Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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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.

122 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    26 August

    One of my favourites. You can't go wrong with this one. No peaty smokiness, but incredibly smooth and sweet.

  • 4
    13 May

    This is a wonderful light and fruity drink. Plenty of fresh green fruit heather and a medium finish. A perfectly wonderful scotch for the summer months.

  • 3
    28 January

    I have had about four bottles of this single malt. The taste has been consistent, complex, smooth and has some honey sweetness.

  • 3
    25 January

    Incredibly smooth and full of flavor but lacks the peaty smokiness I prefer. No question this is one of the better single malts I have tried, and perfect for when I am in the mood for a lighter less smoky whisky.

  • 4
    13 January

    A smooth and velvety whiskie, perfect to spend a pleasant winter afternoon

  • 4
    31 December 2018

    Smooth and tasteful

  • 5
    8 December 2018

    One of the best malts going

  • 4
    29 November 2018

    Absolutely gorgeous - light fruit, hint of spice - delicate, friendly & a little bit cuddly. 4/5

  • 5
    27 October 2018

    This is the perfect whisky for my palate. I love the warm vanilla/pear/honey. And I agree with others that a drop of water really opens this up. In the last 20 years, I have most likely bought 15 bottles and it has always been very consistent. Perfect dram to introduce new whisky lovers with. I give it 5 stars, because it is the whisky I have bought the most often. I've had better & more expensive. But this is MY whisky.

  • 5
    4 September 2018

    Brilliant dram. The tasting notes are bang on. I contend that there is a faint peat note and not a peated smoke note when you add water. Definitely not like your typical Islay or Talisker 10. Worth a try and a superb whisky to introduce people to single malts. Make sure you try it with water. The flavour profile mutates. In a good way

  • 5
    17 August 2018

    My favorite whisky.

  • 5
    13 August 2018

    A lovely dram that is sweet, smooth and very easy to drink. The light honey flavour makes for a gentle drink I would be happy to sip on all day. At £40 (time of writing), it is such a steal too!

  • 5
    30 July 2018

    Maybe it was the day, or maybe it was being in the Highlands. But this has become my preferred sipping whisky when I want a slow drink with friends. Love Laphroaig and Lagavulin but Dalwinnie is my current favorite.

  • 5
    6 July 2018

    My lovely fiance got this as a gift for us, and I can't believe we didn't discover it sooner. Dalwhinnie 15 reminds me somewhat of a smoke-less, lighter Oban 14, and is about as delicious and enjoyable. There's a perfectly balanced rich sweetness to this whisky that has warm fruit and honey notes. This is one you'll always want to keep a bottle of.

  • 5
    5 July 2018

    The whisky was lovely as always and the handkerchief was a nice little gift. I'll always buy my whisky from the whisky exchange.

  • 4
    25 June 2018

    Honey,heather and fruit galore..very good for price.Very easy to drink..almost like a summer whisky in style and taste.Rather good!!!

  • 5
    18 May 2018

    It’s smoother than OBAN and Chardhu but also has a tinkling flavor that burns your tongue filling it with the best flavor. Must Try^^^

  • 2
    16 May 2018

    It was one of the of the options on the shelf in the market. I watched the Ralfy' s on Youtube review and decided to buy it but it was a total disappointment. It was very harsh for a 15yrs old single malt, didn't like it. It was my second malt whiskey that I had bought (#1 was Singleton Duff 12) . Now I'm drinking my third, Glenfiddich 12 and the difference is very obvious. I know that the taste can change from one bottle to another and from the reviews I think I got the bad one but shouldn't there be a standard considering that this was the most expensive one I've had so far .

  • 4
    10 May 2018

    Those last 3 years make all the difference in the world. This is an excellent single malt (I'm not going to use an Scotch-snob comments about notes and the like). This has got to be one of the best deals on the single-malt market. At seventy quid a bottle (USD), it is a reasonably priced treasure. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I would reserve those ratings for the ultra class of Scotch.

  • 5
    27 April 2018

    I really love the flavors of this scotch, not to mention that it is so smooth with no harsh after bite, I can tell you here in Texas where I live this whiskey would cost you around $65.00 or more now per bottle. In New York a bottle will cost you $124.00 per bottle. When I look for a good bottle of whiskey this is one I always purchase, and one that I love to sip not not drink like its water.

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