Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old

Dalwhinnie

15 Year Old

(0.7l, 43%)


6.7/10
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$69.99
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From the coldest and highest Distillery in Scotland.
 
Dalwhinnie, Scotland, has a population of 80. That’s not a typo. It is home to a small schoolhouse, a pub, an inn, a train station, and the Dalwhinnie Distillery. What else do you need, really? The distillery, founded in 1897 by John Grant, is famous for being the coldest and the “highest” distillery in Scotland. When you are talking about spirits, “highest” can mean several things right? In this case, we are talking about altitude, sitting at nearly 1100 feet above sea level. 
 
Only 10% of production ends up in their single malt nameplate, and they are a small shop to boot with only one wash and one spirit still each. The rest goes into the famous blended Scotch “Black & White.” So grab what you can get your hands on. 
 
Dalwhinnie has a reputation for creating light, almost gentle Whiskies, and Dalwhinnie 15 Year is their most famous expression. Matured only in Bourbon refill casks this malt got awarded 95 points in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Its flawless, clean and crisp flavours give this Highlander a recognizable place in the Diageo's Classic Malts range.
 

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Highland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Dalwhinnie
  • Bottler
    Dalwhinnie
  • Age
    15 Year Old

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honey
apple peels
smoky
vanilla
walnuts
caramel
citrus
floral
fire
What does Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old taste like?

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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
A big, crisp, dry and very aromatic nose... apples, vanilla, and citrus.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth, soft and lasting flavours of heather-honey sweetness, apple peels 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 vanilla, apples, walnuts, smoke and malt. 
 
Flavour spiral 
Honey, walnut, vanilla, apple and apple peels, caramel, sweet, floral, citrus, fire. 
 
