Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old
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Dalwhinnie 15yo is a good introduction to the delights of single malt whisky – elegant, smooth and medium-bodied, with a light, fruity palate and a whiff of heather on the finish. Part of Diageo's Classic Malt range.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
15 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Heather Heather
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Pear Pear
  • Honey Honey
  • Toffee Toffee

Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Clean and fresh, with heather honey, pears, a touch of toffee and a soft floral note.

    Palate: Bright and fruity, but also rich, with notes of steamed syrup pudding and sponge cake, with a little cinnamon and nutmeg.

    Finish: Just enough spice to match the fruit. Lovely balance.

  • Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky Advocate

    Along with Cragganmore, this is one of the underrated members of the original Classic Six. Quite why has always slightly baffled me. OK, it isn't smokey, but the nose has a deep, soft, honeyed sweetness: think caramelized fruits, hints of thick cream, and a light touch of fennel and sharp citrus. Thick in the centre and very gentle, it's that chunkiness in the middle that is the secret to its beauty.

77 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    28 June

    Call me crazy but there's really not much going on here. I'm not saying it's bad but just nothing special. It tastes like a slightly smoother Glenlivet or Glenfiddich. Those were the first single malts I ever had. Having only had blends or Irish and American whiskies prior they seemed great. Now stuff like that does nothing for me. If you want to try something in the light whisky style save some more and get a Glenmorangie 10yr original. It is much more unique than this

  • 5
    24 June

    I want to update the last review. I don't think I was totally fair because I expected something different. To me it almost tastes coastal like Oban or Old Pulteney. I find that odd because I believe that this is the highest distillery in Scotland. Odd but not bad because those are two of my favorite whiskies. I like my second glass much more than my first so I would like to give it 4.5 stars now.

  • 4
    24 June

    This is not a bad whisky and I'm sure some will love it. For my tastes there are more unique and better whiskies out there. It tastes like a mash up of Glenmorangie 10yr original and Old Pulteney 12 yr both of which I like way more than this. It tastes of salted caramel which is interesting. I live in nyc and most liquor stores here carry this as do many bars. There are much better malts that are harder to find here. I would have give it 3.5 stars if that were an option. Better than the most common malts, but not as good as many others I've had.

  • 3
    14 June

    I find it to be harsh, acidic, and sharp without any real positives compared to other whiskies. It's not wholly unpleasant, but there are many, many better single malts for the same price.

  • 5
    21 May

    wouldnt have picked this myself but have really enjoyed this bottle as it is very smooth and drinkable. Highly recommended

  • 3
    24 April

    For the price I guess it's on the smooth side. But after the bottle of Lagavulin 16, this is undoubtedly less smooth and more difficult to enjoy. Maybe I'm too young but I strongly recommend Lagavulin over this one

  • 3
    6 February

    My first bottle of DalW 15 as I wanted to try something on the lighter side. Clean and crisp style, low smoke with wonderful balance of flavors, but not overly complex. Really nice balance at a reasonable price point.

  • 5
    1 February

    Great

  • 5
    23 December 2015

    So far my favorite single malt. Very smooth and satisfying!

  • 4
    19 December 2015

    All that's good in a Speyside Malt

  • 5
    20 November 2015

    Along with Jura Origin, one of my favourites. I've enjoyed so many expressions; blends & single malts and there's few I don't like, but this is one I'll savour long and often.

  • 4
    31 October 2015

    Enjoyable nice and smooth

  • 5
    26 October 2015

    On the rocks for me! The honey is strong in this one, hits you like train, and that''s definitely not a bad thing!

  • 3
    8 October 2015

    Had this for the first time yesterday. A bit too light in body for me but not a bad drink. Sweet, slightly smokey, a little fruity and very clean. Couple of drops of water help bring down the alcohol and reveal the flavours better with this one. A very decent everyday whiskey.

  • 4
    27 September 2015

    Smooth, mellow, very easy to drink

  • 3
    21 September 2015

    This one really needs a little water to take the edge of the harshness. But once this is done you get a fairly straight forward, no fuss, light and fruity tipple. Decent session whisky.

  • 3
    30 August 2015

    Very simple and subtle, perfect after a Sunday roast. Not a stand out single malt for me though. Would have scored 3.5 if scoring halves was an option. Bare in mind I''m a laphroig/ardbeg drinker when considering my score.

  • 5
    28 August 2015

    wondefully balanced, a light and fruity malt with a great finish, perfect for when you want something not too smokey

  • 4
    21 August 2015

    Very lovely. At first I thought a little dull. But after a few days, or weeks, it''s a very pleasant and relaxing dram

  • 4
    24 June 2015

    Beautiful. On the nose you could smell the honey and summer fruit. I did add a drop of water to it in order to reduce the sharpness in the throat. Very nice whisky.

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