Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dalwhinnie 15: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Dalwhinnie 15
The Gentle Spirit makes a Whisk(e)y Wednesday appearance here on Bite and Booze.  Dalwhinnie 15, a single malt Scotch from the Highland region has the name "The Gentle Spirit" because of its somewhat relaxed flavor profile compared to many single malt whiskys.  The nose of Dalwhinnie is sweet with no burn from peat fires.  It tastes like honey flavored Teddy Grahams in a clean, easy, whisky sort of way.  James declared it to be a fantastic beginner Scotch because of the honey-sweet flavors similar to a Speyside.  Dalwhinnie 15 is easy drinking, yet interesting enough to make aficionados happy.  It is well balanced and delicate for Scotch, but maybe that's what is so great about it.  Dalwhinnie lives up to the name "The Gentle Spirit."

Dalwhinnie 15 Single Malt Scotch

74.5 Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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