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Dingle Single Malt

Overall rating
83.63/100
votes
99
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

€ 71.43

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99 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Dingle Single Malt

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.63 points

  1. Official tasting note

    • Nose
      crème brûlée, salted caramel & molten honeycomb
    • Taste
      sun dried raisins, creamy blossom honey & tiramisu laced with vanilla
    • Finish
      sweet spice, warm, lingering & mellow

  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. 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.

  4. Coldorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Original review on my blog More Drams Less Dram: https://moredramslessdram.com/2021/07/02/dingle-single-malt-and-batch-no-5-review/
    • Nose
      83 83
      There’s an immediate sweetness with vanilla and strawberry ice cream, whilst rhubarb tart provides an enjoyable sourness. The youth is discernable with some esters slipping through but it doesn’t scream 3 either. Rapeseed oil and sweet soy sauce give an oiliness to the nose and there’s something between a meaty and slightly sulphury smell I cannot pinpoint, but it’s far from being overly sulphury, it is in no way unsettling. There are also tropical notes of passion fruits coming through after a moment resting in the glass.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Lightly salty and peppery arrival, with the sourness of grapefruit juice and the faint bitterness of an oak log. Cinnamon and vanilla dusted rhubarb compote, chocolate with fleur de sel, dusty old books. Citrus notes all along underlining a fresh palate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      A slight oakiness and citrus notes linger with that dustiness feeling before slowly fading away, with a good length.

  5. pr0mille scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

  6. Merl scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    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

  8. 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 :)

  9. Foudos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Expraesi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  11. DannyDram scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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

  12. 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

  13. jkswift scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Patrick93 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  15. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I have a young Irish man in my glass today. 45% Bourbon, 45% PX and 10% Madeira barrels were selected for the batch.
    In terms of price, the question of value now arises. A little too expensive in my opinion, but with good genes.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A very fruity aroma without the influence of smoke. Rhubarb, white currants, strawberries, wine gum, vanilla yoghurt, rose water, some hay and light herbal notes. Very pleasant and balanced.
    • Taste
      84 84
      First oily and sweet on the palate, followed by a strong start. Fruit aromas, white pepper, ginger, but also oak spice. Not quite as strong as on the nose but quite exciting.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-length finish, spice, sweetness and a few bitter notes, which are quickly caught up with fruit notes.

  16. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Light, fruity nose, rhubarb dominates initially. In addition, red currant, apple compote, white chocolate, grapes.
    About hay and mirabelle plums.

    Mouth:
    Very creamy start, nice mouthfeel. Again rhubarb, white chocolate. Some whole milk chocolate (rum, grape, nut chocolate), a hint of banana.

    Finish:
    Here it becomes drier, slightly bitter. No trace of fruitiness, just a subtle caramel sweetness.

    83/100

    Conclusion:
    A nice fruity whiskey, I like the rhubarb note in particular

  17. HolgerStoehr scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A great whiskey for the summer, not smoky.
    Aroma: spices, honey, caramel.
    Taste: raisins, honey, vanilla.
    Finish: warming and soft.
    Barrel type: Bourbon, PX Sherry and Madeira barrels

  18. dramidaris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  19. Derufus scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  20. Ninofdram scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  21. Odinson scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  22. xandi37einhalb scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I was able to enjoy this drop as part of a deconstruction of the mixed barrel types.

    Color: light amber.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, cookies, Kletzenbrot, sugar, plums, raisins
    • Taste
      strong, vanilla, caramel, plum, Kletzenbrot, raisins
    • Finish
      long, citrus, fruit salad, dried fruit, nutty, sweet

  23. Foudos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  24. thijs100 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    The wood is rather dominant (some European oak maybe) while I found it hard to distinguish characteristics from the spirit.
    • Nose
      A touch of green apple peel quickly followed by stewed rhubarb, some faint pineapple, and strong notes of pot ale. Ending on sweet notes of vanilla sugar with finally a touch of resin.
    • Taste
      Soft oak spices like cloves and ginger with a touch of menthol, whole grain bread and tobacco. The oak is quite dominant, while the spirit is noticeably young. There's not much sophistication yet.
    • Finish
      More spices and herbs, with some sour notes as well. Finally some apple parts. Medium.

  25. butt scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  26. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Buttery toffee, Grape-nuts, spiced figs, banana-lead dried fruit, malty sweetness and vanilla cake.

    Palate: Buttery malt and toffee, baking spice, dates, banana-lead dried fruit, vanilla cake and apricot.

    Finish: Med-long -> Banana-lead dried fruit, vanilla cake and toffee fade out minerally.

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