Dalwhinnie 15


Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

This dram was a little different form my normal stuff as it was a blind tasting! The whisky sample came from a company called Wishky and was used as part of a Twitter tasting which you can read all about here – #wishkyhour It was great experience being able to taste a whisky with no notion of what it was or any preconceptions of what it might taste like.

Colour:

Bright gold.

Nose:

 

Sweet, honey, floral, fruity (apple), fresh and light, citrus.

Palate:

Vanilla, slightly bitter and a touch of smoke, spice, moving to light and fruity with definite blackcurrant (Strong Ribena!) and a touch of honey again.

Finish:

Fruity, creamy and sweet honey.

Overall:

I love a smoky dram and this is not that…. however I really enjoyed it none the less! Sweet and fruity with some nice depth to it to keep it interesting. At £35 a bottle I really cannot fault this and I’d happily part with my money to buy a full bottle. I do wonder what it would be like tasting it now I know what it is though…

 

Notes:

Taken from The Wishky Website.

Appearance: Gold in colour.

Nose: A big, crisp, dry and very aromatic nose with hints of heather and peat.

Body: Smooth, light to medium body.

Palate: Smooth, soft and lasting flavours of heather-honey sweetness and vanilla followed by deeper citrus-fruit flavours and hints of malted bread.

Finish: Long, lingering, surprisingly intense finish that starts sweetly, then gives way to smoke, peat and malt.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. peatydataguy says:

    Ribena! I shall watch out for that!

    Wishky hour and the blind tasting element sounds like a great concept, and a lot of fun, and really wish I caught that earlier.

    But not so sure about the idea of subscription boxes for whisky enthusiasts, especially curated ones where you don’t have a choice. Imagine the consternation if you find a sample or two of whiskies you don’t particularly enjoy in said box. Doesn’t help that their website pictures are of Bulleit Rye, Writer’s Tears, Bowmore 12, Auchentoshan 12, Ancnoc… they’re OK, pretty decent, but still run of the mill bar fare, no?

    Spoken from first hand experience of another whisky subscription service… more often than not, you end up paying a premium for the marketing and “curating” services… just my 2p. Looking forward to your review of your first Wishky box. Perhaps I might change my mind! 🙂

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    1. Oh agreed, you certainly are paying more to cover marketing and packaging etc. Having tried a subscription service before I was put off – not because of the possibility of getting a dram I didn’t like as I don’t mind that so much, when blogging about whisky I’m happy to try anything, good or bad. What puts me off normally is the not knowing what you’ll get and the risk of getting a load of samples you’ve already had.

      I’m going to give this one a go though simple for the blind tasting option as I really enjoyed it. Also I’m intrigued as to whether I’d know if I was trying something I’d had before and if my notes would change.

      Certainly not for everyone these subscription services though. Worth checking out their Twitter as they’re doing another one off blind tasting if you wee interested in trying it out.

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      1. peatydataguy says:

        And so I finally tried the Dalwhinnie 15 today. I definitely see that Ribena sweetness, but would have struggled to place it if not for your notes! 👍👍

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      2. Happy to hear it! Nice to know my notes have actually been of use to someone and not just my sharing useless opinions 😂

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  2. sorrenkrebs says:

    I do enjoy a wee tipple of Dalwhinnie 15 and it pairs great with malteasers !!!

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    1. Ooohhh I need to try that! Always looking for whisky pairings!

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      1. sorrenkrebs says:

        It really does work well !!

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