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Dalwhinnie 1997

Overall rating
84.43/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB59204
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Casknumber
D.SV.312
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L4267CM000
Barcode
5000281013916
Added on
22 Oct 2014 6:35 pm by RoyC
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 66.33

6 × in wishlist

53 × member ratings

188 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie 1997

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.43 points

  1. diamond2000 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, sweet-ginger, cookies, caramel, candied ginger, vanilla, honey. Over time, a light sherry component begins to appear - dried apples, pears, raisins; mineral shades, stone chips, whetstone, even more sweetness, canned pineapple, sweet pear, all mixed with sweet vanilla dough.

    Taste: delicate, caramel, honey, ginger, raisins, prunes, a little wood, and subtle phenolicity, like a meat barbecue, mineral.

    Finish: moderately sweet, raisins, prunes, ash, mineral shades, slightly tingling peppers and ginger, warming, medium length.

    Score: 87

    Bottom line: a good sweet-mineral Highland, slightly flavored with sherry, with a pleasant warming ginger spice and development in the aroma. It seemed a little more interesting than the basic 15, which I also really like.

  2. KonstUA scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 21.5, finish 20.5, balance 20.5

  3. sarthur71 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. KOQ24 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Just as enjoyable as the Dalwhinnie 15, but with the Sherry touch.
    • Nose
      85 85
      spicy,Berries,Chocolate,Oloroso,Vanilla
    • Taste
      85 85
      Chocolate,Caramel,Toffee,spicy,lightly sweet
    • Finish
      50 50
      smooth and light-bodied.

  5. kot1803 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. zinaf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very enjoyable, easy drinking whisky. Fruity with a bit of sherry on the palate. What was good to see is that it has kept the lovely 15yo profile with the addition of subtle sherry notes.

  8. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I am very positively surprised, of both, I remembered more like "lala", wrongly. "Qualitatively" I would not make any difference, in 1992 I personally have more.
    1992 = Restschluck from a bottle open about 1 year, 1997 = fresh.
    • Nose
      Direct comparison 1992/2010 vs. 1997/2014:
      both fruity sweet, fairly straightforward and open, you do not have to look far for flavor
      1992: a Haribo-Bärchen-touch, quite "juicy, red / black berries, cherries, with a pinch of cinnamon
      1997: rather light fruits (compote), peach, apricot, pear, creamy, but also a slightly dry wood color
    • Taste
      Direct comparison 1992/2012 vs. 1997/2014:
      both fruity sweet, fairly straightforward and open, you do not have to look far for flavor
      1992: a Haribo-Bärchen-touch, quite "juicy, red / black berries, cherries, with a pinch of cinnamon
      1997: rather light fruits (compote), peach, apricot, pear, creamy, but also a slightly dry wood color
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet, slightly spicy, strangely comes here in 1997 a bit milder

  9. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: fruity, sweet, pear, heather, honey, sherry
    Taste: malt, oak, heather honey, citrus fruit
    Finish: medium length, spicy oak, delicate sherry notes

  10. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

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