Dalmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.20/100
votes
451
Whiskybase ID
WB1412
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
16/04127 L6332
Barcode
5010196111010
Added on
24 jan 2008 11:47 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 58.47

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Whisky reviews for Dalmore 12-year-old

36 users have left 42 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.20 points.

  1. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Very interesting for beginners. However, it is not long-lasting and complex enough to leave a lasting impression. Overall rather disappointing, but maybe I only caught a moderate batch.
    • Nose
      Red apples, prunes, a little sprightly, some nutmeg, otherwise there's no more
    • Taste
      Malty, spicy, bitter oak note, a few roasted aromas, but also an alcoholic sharpness, almost no sweetness
    • Finish
      Dry, very short, bitter wood note remains, everything else is negligible and not worth mentioning

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  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Classic dessert drink.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Dried fruits, spicy sweetness.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet and slightly watery dried fruit compote.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sweet, slightly sugary, short-lived.

  4. hafssol scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Warm colour and smooth taste. You can feel the sherry, but it's not overwhelming. Raisins and soft vanilla for a warming autumnal dram.

  5. Gweddry scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Mulled wine, plum jam, raisins, walnuts
    • Taste
      wine, raisins, very sweet,
    • Finish
      short

  6. ricallende scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    If you are being introduced in whisky culture you may consider this as a solid entry level sherried whisky. Nice for beginners
    • Nose
      Sweet sugar, caramel, toffee, nuts, dried fruits
    • Taste
      Sweet sugar again and caramel, weak nuttiness, oak spices and something bitter in the background
    • Finish
      Short finish, lingering gentle bitterness, oak spices.

  7. larswehmeier scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Voluminous, mature impression in the nose. Whole orange - the famous Dalmore citrus fruit. Pleasant sherry fruitiness behind it. A touch of oak.
    • Taste
      Mild and creamy on the tongue. Again a lot of orange. With a bit of bittersweet chocolate. Remember Jaffa Cake. A little bitter coffee. Overall, spicy rather than sweet.
    • Finish
      Medium. Warming. Dark.

  8. oppi scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    complex Fruity Orange ... Slightly chocolaty

  9. nad_chario scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Cubey666 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  11. p4blo scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    There's a little bit of everything, but not enough of anything interesting and this makes this dram a rather weak and disappointing one in this price range.
    • Nose
      Faint notes of oranges, vanilla, apples, sugar and some darker fruity elements smelled through a thin layer of cardboard.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity, but not too distinctive. There are some sherry cask elements with toffee, prunes, also some pears and vanilla, but overall it's quite flat and bland.
    • Finish
      Short, on the fruitiness overlapping from the taste and the slightest spiciness.

  12. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet. Citrus, apple, peach. Sherry. Vodka.
    • Taste
      Peach. Sherry. Light spice with a little clove and cinnamon.

  13. Jaydee scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  15. domani scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    The nose is dominated by the malt sweetness. The taste of this whisky remains very pale and without any special properties - 23.12.2014
    • Nose
      Malt sweet, apricot, lemon, nuts
    • Taste
      Sweet malt aroma with some spice but otherwise hardly anything to discover
    • Finish
      Short

  16. fileosoph scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      79 79

  17. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  18. ricallende scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      72 72

  19. Achany scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  20. blondiehb did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      bright fruits oranges some herb meadow with honey light spice
    • Taste
      Citrus fruits, mainly oranges again the light spice of the oak, but rather discreet malt vanilla
    • Finish
      medium very pleasant slightly warming Sweet

  21. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  22. hefaists scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I've heard a lot of talk about how certain malts are "engineered" or
    "constructed", but I seldom come across whiskies that actually feel like
    some blender had meticulously assembled them from scratch. This
    particular Dalmore, however, fits the bill. I'm not sure I can explain
    what exactly it is that makes this Dalmore feel vaguely "synthetic", but
    I've tried plenty of heavily sherried whiskies, and this one tastes
    slightly... peculiar. Perfectly pleasant, though.

  23. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      77 77

  24. Roosty scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    A good Dalmore aged in sherry cask. Not very impressive so far. I drink it gladly, but just a glass once in a while. If we have to make a small statement on the price: a little expensive ... but let's take advantage before Dalmore increases the price to 500 euros.
    • Nose
      Red fruits, chocolate, grapes, sugar, vanilla. A bit sweet, alcohol is not perfectly integrated.

      Strange (but not at all disturbing, rather amusing) impression of old wooden furniture, old paper and sugar mixed together. It reminds me of years of elementary school, but I can not get my hands on it.
    • Taste
      Large notes of red fruits and dried fruits. Vanilla, sugar, French toast, cinnamon, coffee, leather, muscatel, dark chocolate. Influence of the cask, rather sweet.
    • Finish
      Always on the fruits. Suave, hot. Wood, bitter, orange, cinnamon. Neither short nor long.

