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.

113 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    4 September

    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

    My favorite whisky.

  • 5
    13 August

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 5
    12 March

    Smooth

  • 4
    23 February

    The nose is pleasant, opens up with vanilla, warm raisins and fruitcake and a light floral tone. The taste is pleasant, albeit a bit short. I do however find that the finish slides into a not-so-pleasant bitterness. I was convinced that this is a good whisky to ‘start’ with but in hindsight, if someone asked me for my humble and no-way-near-expert opinion I’d personally rather pour them a Aberlour A’bunah or a Glengoyne which still has an accessible roundness and interesting complexity and leaves nothing but a long lingering pleasantness.

  • 5
    18 February

    Yes one of the best I’ve ever had

  • 5
    5 February

    This was the whiskey that really dragged me into the whiskey world. A brilliant whiskey and a personal favourite.

  • 5
    15 December 2017

    What sets aside and makes Dalwinnei so special from other malts is the amazing gentle first flavour followed by a cascade of different after flavours and a degree of warmth which, whist giving you a definite feel of strength, is by no means to sharp or harsh as to leave you with anything other than a lingering pleasant sweet after taste. To me , there is no other malt or Speyside like it. How can so many beautifully aligned flavours come from such a pale hew scotch. Simply a delight made even better when taken from a chilled cut crystal glass, which when held to the light, allows you to enjoy the colours even more. No wonder then that my wife presents me with a bottle on special occasions.

  • 5
    9 December 2017

    I had never really been a drinker of straight liquor...mostly a beer and wine preference. But as my wife and I happen to be about half-Scottish, we wanted to visit the homeland, so to speak. In September we finally made it to Scotland, and one of the stops on our 6-day trip was to the Dalwhinnie distillery. After the tour and taste-testing, we came home we three bottles: the 15 year classic, the Winter's Gold, and a Distiller's blend similar to the one offered for sale here. They are fantastic! My favorite is the Winter's Gold. Put that baby in the fridge, and when ready to partake, pour it into a whiskey glass on top of a couple drops of water, and enjoy! We want to go back and visit the region where the more smokey whiskies are distilled.

  • 5
    14 November 2017

    taste of honey without sweetness perfectly balanced with something authentic flavor and orange nutty taste superior whiskey for that price amazing

  • 5
    31 October 2017

    Excellent drop

  • 5
    30 August 2017

    Incredible whisky. Been tasting a lot lately and this one js a stand out. The tasting notes on here are pretty accurate I think but actually I spent most of my time loving the fact that I struggled to equate the flavour of this beauty with anything else. Its just a pleasure to drink; mouthfeel is lovely and smooth and coats every crevice of the mouth. Nose is wonderful and inviting. The taste carries you away like only the really special whiskies do. Not too powerful and full of sweet flavours. Delicious.

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