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old
Jeremy
Dalwhinnie was DalWinner of the tasting box. Fruity on the nose and a smooth and sweet taste. I dig it!!!
Chris
Smooth and rich tasting
Matthew
I toured the Dalwhinnie with my family last year. A great tour and experience and the Dalwhinnie remains one of my favorites.
Jeffrey
Long lasting finish. Very nice
David
Smooth and refreshing. Tasting it you can feel sweetness and the interesting aroma. Definitely would belong my collection at home for friends and family.
Tony
Smooth and refreshing. Nice citrus and Carmel notes. A little spice. Definitely one I would have in my collection at home for company.
Aaron
Smells like a campfire with a sweet honey flavor as it hits the tongue. Sweetness gives way to fire and smoke.
Jeremy
I'm new to premium whisky and this is the first proper Scotch I have tried over all not bad just not what I thought scotch would taste like
Andy
Very nice Scotch. Nice and smooth with both sweetness and smokiness.
Morgan
Smooth and complex. I like the honey and smoke. Excited to try with a cigar
Tim
Light smokiness, great daily drink!
Aaron
God and smooth with a nice bite. Not too strong on the peat, very smooth by sip three
Chris
Nice and subtle flavors
Reginald
Nice sipper. Good flavor.
Nathan
Really smooth with a little bit at the end. But it doesn't linger.
Shawn
Smooth and nice flavor profile with this.
Brian
This is my kind of Scotch, and I'll be adding it to the cottage bar.
Sam
Very smooth flavor, especially for a 15 year.
Rodney
Easy to sip. Like a fine Italian woman.
anonymous
Nice smell, good taste.
Jesse
Flavorful, smooth, and sweet. Complex but well balanced. Great scotch for those looking to enjoy with a bourbon lover.
Jacob
My favorite of the tasting box. Good flavor, not overpowering. Smooth without a ton of fire.
Mary
Light taste with a delightful honey finish... almost herbal.
Will
I found this better than expected. Sweet but a hint of smoke, a nice Scotch.
Tim
Vey smooth very drinkable, nice straight in a good glass, great nose and follow on sweetness. Didn't need any water and certainly no ice. The sort of dram where a belt her and a bottle and suddenly the bottle is empty and your legs don't work...!
Jon
An easy Highland dram to enjoy anytime. A little heat, spice and smoke, barley and vanilla along with a trace of nutmeg... Love it!
KC
Good. Not crazy about the ending nose. Bitter, floral, little smoke. Not bad. I really don't like the aftertaste though. Drink if offered, but probably never buy a bottle.
Christopher
Light, drinkable, enjoyable.
Kyle
Good mellow flavor
Chippy
A bit spicy but still very mellow and easy to drink. A certain boldness stands out and makes this one of my favorites.
Richard
A nice sweet dram. I got honey, ice wine, and berries on the nose. I got the same honey note again, also ice cream with berries. I would drink this again
Jeff
Light and clean, as advertised. Pretty sweet, with honey-like qualities. The sweetness also had a biscuit characteristic as well. Definitely apple and vanilla too. Straightforward and smooth. I would drink this again, but prefer Dalwhinnie's Distiller's Edition, which is smoother yet more complex.
J.
Not great, not terrible. Still new to the tasting process so rating conservatively until I have a few more samples under my belt.
Chris
I've never been impressed with this distillery's offerings, and this is an example why. I'm not saying it's horrible; it's great for introducing people to the world of scotch whisky, but it tastes like the distillery couldn't make up its mind on the flavor profile when creating it, like "I don't want to use a lot of peat, and be a proper highland malt, but I like the lightness of lowland. Oh yeah, I like American and Irish whiskey so I'll add that flavor to the mix by using their barrels. Anyone of them, doesn't matter. But as long as it's smooth." Smoothness is what they got right out of it, but doesn't taste like a true highland to me.
Clarence
Nice smoky flavor in the taste, while the apple pops out in the finish. An interesting new experience for me, being a mostly Kentucky Bourbon guy.
NICHOLAS
This was my fave out of the three. It had a sweet initial taste to the lips with the nice warm sensation afterwards. Could sip on this for days!
Tom
Very tasty. Definitely is smooth with little after taste
Eric
Nice. Smooth and gentle. Sweet.
anonymous
This is a good introductory bottle of scotch. Flavor and burn are mild and smooth.
anonymous
Honey in your glass.
Michael
never really drank scotch whiskey.....after tasting this i think ill have to buy me a bottle, loved the smoothness
Rodney
Out of the samples.. I loved this and will be buying bottle soon
Tom
Sweet and smooth!
Alan
Very smooth, slightly smoky.
Sam
Not huge into highlands. Not as sweet as most I've tried so wasn't disappointed. Recommend an ice ball for a better flavor. Would not buy but would partake again.
Dave
Starts off almost creamy, but it thins out to a peppery finish. A drop of water blooms the other flavors quite nicely.
Robert
Smooth and subtle flavor.
James
This is good. Very smooth and mild. Not spicy at all. More apple and leather.
Andrew
Wow, This is my new goto.. Big citrus, Apple and nutty flavor mix. Its great with a few drops of water or a small ice cube to help release the big flavors. So smooth with a clean finish.
T.C.
Such a smooth flavor, a new fave
Brandon
Sweet with peppery finish. Smooth start for easy drinking.
Mikall
I've been a big fan of Whisky for years now but the Dalwhinnie was the first I've had with an obvious vanilla flavor. Also the transition from the sweet start the the malty finish was great. I'm definitely going to buy this bottle.
Paul
Again not a Scotch drinker, I found this rather pleasing not too peaty and smoky, with a sweet after burn. This I would carry for my Scotch loving friends.
Jed
I loved the Dalwhinnie 15 yr old. It was very smooth, not overly smoky but just the right balance. Great balance!
Kyle
