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Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old bottled 1980s

Tax mans whisky part 2

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@DonskiReview by @Donski

27th Jul 2012


Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old bottled 1980s
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So thanks to the tax man i was able to purchase some whiskys to try/enjoy, these were Talisker 10yo, lagavulin 16yo, glenkinchie 12yo, cragganmore 12yr, dalwhinnie 15yo and highland park 12yo

First i tried the Talisker and really enjoyed it but know its time for the Dalwhinnie 15yo.

Nose: I get some honey and fruit, very sweet but smells good.

Taste: I get honey and vanilla, its very smooth

Finish: Nice and long with the honey and fruits coming back

I really like this one but there is something a little strange, when i go back to it, the taste it leaves in my mouth reminds me of creamy soda.

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Victor commented

"a little strange" possibly= "baby puke" from some other Connosr comments. There are lovers and haters of Dalwhinnie 15. I am a lover.

11 years ago 0

McGrain commented

What do you gents make of the notion that this is a whisky for non-whisky drinkers? That it is the best introduction to scotch out there?

11 years ago 0

Victor commented

@McGrain, as a card-carrying "big flavours" kind of guy, I do understand that some would consider a subtle mild-mannered sort of whisky like Dalwhinnie 15 to be somewhat "un-whisky-like". That said, there are quite a few whisky-lovers who are able to enjoy a subtle delicate dram, just as they are able to revel in the unalloyed ecstatic bliss of a knock-me-down sort of intense beautiful whisky. I really think that there are all sorts of whisky lovers, some who like the subtle and beautiful, some who like the robust and even "extreme", some who like both. As to choice of this one or others for an introduction to whisky for non-whisky drinkers, it would depend entirely on the individual. I did a tasting a couple of months ago with two young-ish men inexperienced with whiskies, who, after about 20 different whisky samples, much preferred Ardbeg Uigeadail to all others. They may have been in the minority for a first tasting preference, but they were likely in the subset that I could identify right away as 'future whisky lovers'.

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