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Dingle Single Malt

Overall rating
83.48/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB150612
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
5th Small Batch Release
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Bourbon, PX-Sherry & Madeira Casks
Casknumber
Batch No. 5
Number of bottles
30000
Strength
46.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5391518566276
Added on
06 Mar 2020 3:20 pm by Archer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 66.44

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Whisky Reviews for Dingle Single Malt

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.48 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Slowly but surely, a “house style” freed from young resin notes emerges. The trend is clearly pointing upwards, another year, another batch, again better than the previous one. The Madeira barrels give the whiskey a completely different, more intense fruitiness than the port barrels from last year.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose starts with a distinct fruitiness: strawberry-rhubarb compote, mashed ripe bananas, apricots, gooseberries. Sweet rapeseed honey, toffee, white chocolate, vanilla. As a single malt, it has less spice than the single pot still, but you can still smell a small pinch of allspice and some savory.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy and fat start, lies full on the tongue. Fruit at the beginning also here, whereby in addition to the fresh strawberries, rhubarb and bananas there are also dried fruits such as figs and dates as well as raisins. Gets dry over time and leaves the creaminess behind. Milk chocolate, caramel, honey, vanilla, freshly ground coffee, leather, dry forest floor with the leaves of previous years.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length and dry. The fruits pass, there are coffee beans, dark chocolate, a little pepper - but also a certain sweetness of brown rock sugar.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    What a great online tasting that was tonight. 7pm Irish time, so here 8pm. Platform: Zoom, worked perfectly, if you disregard the “image disturbances” in the meantime.

    Graham Coull (formerly Glen Moray, only a master distiller at Dingle since the end of last year) explained the components of the current batch 5 of the single malt (Bourbon, Madeira, PX) and answered pretty much all questions that were asked in the chat.
    Very sympathetic: his wife Fay was there and arranged the questions.
    The barrels for batch 5 were selected in the ratio 45% bourbon casks, 45% PX butts, 10% Madeira casks. And the bourbon casks, which surprised me a lot, are very tasty. There's a lot of the end product in there. The Madeira Cask was very special, the 10% share was more than justified, more Madeira shouldn't have been. The PX component, on the other hand, was very pleasant on its own, but very different from what you are used to from Scottish PX whiskeys.

    Dingle generally does not stain, my suggestion to write it on the label has been well received. ;-)
    All components of Batch 5 are six years old. When asked when an age dingle whiskey would be released, Graham Coull said that he thought an age of 10 years was appropriate to show on the label. He generally endorses age labels on the label, "so people know what to expect."
    Dingle fills with 65% vol. And produces approx. 30-40% single pot still. The rest, 60-70%, is single malt. A new batch of the single pot still (that would be the fourth batch) should be released at the end of the year. The barley used is the same for both types of whiskey.

    It was a very interesting, insightful and amusing hour, should be repeated.

  3. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Dingle batch 5 46.5% Aroma pineapple mango some nectarine vanilla estery. Spirit-led. I wouldn't have it down as Irish. Similar nose to Daftmill. Taste is salted pineapple, vodka, estery spirit, some parma violets, salty and fruity and young but nice with subtle oak. It's good but a note that I associate with acetaldehyde comes out over time. Comes across like an inferior Daftmill. Its a real shame because the astringency brings this down a touch. I do get the impression that my score would have steadily declined if I had consumed a larger sample due to a building impression of acetaldehyde-like green apple astringency 3.4/81

  4. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I didn't know Dingle yet. During tasting of our whiskey club, this one surprised me very much (and it feels good in everyone's taste). I bought a bottle of which I will enjoy. What a fine whiskey! Especially the combination of creamy, cocoa and rhubarb works very well.
    • Nose
      Melon, strawberry, rhubarb, a sour
    • Taste
      Deliciously dark undertones (think from the PX or Madeira cask), creamy / thick in the mouth, fruity, chocolate / cocoa notes, flowers and spices, and indeed rhubarb as other reviewers said :)

  5. Foudos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Expraesi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. DannyDram scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Fine smoke, moss, honey, rhubarb, fig, tobacco, vasabi, spicy, fruity, woody. Unbalanced, lively, spicy, sticky, a little salty. just medium body, little intensity.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very rich and intense whiskey, nice balance of clear sweetness and strong spiciness.

    He doesn't need to hide!
    • Nose
      84 84
      Malty sweetness, fresh grain notes, ripe yellow fruits, some honey, light herbal notes, pleasantly spicy wood, some boiled-down fruit notes
    • Taste
      85 85
      Clear sweetness, vanilla, frosting, a little oily, pleasant but present spicy wood, light fruit notes
    • Finish
      84 84
      Sweet, pleasantly spicy, a bit tart, very strong, fresh, sweet-tart wood

  9. jkswift scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Patrick93 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

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