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Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old bottled 1980s

A fine Dram. equisite stuff, palate pleaser

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@galgReview by @galg

5th Nov 2009

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There are two groups of people, those who like the dalwhinnie 15, and think it's amazing (the Jim Murray club of followers) and some who claim its a good, but not exciting malt (The late Micheal Jackson Club , RIP) . Murray gives this malt 95 while MJ 76. A big difference. i set on to find where i stand when it comes to the Dalwhinnie:)

Nose: Heathery notes, with the weakest hint of smoke. faint smoke, don't expect a chimney here.

Palate: Honey heather, with mixed spice, vanilla and a peppery finish, that "stings" your tongue in a very charming way. adorable.

Finish: Long, spice and white pepper.not the Talisker style, but pleasing little pepper. love the finish here.

so where do i stand? somewhere in the middle i think. it's not a 95 point whisk. no ma'am. it ain't. but it's a fine dram, a perilously drinkable malt. i could easily go for a few drams of this, when sitting at home.

don't expect wonders, but it's a very good malt. lightly smokey, and spiced. extremely drinkable.

a dram I'd like at home.

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8 comments

@jdcook
jdcook commented

I must admit, I too fall somewhere in the middle. A good, but not earth-shattering dram. Definitely worth having in the cabinet...

10 years ago 0

@TommieJones
TommieJones commented

Hi Galg! Thanks very much for this post!! It's a very helpful one that tunes my expectations very well. I noticed that there is no button on your profile page to invite you as a buddy. I would have done that otherwise, because your post do make the difference.

10 years ago 0

@galg
galg commented

tommie,

u can surely add me!

10 years ago 0

@maltster
maltster commented

@galg, I saw that you rated Dalwhinnie 15 twice - once with 75 and the other with 85 - is it because of the evolution of your palate or are these different scores refered to batch variations?

8 years ago 0

@maltster
maltster commented

@galg, o.k. so maybe I will give it a try...thank you. I like your reviews a lot - keep on going.

8 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@maltster, if you like delicate whiskies you can enjoy Dalwhinnie 15. It has quite a few detractors, who find it too understated, but in the right sort of "peering into a still pond" sort of mood, it is very beautiful.

8 years ago 0

@galg
galg commented

@maltster thank you! @victor i have to agree, yet the wee white pepper is lovely.

8 years ago 0

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