Dalwhinnie 25 Year Old 1989 (Special Release 2015)
70cl, 48.8% abv
Dalwhinnie Cask Strength 25 Year Old 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky is from Diageo's Limited Edition annual release. It was distilled in 1989 and matured in refill American oak casks. Just 5,916 bottles were yielded at a cask strength of 48.8% abv. It is a veritable expression.
Nose: Soft opening, with waxy honeycomb. This is offset by fresh, gentle fruit notes and soon reveals an aromatic complexity.
Palate: Smooth, sweet, distinctly waxy and initially cooling. A rich marriage of textured malt and light, dry wine notes. After, elegant vanilla-laced tannins give countering hints of spice.
Finish: Rounded and medium to long. Warming, with a distinct rich, oaky spiciness.