Peaches and nectarines immediately jump out to me. Spun sugar with the overly sweet cotton candy mingles with bright lemon peel. Fresh garden mint with tree bark rounds out the backend.
All the oak just comes at you at the beginning. It is hot on the tongue at its natural cask strength, and the mouthfeel is light. There is a bit of soot or charcoal to the whisky. However, the palate offer little compared to the nose. It is earthy or swampy. Overall, you really have to focus to pick out the stone fruit.
Medium long and elegant finish with flavors of wood spices, dried fruits, nutmeg, honey, white chocolade.
A beautiful impression of the sweet and delicious brand called Dalwhinnie. You can taste the complexity of the flavors between the 15 year old and this 30 year expression. The price is a bit too high for what you are getting. But if you get the chance to taste this 30 year old Dalwhinnie, you will experience the real and deep complexity Dalwhinnie has to offer you.