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Dalmore 2008 SMWS 13.49

Overall rating 4 votes 79.50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Apple olive oil cake
Vintage
29.05.2008
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
13.49
Number of bottles
168
Strength
60.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2017 1:40 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 58,88

0 × in wishlist

Member rates

5 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 20
Taste 19
Finish 19
Balance 19

Tastingtags

3 Notes

Fernet Branco
Expert Senior Fernet Branco Review note
21 Nov 2017 11:11 am
Fernet Branco gave this whisky 85 points

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.

Weighted Rate
85
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
86
Price
85
Presentation
83
Dominik
Member Senior Dominik Tasting note
01 Dec 2017 7:18 pm
Dominik gave this whisky 77 points
Color
Pale gold
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.

Comments

Average outing from the "Spicy & Sweet" category at SMWS. It's okay really, just not memorable at all and somewhat unfinished.

My Collection
Macheye
Expert Senior Macheye Tasting note
16 Nov 2017 9:23 am
Macheye gave this whisky 72 points
Color
Pale gold
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.

Comments

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.

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