Dalwhinnie 1998

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Calculated age
16 years old
Ex-Bourbon and Oloroso Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
D. SW. 312
Bottle code
Added on
16 Nov 2015 9:22 am by sdk-one

Average value

€ 63.42

5 × in wishlist

68 × member ratings

148 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalwhinnie 1998

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.32 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Completely underestimated. Subtly, wonderfully elegant. Good, "old-fashioned", dry-nutty Oloroso influence on a bed of bourbon blessing. Slightly carbonated, oily. Leaving with class, I would type in the ripening on Spanish oak. Good barrels, a distillate with character (worm tubs, anyone?) - sometimes it can be so easy. Value for money heavenly, especially nowadays. Diageo-Bashing: gladly, but certainly not here. 86 points. Yes, seriously.

  2. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Very nice onset with a dark fruit note. Unfortunately, the pleasure ends sooner than expected. Actually, the departure already begins before the swallowing process. Too bad.
    • Nose
      very pleasing, some malt, sweet blackberry jam, dark honey.
    • Taste
      here also full, honey-sweet onset, in addition then drying yellow fruit, maybe quince. But lets go very fast.
    • Finish
      very short, some oak and light dark fruit.

  3. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Bright amber

      A very fruity aroma comes immediately from the glass. And also this delicate smoky note. Some glue and mint. Here I find currants, apricots and orange jam. Marzipan and dark grapes. Vanilla and a touch of tropical fruit flavor.
    • Taste
      Begins with nutty bitterness. Followed by the sour orange marmalade with clove spice. A metallic undertone comes along. In the taste then more red apple, some licorice and very mineral. Sharper spice prevails. Behind it honey and subtle maltiness.
    • Finish
      Medium. Pepper, roasted aromas, spice and some honey.

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful lighter balanced whisky. I like it a lot better than last time.
    • Nose
      Sweet, malty honey, subtle sherry notes on the nose, light spice, light fruits. Fine and light but beautiful and above all more than a hint of nothingness.
    • Taste
      Very present in the mouth, bitter oak, some glue, sherry and spices.
    • Finish
      The finish is bittersweet, a little sherry, honey and oak, is spicy and minimal wood smoke.

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant "Distillers's Edition" - a good all-rounder!
    • Nose
      dark fruit (ripe plums), sherry, sweetness (honey), delicate spice (oak);
    • Taste
      full-bodied start; Sweetness, honey, fruity, sherry aromas, caramel, spicy oak, round, beautifully harmonious;
    • Finish
      medium-length, dry finish; in the finish oak;

  7. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Simple, light summer whisky.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Floral. Malt, sherry, vanilla, honey, nut, apple, pear and mandarin.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Creamy and spicy. Orange peel, milk caramel, oak, pepper, nutmeg and unripe fruits.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium, oaky, spicy.

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Lorion scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nice extension of the 15er.
    • Nose
      Honey, pears, sherry, herbs. A nice mix.
    • Taste
      Full, sparkling. Oak. Honey. Apples.
    • Finish
      Medium long, a little sherry, heather.

  10. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Nose: pear, Simit (this Turkish honey pastry), nutty, slightly moldy tangerine Mouth: This time the moldy mandarin does not take place in the mouth. But a caramel and vanilla, a little warm orange, mulled wine spices. In the finish rather soft and unspectacular. Some orange peel in warm milk. Conclusion: Not spectacular, nothing hurts. Only these tangerines .... Did not give me anything. Too very easy drinking,


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