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.
Distillery Bottling
15 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • 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.

72 Customer Reviews

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  • 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


  • 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.

  • 5
    19 June 2015

    One of my all time favourites. Fabulous nose heavy on vanilla with pear and apple. Honeyed palate with more apple flowing into a sweet but spicy finish with a tiny hint of smoke. Lovely. A classic Highland Dram.

  • 5
    3 June 2015

    Wonderful heather and honey with touch of cinnamon - great value 15 year old - great dram

  • 4
    25 April 2015

    Enjoyable, but not amazing. Good value.

  • 4
    24 March 2015

    A light, heathery classic. I always have time for this Dalwhinnie.

  • 3
    24 October 2014

    Limited character, and despite the 15 years and 43%, rather thin tasting with a not-quite-balanced sweet-sharp pairing.

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