Price Point: $50 – $60 for 750 ML
I first had a chance to sample Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old from a miniature bottle that was given to me about a year and a half ago. Typically when I have the opportunity to try something, and it leaves a mark on me, I’ll purchase a bottle myself shortly thereafter.
Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old did not leave that kind of mark on me.
After a string of emails back and forth with a fan of the blog, I was convinced to give this whisky another shot (proof that word-of-mouth is still the strongest form of marketing). I found that, like many whiskies, this one grew on me after my second tasting.
The nose on Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old is really nice – a classical Highland nose. This one reminds me of Glenfarclas 17 Year Old; very malty. One of those whiskies you can spend twenty minutes nosing before taking your first sip.
This is a very tasty whisky. Lots of flavor for the relatively average proof. Dalwhinnie is dark and leathery, tasting very mature. It is sweet but slightly smoky. A very interesting mixture of flavors.
This has an incredibly malty finish (much to my liking), with hints of leather. This stuff finishes very well.
Rating & Recommendations
Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old earns a very good rating of 86 out of 100.
If you’re in the market for a very enjoyable whisky that can be savored by the nose alone, give this one a try.