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Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old

My most disappointing single malt

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@AnonymousReview by @Anonymous

25th Jun 2011

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I bought this whisky for the first time (and the last time) during summer 2010 and I was disappointed. It's just a very bland single malt, I kept waiting for a burst of flavour but it just never materialised. This whisky is very dry, even weak and I can't detect the sweetness that others describe. This one actually made me feel slightly ill and reminds me of when I first tasted blended scotch when I was about 12.

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5 comments

mattatec commented

Agreed, maybe a 30. But so overated in the price.

8 years ago 0

@Pudge72
Pudge72 commented

I'll pile on here as well, though not quite to the extent of a sub-50 rating. As with you Simon, I found this dram to be fairly uneventful. I am willing to give it another try at some point, as I have only had it once at a bar (at least it was in a proper glencairn glass).

In general with the Diageo 'classic malts', I have a love/uninterested relationship with the line. Love = Lagavulin 16, Talisker 10; Uninterested = Glenkinchie, Oban 14, Dalwhinnie 15.

The jury is still out on Cragganmore 12 as I have had it twice under less than ideal tasting circumstances at a bar (see my discussion thread here connosr.com/wall/discussion/… for one of those ‘experiences’. I may pick up a 200 mL bottle at some point in order to avoid a large $$$ outlay for a full bottle.

8 years ago 0

@AboutChoice
AboutChoice commented

@Simon, perhaps you are a newbie, which contributes to your outlier score (OK ... that's the way you see it) ... but you may be showing promise ... after not caring for my Dalwhinnie 15, I sent it off to storage ... 6 months later I tried it again, and now it is going back to storage, or perhaps it will be up for trade or cooking ... and it is overpriced !

@Pudge72 ... in the Diageo line, I also love Laga 16, Tal 10, Oban 14, and often Clynelish 14, and Craggonmore is pleasantly soft and a bit different ... but I would not replace the others.

8 years ago 0

@michaelschout
michaelschout commented

It seems that I'm one of the few that actually like this malt, although I wouldn't consider it a masterpiece by any stretch. In Ontario though I think it's way overpriced, hence my never having a bottle.

8 years ago 0

@Mercy
Mercy commented

To be fair, this review reminds me of my mum's comments when I gave her to try Ardbeg and Aberlour. You might wanna stick to Johnnie Walker Red, mate.

5 years ago 0

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