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Dalwhinnie 15 Years Old
 43%   |    70cl

Smooth, aromatic, heather and honey sweetness. Great chilled.
Smooth, aromatic, heather and honey sweetness. Great chilled.

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"A very good drop, easy but not ‘too obvious’. A perfect beginner’s malt!"

Serge Valentin 2015,

The perfect

The clean, heather flavours of Dalwhinnie's 15 Year Old call for a neat serve, and perhaps a little still spring water.


Dalwhinnie's heather-honeyed charms find new depths when paried with crème brûlée or bread and butter pudding.

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Spiced Green Tea: Use green tea’s tannins to offset the honey sweet centre of Dalwhinnie’s 15 Year Old and create a crowd-pleasing cocktail to keep your guests guessing.

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Dalwhinnie 15 Years Old On The Flavour Map
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Smoky Rich Delicate Light


A highland malt from the highest distillery in Scotland.




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


Smooth, light to medium body.


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


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

Don't just take our word for it...

Expert Reviews
Insights from some of the best in the business

"Along with Cragganmore, this is one of the underrated members of the original Classic Six. Quite why has always slightly baffled me. OK, it isn’t smoky, but the nose has a deep, soft, honeyed sweetness: think caramelized fruits, hints of thick cream, and a light touch of fennel and sharp citrus. Thick in the center and very gentle, it’s that chunkiness in the middle that is the secret to its beauty."

Dave Broom, Whisky Advocate Summer 2012

"Underrated and charming with surprising mid-palate weight."

Dave Broom 2009, Whisky Magazine, Issue 79

"Often I have consigned Dalwhinnie to the freezer,but this is changing my mind. Definitely a whisky for spring."

Rob Allanson 2009, Whisky Magazine, Issue 79

"A malt it is hard to decide whether to drink or bath in: I suggest you do both. One of the most complete mainland malts of them all. Know anyone who reckons they don't like whisky? Give them a glass of this - that's them cured. Oh, if only the average masterpiece could be this good. 95 points"

Jim Murray 2013 Whisky Bible, p.93

"The nose is frsh, with pine needles, heather and vanilla. Sweet and balanced on the fruity palate, with honey,malt and a very subtle note of peat. The medium length finish dries elegantly."

Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.101

"Full honey and sweet peat on the nose, a rich creamy mouthfeel and a delicious honey and exotic fruits mix all layered on soft peat foundations."

Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.101