Scotch - Single Malt

Dalwhinnie 15yr Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Highlands, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

Bottle/Rating Data

  • Proof66 Rating : 590 / 851
    Rabble Rating : 4.0 / 5.0
    Owner: Diageo
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    ABV: 43.0% Proof: 86.0
    Price (USD) : $60
    Age: 15

Rating Description

Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2005
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  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2016

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2015

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2004

Proof66 Notes

The Dalwhinnie 15yr single malt is part of Diageo's classic malt collection, which has given rise to its name recognition.

Dalwhinnie Distillery deems itself "madly located" and one of the highest distilleries around at 1,073 feet. The name "Dalwhinnie" comes from the Gaelic dail-chuinnidh translated as "plain of the meeting," which is meant to recall cattle drivers pausing in their labor in meadows. It was founded in the 1800s, did not fare well in the markets, and had several ownership changes in the 20th century ending up with United Distillers and Diageo. 

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 9 ratings and 7 reviews.
Slàinte Mhath Slàinte Mhath (39) (2016-09-22)
Dalwhinnie 15, known as 'the honey malt', is a characterful whisky from the Highlands of Scotland. It combines a rich and delicious sweetness with the complexity and full-bodied nature of long cask maturation. On the nose, there are heather honey, barley sugar and a touch of spice. After a gentle arrival with fruity sweetness, the taste turns slightly dry and bitter - but not unpleasant. The influence of the oak is restrained, providing a long and spicy finish. Overall, a Single Malt with an excellent price-quality ratio that is easy accessible to the beginner. RATING: 4.0/5.0 ≙ 88 pts
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Review Comments
alchemist (2016-05-10):
Well written review, gonna retaste this and see how it grabs me second time around..

Phizbin Phizbin (204) (2015-04-02)
Every once in a while I taste a scotch that makes me revisit and rethink all the past ratings I ever made. So many scotches I rated higher because I felt like I was supposed to like it more than because I actually liked it. The Dalwhinnie is just something I want to drink. It's soft, warm, and inviting. It probably wouldn't hold up to a cigar or other robust settings but it's an outstanding sipping whisky and one of my instant favorites.
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Hotspur17 Hotspur17 (35) (2014-04-25)
Nice for sipping neat. Smooth and sweet.
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NeatPour NeatPour (172) (2013-12-29)
4.2/5, the sulphur guy got a bad bottle. This is a winner. Like a better version of highland park 12. I had johnnie blue the same night and this was it's equal. So those looking for a better value scotch this is your guy. Little smoke, little sweet, nice and easy going overall
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joelbarrett joelbarrett (58) (2013-03-22)
Excellent.
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magezi magezi (55) (2012-03-08)
One of the best! Real charmer. Well balanced honey style with just a little bit smokiness there somewhere. I like it's quiet gentle style.
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degbert degbert (147) (2011-10-26)
A very pale gold in the glass, this is nutty and malty with some herbal overtones. It's a little hot, but water cuts that nicely and turns the overtones to an almost pastry-like thing going on. I admit it, I prefer my scotches wimpy, and this one's a fine example of that.
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  • 088110100056
  • 5000281003603
  • 622153610044
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