  25. Fable scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  26. Ivynor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Not very complex but easy.
    • Nose
      60% sherry - 40% bourbon.
      Well, that does not feel. We have a lot of old wood, a little sugar and vanilla. Some touches of spices.
    • Taste
      Ultra easy, goes very quickly in the mouth, leaving notes of caramel, dried fruits and wood.
    • Finish
      Long, vanilla and woody. Maybe a little sherry.

  27. Tothemorrow scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Complex sweet mix of vanilla, fudge, raisins, figs, dates, malted barley, brine, cream, butter, spices and oak

    Short finish. Adding water kills the whisky totally

  28. granella2003 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The tasting gives a very soft aroma with fruity notes partecipates is remarkable memories of smoke. The taste is full, dry with hints of peat and malt. The notes of burnt caramel, orange and mandarin, oak, make it seem oldest of 12 years.

  29. granella2003 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Aromas of orange and dark plum followed by notes of dark chocolate, marmalade, oak, sherry with vanilla and marzipan
    • Taste
      An enchanting combination of citrus and sweet vanilla in the foreground supplemented by fruit cake, coffee, soft eieknhout and cinnamon
    • Finish
      The long and fruity aftertaste of oranges and hints of vanilla, plums and cinnamon make it complete.

  30. D3US scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Re-taste:

    Nose: Orange and cinnamon. A faint puff of smoke. Elegant malt, berry fruits. Maybe grapes. Dark spices, maybe even some coffee notes.

    Taste: Fruity (oranges, citrus, berries) and vanilla sweetness all wrapped in a blanket of slightly bitter spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee), balanced by nice malt.

    Finish: Warming, still that bitter-sweet edge of vanilla and fruit on one side and cinnamon nutmeg spices on the other. Not very long, though, the only downside.

    Comments: I think I was too harsh on this in my previous tasting, or maybe I just have a better bottling this time. A very nice whisky, indeed.

  31. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very balanced and recognizable malt.

  32. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "A recent batch of Dalmore 12, along with a smart packaging revamp. This

    new 12 year old is very impressive even by Dalmore`s high standards."
    TWE

  33. D3US scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A decent whisky. Not one to stay home for but nevertheless respectable. I will have this in my collection always, but I wonder if it's for the design or for the taste.
    • Nose
      Woody and a bit wine-like. Hints of orange, cinnamon apple and coffee. Malted barley evident. 
    • Taste
      Sweetness of ripe fruit. Freshness of orange zest and a slight bitterness of coffee and spices. A bit leathery at the end. Dries up quickly.
    • Finish
      Medium. Quite dry but in a pleasant-ish way. I can really taste some spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and things like that. Fresh orange and sweet barley.

  34. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      75 75

  35. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Beautiful balance of tempting aromas. Gently fragrant peat-smoke. Orange marmalade, malt and sherry.
    • Taste
      Orange. Cream. Distinct aniseed. Honey. A very complex malt, with wonderfully combined flavours.
    • Finish
      Almost chewy. Faint citrus zest. Smoky dryness. The faintest hint of the sea.

  36. christophe_carles scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    A good sherried 12yo. Far better than the Macallan 12 yo fine oak.
    Very classy bottle.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  37. karloff scored this whisky 68 points Specialist

    A nice malt and i do like the malts of this type but i have tasted better. It doesn`t come close to the Macallen 18 yrs sherry cask or Glendronach Revival. A nice looking bottle and the presentation is class.
    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      60 60

  38. karloff scored this whisky 68 points Specialist

    Enjoyed this malt, i have tasted better malts of the same type such as the Macallen and Glendronach Revival.This was a present off my daughter when she came back from Africa where she was volentering for nine months. x
    • Nose
      Woody with vanilla and summer fruit pudding
    • Taste
      Sweet dry and winey with lots of fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium and sweet with a dry mouth feel.

  39. hsmithjr did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sherry and malted barley.  Orange zest.  Marzipan.  Hints of smoke.
    • Taste
      Very creamy.  Toffee and sugar.  Spiced oranges, like at Christmas time.  Vanilla pudding.
    • Finish
      Long and silky.  Dry.

  40. Feusi scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Sherry and nuts, dried fruits, a hint of smoke, well balanced, pleasant whisky  with a beautiful colour. This can be an everyday dram and i guess it stands in many bars.

  41. Willie JJ did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's hard to tell what the whisky is like, but there's no doubt that the caramel is rubbish.
    • Nose
      Orange, fruitcake, figs and toffee.
    • Taste
      Orange with little sugary sparkles. Toffee, but not in a good way. Feels like a lively malt being suffocated by syrup.
    • Finish
      Flattened & bitter.

  42. tomy63 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    very good entry-level at Dalmore
    • Nose
      vegetal and malta, flower, ripe fruits (peach), brioche, marmalade
    • Taste
      50% bourbon 50% sherry oloroso. orange, nuts and more
    • Finish
      long and herbaceous

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