Dalwhinnie 15

Dalwhinnie 15 Years Old

From the label
“From the highest distillery in Scotland, set in the windswept Grampian mountains with their unlimited supply of fresh spring water, comes this delightfully gentle, delicately smoky malt.

The Gaelic word from which the name Dalwhinnie comes is Dail-coinneeamh, which translates as “meeting place”. The highest distillery in Scotland was founded on these bleak, wind-swept central Highland pastures in 1898.

The classic Highland malt, Dalwhinnie ages slowly to develop a remarkable character. Fifteen years of gentle ageing make it a smooth, subtle malt without a trace of harshness. Heart-warming yet also mellow and honeyed, its combination of delicacy and depth sets is apart.

Where it matters, Dalwhinnie retains the old ways. Increasingly rare wooden worm-tubs, a landmark outside the distillery as distinctive as its pagoda roofs, help this remain a spirit of real character.

Hidden depths are also apparent. Smooth-tasting Dalwhinnie yields flavours of creamy vanilla and a heather-honey sweetness, finishing in a smoky Highland glow of surprising intensity.

Dalwhinnie is the remote Highland destination on a journey around Scotland’s six malt whisky making regions.”

ABV 43%

An Easy Introduction Malt

Reviewed by John Fegan on 18/09/2015 Rating: 3.7

Light fruity, elegant and very reasonably priced it’s no wonder this is one of the stars of Diagio’s line up. Comparable to the Glenkinchie it’s an easy sipping malt and one that I suggest to the uninitiated, but it’s got a subtle charm and more than a few complexities that are overlooked. Not a staple of my collection but it’s one of my dad’s favourites so one I get to enjoy regularly.

Nose: Toffee, vanilla, brioche and with a lot of apple

Palate: Honey and vanilla with subtle spicy cerel

Finish: Lingering walnut with a gentle burn

Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Produced by Dalwhinnie
Average Price £35

One of the easiest and most accessible malts sourced from the highest distillery in Scotland and part of Diagio’s Classic Malts range

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