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Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old bottled 1980s

Winner from the Highlands

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@MaltActivistReview by @MaltActivist

7th Apr 2012


Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old bottled 1980s
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My first review of a Dalwhinnie and the 15 year old expression I was after for a while. Finally managed a taste and it seems like I'll be sourcing a few more.

The nose is typical Highland complexities with a strange floral inclination. My first impression is lavender bath oils and touch of rose water. A subsequent nose confirms the presence of barley and then, just like a nostalgic surprise, comes the comforting smell of wet wood.

The palate is a tad dry as the oak makes it's presence felt. Then peeking from around the corner are the most delicious coffee beans I've ever had. This is all wrapped in swirls of honey. Honey that's been exposed to gentle smoke and infused with star anise.

Go out and get one now!

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Victor commented

Dalwhinnie 15 often doesn't get a lot of love from the big flavours crowd, but I am with you. This is a lovely little whisky.

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