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Dalmore 2008 SMWS 13.49

Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Apple olive oil cake
Stated Age
09 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
60.3 % Vol.
25 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2017 1:40 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 58,88

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Connoisseur Fernet Branco
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Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 2008 SMWS 13.49

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 points

  1. Fernet Branco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Notes from the website:

    "The aroma neat was quite substantial like that of salted date caramel, chocolate pie with an almond coconut crust coming straight out of the oven. Also in that oven we baked a rustic Italian apple cake made with olive oil instead of butter with plenty of cinnamon and brown sugar added. The taste had the initial mouth-puckering sharpness of stewed rhubarb which was quickly sweetened by honey and maple syrup before a gentle ginger spiciness kicked in. Diluted we were still baking, this time applesauce muffins with cinnamon streusel topping as well as blueberry scones whilst on the palate now profiteroles with a cranberry caramel sauce"

    Issueprice November 2017: 52,40 GBP

    Meine Eindrücke:

    Sehr außergewöhnlicher Malt. In der Nase und am Gaumen meine ich eine leichte Note "Krabbenbrötchen" war genommen zu haben..hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Ansonsten ein sehr schöner und vor allem kräftiger Dalmore mit einer cremigen Süße und eben auch einer leichten maritimen Note.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Dominik scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Average outing from the "Spicy & Sweet" category at SMWS. It's okay really, just not memorable at all and somewhat unfinished.
    • Nose
      Apple juice and raspberries with a touch of caramel.
    • Taste
      Apple tart with plenty of cinnamon. Relatively spicy, perhaps coming from the 60.3% alcohol content. You can really tell this is a young cask strength whisky. There are hints of caramel and honey, but they're overshadowed by the cinnamon spiciness. Water brings the spiciness down a notch without revealing any additional flavours.
    • Finish
      Medium in length with stale apples and damp oak.

  3. Macheye scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Weird and a bit all over the place. I found both the incredible sharpness and hint of locker-room to both detract away from more pleasant flavours of baking, cakes, fruits and spice. I could not find a balance of water to restore proper order in this one – it’s gone rather rogue. Not for me alas.

    • Nose
      Pronounced and animated. Warming bakery notes are joined by chocolate fruit cake and in particular raspberries. There are lighter fruits here too lychee for example, but there’s a residue sweatiness that’s discernible – rather like stale trainers or school hall plimsolls. Water reduces the pronounced cake and fruit notes (though disappointingly keeps the clammy footwear) and adds some nuttiness to the equation – roasted peanuts.
    • Taste
      Sharpness, bitterness and booziness. This really is incredibly tart and aggressive to begin with – there’s honey, apple turnovers and cinnamon pastries in there, but it’s hard to get over quite how biting this whisky is. Once your palate has calmed down you may also detect some musty notes akin to damp walls. Water improves things somewhat, but it’s still somewhat hostile. The tartness is closer to rhubarb now, but it’s still quite fierce and acerbic.
    • Finish
      Short to medium in length and bringing in some cask spicing – ginger and cinnamon.


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