Posted 26 July 2018
This older bottling of Dalwhinnie 15 year old is hard to precisely date, but all signs indicate that it comes from the early to mid 1980’s – around the time that the bottling was induced into Diageo’s Classic Malt series. So, this distillate was originally created in the 1970’s during which the distillery operated worm tub condensers. The tubs were replaced with shell and tubes in 1986, however, within less than 10 years these too were replaced (due to the change they created in the new make character), and worm tubs were once again reinstalled. Sources suggest, that despite the switch back to tubs, the spirit character has never been same as it was in the 1970’s and earlier.