7 because its pleasant and drinkable. Id buy it.
Nicholas
Super smooth and great peat balance.
Joe
Rich flavor, and decent finish. It's a bit harsh but not bad at all. Would buy in the future.
Randy
Very tasty
William
Very smooth, nice finish.
Chris
Malty sweet with a little smoke in the finish. Really like this one. Definitely one for my bar.
anonymous
Smooth, rich, sweet and easy sipping.
Christopher
Smoky honey taste with a slightly fruity back, very distinctive flavor but not overpowering
Aaron
Nice and smooth. Very good flavor. Really enjoyed it!
Brian
Really enjoyable finish
James
Has the smooth whisky flavor I like. As I read the different descriptions in whiskeys I like I think it might be the vanilla.
Skyler
Nice flavor and good heat. Would consider a bottle.
Ty
Very pleasing ,satisfying and relaxing with a wonderful finish !
Paul
Not bad. But not amazing by any means imo. Smooth with quite the long burn finish.
Mark
Very smooth. Apple is at the forefront for taste and smell (almost sour).
Hartley
Not as much sweetness or honey as I was expecting, my least favorite of the box
Joshua
Great, smooth flavor!
Justin
Wouldn't order it, but would drink it if it was free.
Bud
Balanced well with a crisp finish
Carl
Smooth with a hot finish.
Steve
Favorite of the 3. Enjoyed the flavor and lingering aroma afterwards.
Scott
First taste went down smooth. Had a little heat, which I liked.
Michael
Nice and smooth. Finish of fire is accurate
Dr
Smooth and easy drink. Spike of fire as it finishes. Nice.
Jon
That FUEGO is real.
Matthew
It's nice enough and may please some who prefer the floral taste, but it's not for me I fear.
Charlie
Fire. Little too much burn to it but smooth going down.
Virgil
Need it!
Seth
Good beginner drink. Smooth and soft and crisp and fruity.
Diego
Very interesting flavor, fruity and strong
Josh
Delicious
Mel
Cherry and Vanilla nose. Strong flavor with thin, light mouth-feel. Short finish. Wouldn't buy a whole bottle of it though.
Zack
Loved ot
Joe
Did not care for it . Strong alcohol flavor but did not notice any other flavors
Toby
Dalwhinnie was a very smooth scotch, with a hint of spice. A nice smooth beginning, and a touch of fire at the end. One of my favorites to date.
Micah
Light and elegant. Not overly peaty.
Kevin
Light varnish color, autumn gold. Well rounded nose, sweetness and smoke. Taste is malty, sweet, and mineral. Finish is mostly mineral with a touch of sweetness.
Brendan
Smooth to start, good body in finish, multiple tastes outlines well received. V
David
Loved this - quite sharp on first sip but mellowed quickly. ""Brilliant" would be the best description :)
Robbie
Excellent scotch.
Lorenzo
Vanilla, honey with hints of smoke. Very nice with a little water.
Deja
Smooth and smokey.
Matthew
Delicious smokey vanilla flavor with hints of fruit on the finish. Coming from tasting the Talisker 10 there night before, the Dalwhinnie is much more enjoyable.
Leo
It's light, with some spice to it. Light smokiness. It seems a little "rough" in my opinion
Kyle
Slow to start but nice sweetness. Nice burn at the end.
Craig
The Dalwhinnie 15 year old is the best light and fruity, non-peated Scotch I've tasted thus far. I was quite surprised that I enjoyed it so much (being a fan of the Islays).
Mark
Extremely Smooth, one of the best ive tasted
Andrew
Starts off slow, then really opens up and finishes nicely.
Lawrence
Pretty damn decent. Lighter on the roast I believe and an overall delight.
Carlos
Great smell great taste my favorite of the three samples
John
Our least favorite of the three samples. A bit too citrus for our tastes.
Christopher
Good but just okay....didnt taste too much flavor.
Sam
Mild, almost bland flavor profile. Nice kick / burn on after. Mixture of smooth and kick
Donald
I like it better than Glenkinchie.
Mark
Did not like it.
Brock
Smooth and delicious. Wouldn't have bought if it hadn't been for the Welcome Sample box!
Don
The Dalwhinnie was not bad. Decent flavor. I would drink this Scotch again. I was not impressed with the Glenkinchie. I did not like the Talisker Port. Had a taste like antiseptic.
anonymous
Peat finish, but I like it and I usually don't like peaty whisky. Had a dram in Inverness and this would be worth adding to my collection.
Robert
Crisp and flavorful Soft and lingering finish
Michael
Very smooth smokey flavor! I really like this 15 Year old!
Greg
Very smooth from start to finish. The smokey caramel taste was very nice.
Brenton
Had high hopes for a 15 yr old. Not a lot of flavor but a lot of bite. Pass me another Highland Park 15 yr old if we are sticking to this age group
Uri
Once you get into the 7+ range, it's decanter worthy. This is a strong 7.
Michael
Very delicious I'll have to buy me a bottle asap
Michael
Very smooth and balanced.
Benjamin
Golden color , fantastic aroma , a little hint of smoky flavor... very smooth
Grace
Dalwhinnie was my introduction to Scotch, years ago, and it remains one of my favorites. It's still a great way to introduce someone to the beauty of whisky.
David
Rich and sweet, smooth and boring.
Sam
Very smooth. Caramel, a little smoke and vanilla. I slight hint of Apple.
Hans
This was awesome
Daniel
I enjoyed the heather notes and subtle sweetness. This feels like a well balanced scotch to me and reminds me of Drambuie without the heavy sweetness.
Dumitru
That's strong
Martin
Amazed from first sip!
T
Smove, my wife and I enjoyed it.
Otniel
Fruity and smooth
Dan
Smooth floral notes with honey.
Ryan
Grass and apples dipped in caramel
anonymous
Great!
anonymous
Soft sensation, rich flavour.
anonymous
A classic dram. I keep a bottle in the freezer for a thick cold dollop of goodness on a hot summer's eve. A solid and consistent single malt.
Josh
Light, smooth and well balanced notes for a scotch newbie.
anonymous
Fuity smell Taste smooth at beginning through end With water it does not change much Taste some chocolate with water
Robert
Like this one a lot. Smith with just a little bite.
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