Dalwhinnie was founded in 1897 as Strathspey Distillery, it has been operating under its current name since 1905.
The word Dalwhinnie translates from the Gaelic to “meeting place”, the village of the same name stands at the junction of old cattle-droving routes (as well as whisky smuggling routes). The distillery is owned by Diageo and produces over 2 million liters of spirit per annum. Dalwhinnie is a main component of Buchanan’s and Black & White blends, it is also one of the best selling Diageo single malts with over 1.2 million bottles sold annually. Dalwhinnie 15 years old presented here was bottled in our opinion in the late 1970s and very likely comprises whisky distilled from barley malted on site. The distillery decommissioned floor maltings in 1968.
Nose: malty and slightly waxy, forest floor, bunch of dried flowers, apples, pears, caramel, vanilla, touch of garden herbs and fading hints of smoke.
Palate: fruity and herbal, plums, apples, peaches, vanilla, pralines, marzipan, lapsang souchong tea, hints of lemon grass and oak.
Finish: long, with notes of milk chocolate, orchard fruits, hay, hints of allspice and distant whiff of smoke.
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3542 / 4000