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Dalmore 15-year-old

Overall rating
82.01/100
votes
464
Whiskybase ID
WB1411
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5013967005006
Added on
24 Jan 2008 11:47 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 91.50

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464 × member ratings

1169 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 15-year-old

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.01 points

  1. D3US scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I’ll admit it, I was surprised by this one. The nose is the strongest quality in my opinion, but the taste and finish are more than decent as well. I like the sweet/bitter balance and the zesty quality of this whisky. Everything seems to work well together. Compared to the 12 year old this is a definite step up, and I think this might be my favourite Dalmore to date.
    • Nose
      Fresh orange zest and chocolate. A nice, sweet malty note and coffee (faintly). Juicy fruit. Darker fruits, like plums and berries. Not too strong though, like in some heavier sherry whiskies. This retains a light freshness in the nose, very interesting. The chocolate note is getting stronger now, like a mocha cream.
    • Taste
      Quite sweet on arrival. Quickly after a slight bitter note of spices and the coffee is back as well. After that sweet again. Juicy still, like a berry jam or marmalade, even gummy bears somehow. A wine-like dryness on the gums, which exposes the malt flavour. Chocolate covered orange zesty sweetness now, very nice.
    • Finish
      The bitter note is back, which in this case is not a bad thing. It keeps this whisky from becoming overly sweet, which might be off putting. The coffee/light spice bitterness lingers, together with that chocolate/citrus sweetness. Together they form a nice finish, I’d say medium length.

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    What to say about this bottling: it's smooth. Not a qualification I'd normally use for a whisky, but there's just not that much more to say about this. Not offensive in any way, no real character either. This would really, really benefit A LOT from a better presentation: get rid of the chill filtration, colouring and low ABV please.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. nallacam scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Dris scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The windows let expect some volume, the color is auspicious. When he first crawls in, he is still promising, but in terms of taste and in the finish, he unfortunately lets up.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Raisins, sherry, roasted almonds, light oak, some caramel and vanilla are to be heard. Amazingly, a slightly dry - grassy touch
    • Taste
      84 84
      A strange touch of shower gel is on the first taste on the tongue, then a delicate sherry note, some vanilla, malt and orange. He looks very round and soft
    • Finish
      81 81
      short medium length, a little sherry, which flies relatively fast, light sweetness and a little malt remain

  6. diamond2000 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: sweet raisins, a variety of nuts which are dominated by walnut and rotten (!), Dry grains, dusty sacking, exotic fruits with rotten, burnt caramel, cocoa with milk, buckwheat honey, tobacco leaf, noble wood, humidor, notes of spice for clay tea, tobacco leaves (cinnamon, cloves, orange peel). Quite a complex, but delicate flavor, slowly opening up.

    Taste: burnt caramel, thick berry jam, hay walnuts, sweet spectrum spices, chocolate notes, wood tannins. Quite simply and delicately, but harmoniously and organically.

    Finish: light spices that taste like anise, coffee with milk, walnut partitions, pleasant wood, a little shorter than the average.

    Rating: 86.5

  7. ctu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    It wouldn't be so bad if there was no vegetable taint.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, celery, orange peel, walnut, vanilla and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Fruits, sherry, cocoa, spicy oak, vegetables and coffee.
    • Finish
      Medium length, bittersweet.

  8. namnug scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Smooth, Thick body. Intense
    • Nose
      83 83
      Dark fruits and orange-chocolate, nutty. Hint of oak and toffee
    • Taste
      83 83
      Vanilla palate with toffee and cocoa. Hints of oak and dark fruits. Thick and oily body
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short-lasting malty

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/dalmore-15-yo-ob-2012/

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