although the finish is pretty short.
    • Nose
      Saw dust and honey. Floral with a light acidity, as well as some orchard fruits, prunes and melted butter. Smooth.
    • Taste
      Some light tannins, as well as plums, sweet honey and some citrus. A touch of earl grey tea.
    • Finish
      Fairly short. Some caramel and roasted peanuts.

  3. riegerjonas scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sour, mossy, banana, honey
    • Taste
      watery, banana, marzipan, harmonious
    • Finish
      not very pronounced and shortly after dark peppery chocolate

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    My expectations were low, but they were exceeded! A beautiful, pleasant, mature blend that still convinces without much depth.
    Its production was stopped in favor of the NAS "Golden Selection".
    • Nose
      immediately honey, fruits (date, fig, orange), shortbread, vanilla;
    • Taste
      more pleasing, very fruity, ripe, sweet, honey, caramel, brown sugar, also wood, oak;
    • Finish
      one to medium-long finish, honey, creamy, buttery finish;

  5. Karsa Orlong scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      74 74

  7. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. Adamos scored this whisky 64 points Expert Junior

    GlenKinchie + Linkwood 
    • Nose
      good :) better than Ballantines , Lauders, or ...

      some fuityness, cereal, corn?
    • Taste
      spicy and pepper, bit dry, citrus 
    • Finish
      not much , but still some spicyness , it might reming a little bit of linkwood I'd say

  9. Adamos scored this whisky 64 points Expert Junior

    It's not that bad. But it's still blended whisky. But besides that it's quite good in taste. 

    I wouldn't look much for some deep sensuality in it. 

    But occasionaly for beginners should be just fine as a blended whisky.

    It's maybe only my sentiment for that bottle as I had it at the very begining and it left some good meomories ;)
    • Nose
      66 66
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      47 47

  10. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Begins fresh and delicate with a nice balancing act of tender oak, caramel, summer honey, biscuit malt and a hint of hay. Later, waxy apples, summer pears (Clapp's favorite) and warm earth follow. Maybe a hint of citrus. Very well put together.
    • Taste
      Soft and easy to get started. Again malty and slightly grassy. Citrus zest, metallic accents, warm earth, caramel and dusty dryness.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, complex. Oak, hay, green hazelnuts, summer honey and citrus zests.


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