Part of Diageo’s Classic Malt range, the Dalwhinnie 15 is a charming whisky from a remote highland distillery that braves some of the coldest conditions in Scotland. Despite this Dalwhinnie produce a sweet and aromatic malt and use both ex-bourbon barrels and ex-oloroso sherry casks for ageing.
Appearance: Rose-tinted gold.
Nose: Vanilla, honey and zesty lemons.
Taste: Autumn pears with cream and honey.
Finish: Sweet oak, cassia bark and a hint of flaked salt.
Overall: A bright malt that reflects changing seasons, reminiscent of a late summers day.
Possibly the best whisky to give a first-time whisky drinker as it extremely well balanced and approachable. Fans of a more sweeter, floral style of whisky will appreciate the Dalwhinnie 15.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Dalwhinnie 15, you could also try Highland Park 12, Arran 14 or Cragganmore 12.
Scotch whisky is a very broad category consisting of various styles, regions and production methods. It is unclear whether Ireland or Scotland was the first to produce whisky but it is likely that the practice became common in both countries concurrently. It is commonly thought that the knowledge of distillation was brought to Scotland (and Ireland) by monks returning from the Mediterranean and the Middle East in around 1000AD.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Dalwhinnie Distillery is situated in the village of Dalwhinnie. The distillery defines itself as a Highland whisky but is actually located in both Highland and Speyside, meaning it can be described as both.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Fruit, heather, and mellow sweetness make this whisky shine and it has become a favourite amongst whisky aficionados.
Water, Malted Barley, Yeast.