Overall rating
75.39/100
votes
161
Whiskybase ID
WB51021
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Haig & Co. Ltd. (JH&C)
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281003337
Added on
19 jan 2014 10:33 am by Wally
Colored

Average value

€ 27.74

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161 × member ratings

524 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Dimple 15-year-old

33 users have left 36 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 75.39 points.

  1. marmeladow scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    tasty, delicately fruity, vanilla and well-made Blended Scotch with nice maturation. Hardly noticeable grain content
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80
      short

  2. Roley scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  3. MonkeChef scored this whisky 67 points Expert Junior

    Meh.
    • Nose
      Very sweet, vanilla, toffee, honey, raisins.
    • Taste
      Diluted, mild, honey, pepper, caramel, and vanilla.
    • Finish
      caramel, spices, vanilla, honey, pepper.

  4. Totolino scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    Not recommended on its own.
    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  5. riegerjonas scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    2020-12-28
    • Nose
      sour, mossy, banana, honey
    • Taste
      watery, banana, marzipan, harmonious
    • Finish
      not very pronounced and shortly after dark peppery chocolate

  6. 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;

  7. Karsa Orlong scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

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

  8. ezioaudit scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

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

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

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

  10. dandyman 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. 

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. The_Sam scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  15. Achany scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    nicely balanced, smooth, sweet, honey and bloosoms, malt and oak mingles together with some fine spices. fine blend
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

  16. Cubey666 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      76 76

  17. spigray scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. spigray scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    easygoing blend, i really like it. have to try the 43% version.
    84/100
    • Nose
      very mild flavours of malt, caramel, vanilla and apples. you can smell some oak but it´s well integrated as well as the grain is. whiffs of smoke.
      know what? I like it!
    • Taste
      the mouthfeel is a little watery but the flavours are really strong. wonderful balance and it´s absolutely mouthwatering. starts on malt, brioche, danish pastry. spicy and a little gingery. roasted nuts.
    • Finish
      medium, becoming dryer

  19. jankes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  20. Daan Tje scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      71 71

  22. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N: Following on from the fairly decent and pleasing 70 proof NAS WB, lets try an aged Dimple. A touch of peat>smoke, plenty of pepper, peppery Housin sauce, stewed/syruped fruits [school canteen styley], sweet [bourbon cask] dunnage, fermented/over-ripe oranges, tomatoes and apricot>plums,…. Wasn’t sure about it, but over time the oily freshness wins me over a little. Theres also, I want to say marble cake but its not - swirling patterned, white icing topping anyone?. Theres way more here than i first gave it credit for.
    T: Disappointing, tame, limp and dry start, but it gets sharper and fresher over time, then more rounded yet still a little prickly. There is a thin, sweet, honeyed=fruit juice>syrup resurgence before the emergence of soft smoked-oak chippings into the finish.
    F: Smoky for sure [dry ashtray] but theres a blossoming now - savoury>sweet creamed-malt finish with a mouthfeel to boot. Creamy/milky, sour [oak] chocolate,….. creamed-cereal mouth chew,… chocolate witch hazel,…. Watch keenly for the cask hold that finally peels back out to offer and reveal the creamy, malty spirit - a charming de-evolution. A bit of a washy-spirit finish however.
    C: Age wise there’s an 18yo and a 12yo Dimple yet at times the old 70 proof NAS Dimple came across far more mature than the 15yo, with complexity to match. This 15yo is a late starter though, it only really gets going in the final third ‘of the race’ - yet with time theres positives at all stages. In part i enjoyed the previous NAS Dimple, but on proper inspection, the 15yo is [a few points] more complex and accomplished. Still let down however by a relatively weak middle.

    Scores an 81

  23. 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.

  24. sammy01 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      80 80

  25. mer1973 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  26. zinaf scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    tasted blind

    N: sawdust, cardboard; mouldy; touch of rotten red apple; some sweet fruit comes through but faded quickly
    M: raw; pepper; dusty and cardboardy; nasty.

  27. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  28. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Citrus, tropical fruits, perper, a little caramel / chocolate. Delicious, almost full, flavor.

  29. Butz75 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      71 71

  30. rottendon scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    color Yellow gold Nose In the first breath a bit of smoke and salt, followed by vanilla and honey. Later, a little sherry influence is noticeable. A very slight touch of ammonia, interestingly, connects with the smoke, the. Salt and honey to a pleasing whole. Honeysmoked Barbecue. button Honey, somewhat artificial, and a slight touch of oak. finish The honey is relatively quick and takes the tannins with, short. Comments Completely pleasing, the. Nose promises more than the taste can hold. Happily, no unpleasant grainy taste.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      72 72

  31. HammerHead scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      71 71

  32. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad whiskey, but way too weak in taste. Especially in the mouth hardly anything happens, also the finish could be stronger.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, honey. Some smoke and subtle sherry notes. Leather.
    • Taste
      First watery, then a trace of sweetness, which is played by a minimal spice.
    • Finish
      Very easy. Traces of malt and smoke.

  33. Playdie scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      70 70

  34. webdiver scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      72 72

  35. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      fruity, honey and floral
    • Taste
      a bit thin, chocolate, fruity, citrus - grape fruits, malty and vanilla
    • Finish
      mellow with caramel and roasted barley

  36. HunterRomario scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A really nice and perfectly balanced blend that I enjoy for several evenings. It definitely brings me more pleasure than some of the lesser single mortars. John Haig & Sons seem to mix the blends they know. Dimple is undoubtedly a higher price, about 600, -Kč, which is quite enough. But I got my bottle quite cheaply at Whiskyauction.com.
    • Nose
      Frozen nut, vanilla, chocolate, wood, varnish, hint of smoke. It is not so bright, but in spite of its softness, it breathes maturity and experience. (82 b)
    • Taste
      Chocolate, chips, malt and wood. This is all in the middle. (81 b)

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