I sprang for the Dalwhinnie 15 today. Remarkably different from the Talisker 10. The Dalwhinnie is a sweetheart - very smooth and mellow, not as flavorful, but very nice. There is a bit of peat and smoke, more malt and a subtle sweetness in a firm body. The flavors don't shout - they whisper.
Very relaxing dram, and a lovely contrast to the Talisker. Nice to have both on the shelf and have a choice depending on my mood.
The Talisker is like the lass you want to take out on the town, the Dalwhinnie, more like the one you know would make a good wife and mother. Being a romantic, I am hopeful that there is a beauty out there that won’t embarrass me in front of relatives, but will make me blush at home.
This is the beginning of what promises to be a wonderful adventure.