Dingle Single Malt

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
3rd Small Batch Release
Bourbon and Port Casks
Batch No. 3
Number of bottles
46.5 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
06 jun 2018 5:43 pm by Archer

Average value

€ 129.17

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42 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Dingle Single Malt

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.18 points.

  1. Archer scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A pity, he still has too much of a new make. I would like to be able to mature for a few more years.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Penetrating resin notes, artificial raspberry sweetness (Hubba-Bubba, fruit gums): New Make - Feeling. Honey and vanilla flavor, with the smell of resin and juniper are still very dominant and other notes (in addition to Hubba Bubba sweetness) do not allow.
    • Taste
      80 80
      On the tongue the raspberry then plays in the natural. Hardly resin, rather a herbal with juniper, bay leaf and pepper. Pretty strong and aggressive. Brown bread note, lightly baked bread rolls from the oven. At the back comes out yet again pine resin
    • Finish
      80 80
      Rather short, dry, strong. As in the beginning and later on the tongue: pine resin rules.

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  3. glenrob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. EvilAFI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sweetbread, grape, icing sugar, mouthfeel is rich, but like the other reviews state this has a strong new make taste. Caramel and some orchard fruits along with a generous spice.
    For dingles price I am less than impressed with the 2 batches I have now tried, Redbreast or the Spots all the way…

  6. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Buttery malt, banana-lead dried fruit, grapey sweetness, vanilla cake and some port sweetness.

    Palate: Buttery malt, banana-lead dried fruit, grapey sweetness, vanilla cake and some port sweetness and cinnamon-heavy spice.

    Finish: Med-long -> Buttery malt, port sweetness and spice.

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Juniper Berry

    I have only tried 1W from this relatively new Irish distillery, a single cask for Austria. Today I will try one of their own releases, batch 3, that was released already in 2018. It is a vatting of bourbon and port casks, respectively 75% and 25%, of which no less than 13.000 bottles hit the market.

    The nose makes me raise my eyebrows. It is not bad, do not get me wrong, but my first thoughts was a mix of gin and plum liqueur, not so much whiskey. I smell red fruit and a truckload of juniper berries, I kid you not. Then raisins, pear drops, milk chocolate and dark beer. Some walnuts and an umami trait that I can only describe as raw beef. There is a lot going on here and the smell is quite good, albeit pretty sweet, but a bit un-whiskey-like. You know what I mean.

    Soft on the palate, devoid of spices, but nicely oily. Immediately honeysweet on raisins, strawberries, blueberries, laurel leaves, chestnut and pear drops. On the palate I can again not get rid of the impression that I am tasting a good flavored gin. But no, this is in fact a triple distilled Irish whiskey. Look, it says so on the label.

    The finish is medium long with a spicy prickle, which comes a bit as a surprise, because both on the nose and on the palate I did not get any spices. What a sniper!

    Lovely whiskey, but a bit too funky to be really good. I mean... I would not want a full bottle of this because I would have trouble finishing it. Unless I start making cocktails.

  8. diamond2000 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, delicate, lots of dry grains, bran, freshly baked white bread, baked apples. The second wave comes a very light influence of Porto-barrels, - berry sourness, blackcurrant jam.

    Taste: bright, notes of red pepper, cinnamon, cloves, white bread, chocolate with raisins, black currant, tannins from the barrel.

    Finish: medium length, black currant jam, some spices, bread, woody tannins, dark chocolate.

    Score: 80

    Bottom line: a light and pleasant malt, poor in nuances, but without a feeling of youth and daring, it seems less than the declared strength. Porto barrels were supposed to introduce some kind of variety, enrich with nuances, but here it is somehow separate, without balance.

  9. xandi37einhalb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My first tasting note, and that's what the Dingle Single Malt Batch 3 must be for. Why exactly this one? A beautiful story connects me to this drop, which I like to share with a common dram.
    I'll point out that this whiskey still needs oxygen, it gets better every now and then.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, strawberry, raspberry, walnuts, white pepper, steak
    • Taste
      86 86
      Cotton candy, strawberry, raspberry, chestnut, vanilla, blackberry
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, tingling, vanilla, walnut, golden delicious

  10. maltaholic scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Honeycomb, hay, young wood, spicy.

    In the taste, the seasoning continues.
    Juniper, barrel notes, young and strong.

    He tastes my wife.
    Not me.

  11. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur


    Established in 2012, Dingle is purporting to be Ireland’s first artisan distillery. This bottling is a marriage of 75% bourbon & 25% port casks, but that won’t necessarily reflect the signature recipe/makeup/style of Dingle long-term as they are still experimenting with their ratios.
    N&T: It’s young and clean. Nothing stands or sticks out.
    F: Dies off soon enough.
    C: It is the case that many of the newer distilleries are making very decent yet extremely neutral spirit, a position that relies heavily/solely on cask management/activity to transform the juice into something greater. As I always seem to be saying, “time will tell”.

    Scores a D-

  12. magic_slim scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    There must be some cross contamination from the gin production at Dingle Distillery. The smell and taste of gin is too obvious. Otherwise it is a good and easy drinking young whiskey.
    • Nose
      Very grainy with additional herbal and earthy aromas. Notes of pine trees, juniper berries and gin. Some fruitiness in the background. The youth of this whiskey is quite obvious.
    • Taste
      Spirity and spicy at first mouthfeel. A light whiskey that cannot hide its youth. There is a strong gin influence on the palate. Furthermore herbal aromas and notes of pine tree leaves, oak, pepper and ginger. Some sweetness is coming up after a while.
    • Finish
      Long and very spicy, warming from deep inside. Very long aftertaste (herbal aromas and gin).


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