Saturday, 7 June 2014

Tasted #95: Dalwhinnie 1995 Distillers Edition Oloroso Finish (#101drams)

Dalwhinnie 15 (regular edition) was one of the first single malts I ever purchased, so I thought it fitting to include the Oloroso-finished Distillers Edition as part of my #101drams challenge...

Dalwhinnie 1995 Distiller's Edition Oloroso Finish (43% ABV, 15yo, Highlands, Scotland, $95AUD)
Colour: Orange gold.
Nose: Malty, flinty, orange peel.
Palate: Light, not a whole lot of sherry influence (the Oloroso finishing could have been in fairly old casks possibly). Drying, earthy.
Finish: Short to medium, with some toffee, and a hint of bananas (which I usually only get on much younger whiskies, or new makes!)
Rating (on my very non-scientific scale): 88/100. Not bad but not one I'd rush out to buy.

 - Martin.

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