70cl / 48.8%
25 Year Old Special Releases 2015
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Black Pepper
Dalwhinnie 1989 Reviews
Tasting notes from Billy A
Nose: Candy necklaces, sugared almonds and spring meadows kick off the sweet side of the nose, with green leaves and freshly cut crass providing some contrast. Sour and savoury touches develop, with salty lemons joined by hints of heather.
Palate: Sweet and fruity – apples, pears and unripe peaches – with a spicy backbone – cinnamon toast and clove. The spice builds on the palate, with the cloves starting to dominate, but it's all balanced out by sweet, but spicy, vanilla sauce.
Finish: Soft and sweet – French toast with cinnamon and syrup – becoming creamy as it fades before landing on polished tables and gentle spice.
Comment: A sweet and fruity whisky that shows off a lighter and more elegant side to Dalwhinnie's character that I wish we saw more often.