Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old
Dalwhinnie was founded in 1897, and after several refurbishments and changes of ownership has produced malt whisky as part of Diageo’s Classic Malt range, at its Speyside location in the western highlands.
A newer expression of this classic Highland Scotch.
Appearance: Deep gold; almost polished bronze.
Nose: Broad, firm, smooth and clean, yet with a compelling, sweet, honeyed, dessert character. Fragrant, smooth waxiness underscores glimpses of fruit.
Body: Medium in body. Soft and golden syrup-smooth.
Palate: A balancing ripe autumn-fruit tartness. Growing spicy, with gingerbread; then denser with rich malt loaf, molasses and mint; and later soft, distant smoke.
Finish: Lingering and comforting with a pleasingly chewy conclusion. Smooth and unctuous with sweet malt, raisins and dark chocolate.see less