"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
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.
Apple juice and raspberries with a touch of caramel.
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.
Medium in length with stale apples and damp oak.
Average outing from the "Spicy & Sweet" category at SMWS. It's okay really, just not memorable at all and somewhat unfinished.
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.
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.
Short to medium in length and bringing in some cask spicing – ginger and cinnamon.
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.