Dalwhinnie 25 (2015 Diageo Special Releases)
Added on Monday, Jan 25, 2016 at 10:10 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 25 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1989 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.80 % Region: Highland
  Price: $400 Availability: Overseas Specialty

5916 bottles     Refill American oak hogsheads

Price is UK ex-VAT. Not available in US. 

Member Ratings and Notes
Safe and boring. This is what I call a Lawyers’ Whiskey — because it’s the sort of thing a high-priced attorney would have in his office, and he can say that it’s fancy and expensive, but it’s guaranteed to be inoffensive and “smooth” to whomever tries it.
Note to attorney friends: I will still happily drink this in your office.

N: Wisps of butter, hint of green wood, metal shavings.

P: Sweet and buttery, slightly oily.

F: Sharp and bitter.


Unobtrusive, familiar, and not that great. B/B-


Nose of vanilla with some white wine.

Palate is malty with a slight sour note.

Finish is mostly malt.


Good enough, but fairly uninteresting.

No pudding, no fun.

Weak malt, fruit, strawberry Necco, oxidized chocolate (liked after melting and putting in the fridge) and cantaloupe skin with a light floral touch and a bit of wood that’s reminiscent of a box of tooth picks. Light and just sort of… “meh”.

Fruit, malt, spice and dried fruit with that same light floral touch and tooth-pick-like wood. The nose is a bit more complex than the palate where the whisky seems to flatline.

Short and watery with light notes of malt, fruit and a bit of earth.
- Uninteresting, but not offensive. Its biggest offense is just being weak and lack luster. I can make business cards that say I’m a doctor, but it doesn’t mean I am and just because it’s labeled as Special doesn’t mean that it is. -

Grapefruit, candle wax, honey, dry grass and smell of hot metal


Light and fruity.  White grape and kiwi.  Floral notes mid palate


Vanilla on toast and tart apple

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