The 15 year old expression from Dalwhinnie is one of the six original Classic Malts, appointed by United Distillers back in 1988. It doesn’t really mean anything, because it’s nothing more than a marketing ploy. Still has a nice ring to it though. It’s been a while since I’ve tasted this one, but I remember it as being a very easy drinking dram.
Dalwhinnie 15yo (43%, OB)
Nose: Sweet, fresh and fruity. Honey, toffee and vanilla with heather, peaches and green apple.
Taste: Malty and creamy with red apple and oranges. Lightly spiced. The honey and the vanilla make an encore.
Finish: Lingering spices and subtle notes of caramel glazed apple.
This is such an easy dram. And I mean that in the best way possible. Talk about accessible. If you’re a beginner than this is a perfect whisky.
I like this one too. It’s very accessible both in flavors and price, but still there’s something to taste. It’s not bland or uninteresting like some other ‘entry level’ drams.
I’m intrigued you mentioned apples in your tasting notes. M’colleague Ted swears blind that apples is the main flavour it gets and it seems he’s not alone! I’ve never quite picked it myself! But I relate to almost over other note.
Keep on waffling,