Dalwhinnie 30 Year Old Special Release 2019 Single Malt Whisky

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Speyside
  • Category: Single Malt Whisky
  • Owners: Diageo
  • Bottler: Distillery
  • Brand: Dalwhinnie
  • Age Statement: 30
  • Chill Filtered: No
  • Alcohol % ABV: 54.7
  • Cask Strength: No
  • Average Price £: 500
  • Colour Description: Deep Gold
  • Colour Status: Coloured
  • Peated / Smoke: Unpeated
  • Cask Maturation / Finish: American Oak
  • Single Cask: No
  • Mash Bill: Malted Barley
  • Barley: 100
  • Whisky Experience Level: Experienced
  • Value Score : 86 out of 100
  • Bottle Stopper: Natural Cork
  • Packaging: Box
  • Bottled / Released Date: 2019
  • Core Bottle or Special Release: Special Release
  • Product URL: https://www.malts.com/en-gb/products/single-malt-whisky/dalwhinnie-30-year-old-special-release-2019-single-malt-scotch-whisky-70cl
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Dalwhinnie 30 Year Old 2019 Special Edition Single Malt Whisky

A delicious, finely balanced and supple old Dalwhinnie with a depth of flavour that repays thoughtful appreciation, this expression is both more rounded than younger siblings and takes a spicier view of life, too.


Deep gold, with copper lights. Good beading.


Medium to full.


A mild nose overall, with a slight prickle. The top notes are vegetal and faintly smoky, as with a snuffed candle, almost suggesting a Halloween pumpkin lantern; the overall impression is savoury, with a light sweetness suggesting moorland heather pollen. The base notes are of spicy fresh-planed wood, which if a drop of water is added becomes light balsa wood. Much sweeter at first after this, with a tangy, fruity note of pickled ginger.


At natural strength, big, creamy-smooth and mouth-filling in texture, with a richly sweet, waxy initial taste and spicy, with a touch of salt and an appealing, gradually building peppery warmth that carries on into the finish. When slightly reduced, the taste remains the same when a good drop of water is added, becoming a sweet, smoothly balanced whole that is delicious to drink.


Long and spicily warming, leaving the tongue-tingling and a pleasantly earthy aftertaste. A little water lengthens the finish and reduces the spiciness.

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