Dalwhinnie 15 Years

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Dalwhinnie
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
15 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
The Classic Malts of Scotland
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Tasting notes of SlàinteMhath:

12. Oct 2019
We do not want to become a malt snob, do we? Never lose appreciation of a simple but honest classic! Known as 'the honey malt', Dalwhinnie 15 is a great choice for beginners to set out on their whisky journey. Notes of heather, green pears and barley sugar complement the honeyed aroma. After a sweet, rich and full-bodied arrival, spices build up quickly with a mildly dry and bitter edge - but well-measured. The aftertaste is gentle, citric and wood-driven with hints of cinnamon and apple juice. A characterful Highlander that should not be overlooked.
RATING: 3.5/5.0 ≙ 84 pts

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30. Apr 2015
Nosing:
Very, very fruity, a hint of heather, pears, green and red apple, some red fruits
Taste:
A spiciness from the oak, fruitiness, sweetness, vanilla honey
Finish:
Excellent long aftertaste because of the long maturation period.
Comment:
It has everything! A very fruity and dominate nose. Then an astonishingly intense attack on your tongue and a very well balanced aftertaste.
Nosing:
A big, crisp, dry and very aromatic nose with hints of heather and peat.
Taste:
Smooth, soft and lasting flavours of heather, honey sweetness and vanilla followed by deeper citrus-fruit flavours and hints of malted bread.
Finish:
Long, lingering, surprisingly intense finish that starts sweetly, then gives way to smoke, peat and malt.
Comment:
15. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Lemon Fruit Raisin Malt

Finish:

Comment:
28. Sep 2017
Nosing: Fruit Pineapple Pear Vanilla Sweet
Heavily fruit led and aromatic. Fresh pear and pineapple. A touch of vanilla, overall sweetness. I'm not sure where all the tasting notes of peat come from, I can't detect it anywhere in this whisky.

Taste: Fruit Malt Honey Spices
Intense sweet mixed fruit arrival, transitions into intense maltiness and honey sweetness and oak spiciness.

Finish: Malt Spices
Medium to long, and quite intense. Residual sweet maltiness transitions into dryness.

Comment:
I spotted this at a local supermarket and having never tried it before thought I'd give it a shot. This is very much a great all rounder. The nose is fruity and inviting. The palate is punchy and intense, and the finish is long and enjoyable. I'd say its definitely a value proposition at the moment. Like I mentioned earlier, I'm not sure where all the peat tasting notes come from, perhaps this release has changed a bit in the last couple of years. Either way, I'd definitely recommend it.
01. Jul 2017
Nosing: Fruit Fruit Fruit Fruit Heather Heather Floral Vanilla :Honey vanilla: Mint Malt Hay Lime Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Apple :Honey greenapple:

Taste: Spices Spices Oak Oil Herbs Ginger Honey Honey Apple Fruit Fruit Raisin Malt Sweet

Finish: Chili Sweet Sweet Malt Peat Smoke Fruit

Comment: Very well done. Good beginner scotch.
Tomasz
11. Mar 2019
Nosing:
homey sweetness
Taste:
oily, sweet honey, a little bit of spiciness
Finish:
nice, long, sweet and a bit spicy
Comment:
This can be a usuall sweet highland malt and nothing more but lingering and very sweet aftertaste makes it a nice dram to repeat.
Agerskov
20. Jun 2017
18. Oct 2017
Nosing: Fruit Peach Orange Pear

Taste: Sweet Honey Malt Spices Oak

Finish: Malt Oak Peat Smoke

Comment: smell and taste isn't so strong all flavors are very light
21. Jun 2015
30. Jan 2016