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The Whisky Tasting Index - Dalwhinnie (Highlands)

 

Dalwhinnie - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Highlands
WF Distillery Ranking: Quatrième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: active - Stills: 2 (1 wash, 1 spirit) - Founded: 1897
Address: Dalwhinnie, Inverness-Shire PH19 1AB - Phone: +44 (0) 1540 672 219
Web: www.malts.com - More info: Malt Madness


My favourite expression so far:
Dalwhinnie 29 yo 1973/2003 (57.8%, OB, Limited Edition)
90 points - Last tasted: October 1, 2004 - Tasting notes: here
Dalwhinnie

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Fruity Malty Vanilla Tea Nutty Resinous Marzipan Apples Caramel Honey

MM Distillery profile:
The Dalwhinnie distillery is located in the Inverness-shire or Strathspey area in the western Highlands, but according to some sources it is a Speyside distillery. Dalwhinnie was built in 1897 by the Strathspey Distillery Co Ltd. under the guidance of the investors John Grant, Alex Mackenzie and George Sellar. The bill for the construction work was just 10,000 pounds.Production at Dalwhinnie started in February 1898 - but the owners soon encountered finacial problems and the original name 'Strathspey' was changed to 'Dalwhinnie' when it was sold to new owners; the aptly named... More on Malt Madness.
Dalwhinnie

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Dalwhinnie 15 yo (40%, OB, probably late 1970’s) - 220206
  • Dalwhinnie 15 yo (43%, OB, mid 1980’s) - 220206
  • Dalwhinnie 15 yo (43%, OB, circa 1986) - 130607
  • Dalwhinnie 15 yo (43%, OB, +/-1990, Old label) - no notes - 86
  • Dalwhinnie 15 yo (43%, OB, +/-1995) - no notes - 80
  • Dalwhinnie 15 yo (43%, OB, +/-2013) - 250314
OB - vintage
  • Dalwhinnie 36 yo 1966 (47.2%, OB, 1500 bottles) - 210405
  • Dalwhinnie 29 yo 1973/2003 (57.8%, OB, Limited Edition) - 011004
  • Dalwhinnie 1980 ‘Distiller’s Edition’ (43%, OB) - 010704
  • Dalwhinnie 1981 Distiller’s Edition (43%, OB, Late 1990's) - no notes - 88
  • Dalwhinnie 20 yo 1986/2006 (56.8%, OB) - 130607
  • Dalwhinnie 25 yo 1987/2012 (52.1%, OB, Special Release, 5358 bottles) - 201012
  • Dalwhinnie 1992/2009 'Manager's Choice' (51%, OB, cask #431, 270 bottles) - 180310
  • Dalwhinnie 1997/2013 'Distiller's Edition' (43%, OB, D. SU. 312) - 250314
Cadenhead
  • Dalwhinnie 27 yo 1966/1993 (45.5%, Cadenhead’s) - 210405
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Dalwhinnie 20 yo 1963 (40%, G&M Connoisseur’s Choice old brown label) - 220206
  • Dalwhinnie 1970/1993 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice, Old Map Label) - 250314
Sestante
  • Dalwhinnie 16 yo (43%, Sestante, +/-1980) - 201012
SMWS
  • Dalwhinnie 20 yo 1977/1997 (57.3%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #102.13, ‘Soap in a Linen cupboard’) - 180310