Dalwhinnie 1987
25 Year Old Special Releases 2012

70cl / 52.1%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Dalwhinnie 1987 / 25 Year Old / Special Releases 2012
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A fourth entry in the Diageo Special Releases range for Dalwhinnie, following on from a IWSC Best In Class winner. This time it's a 25 year old whisky distilled back in 1987.
Distillery Bottling
25 Year Old
Bottling Date
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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Heather Heather
  • White Pepper White Pepper
  • Honey Honey
  • Malt Malt
  • Cream Cream
  • Wax Wax

Dalwhinnie 1987 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes

    Appearance: Light, golden amber. Good beading.

    Nose: Opens cautious and soft, with waxy honeycomb offset by fresh, gently tart fruit notes, but soon reveals an aromatic complexity beyond its age. Sweet wood-shavings. The trademark Dalwhinnie honeycomb is the keynote, with heather and natural moorland scents, then traces of cream soda. Later, a nutty dryness coats rich, textured Italian chocolate ice-cream. Water raises warm candlewax; the effect is of a gentle waft of sugared patisserie-fresh glazed fruit pastries, with top-notes of honeysuckle, and the nose-feel is now more peppery.

    Body: Medium-rich.

    Palate: Best straight, when it is smooth, sweet, distinctly waxy and initially cooling (again, honeycomb), with a rich marriage of oily malt and light, drying winey notes. Later, elegant vanilla-laced tannins give balancing hints of spice. With water (just a drop) the texture remains smooth and ‘teeth-coating’; the sweetness is still apparent. Finally dry and herbal (grassy freshness) with a hint of cleansing resin

    Finish: Rounded and medium to long. Warming, with a distinct rich, oaky spiciness in the aftertaste. With water, softer, shorter and less obviously spicy, the resin now transformed into late clove.

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  • mickyxxx 7 November 2012

    this is a special Single Malt Scotch Whisky when only the best will do