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Dalwhinnie 15 year old

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Dalwhinnie 15 year old

Postby Eightball » Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:11 pm

All,
Here's my latest tasting....let me know what you think.

Name: Dalwhinnie 15 year old
Central Highlands
Color: yellow, straw
Nose: sweet melon, honey, delicate, a bit of malt, hay
Body: Medium
Palate: coating then quick to disappear, slight prickle that stays
Finish: pleasant, full, gently warming, slight smoke, lasts for quite
awhile
Comments: One of the Classic Six, gotta love it. This one is very gentle. Excellent.
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Postby Admiral » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:13 am

Dalwhinnie 15 was one of only 8 malts to receive a Gold Medal at Australia's Malt Whisky Convention last October.
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Postby SasquatchMan » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:31 am

I happen to have had some Dalwhinnie just last night, and I was quite impressed. It actually reminded me a bit of Bunnahabhain, but neither as harsh, nor butter/toffee ish. I was impressed with how well balanced it was... flavorful but not harsh or over strong, and with a really nice round finish.
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Postby Lawrence » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:32 am

It's a good malt and one of the few that can take a little ice when it's very very hot out (it's starting to become warm here so I'm planning ahead), I like it.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:56 pm

I like Dalwhinnie but it's a while since I bought it. It's quite good but there are better ones for the same price available so I tend to get them instead.

I used to think it was more of a woman's whisky but then my Grandad enjoyed it and my Gran didn't.
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Postby bond » Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:59 am

I have come to prefer Dalwinhhie as a post dinner dram. The honey in the finish is a lot more pronounced and enjoyable, post dinner.

In fact, I find it very similar to Balvenie especially on the finish.
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Postby ojingoh » Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:11 pm

i've always gotten apple esters and ketones when i sample the 15yo db dalwinnie along with the original poster's excellent tasting results.
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Postby Frodo » Fri Sep 17, 2004 3:33 pm

I agree with Bruce Crichton. I've always liked Dalwinnie, but not at $60 cdn. For that money I can get my favorite (Talisker) or Glenmorangie with some change to spare. Redbrest would also be a possibility. Of course what I usually do is wait for the 2x yearly sales that come around, although what you find in these sales is usually pot luck.

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