Dingle Single Malt

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
5th Small Batch Release
Bourbon, PX-Sherry & Madeira Casks
Batch No. 5
Number of bottles
46.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Mar 2020 3:20 pm by Archer

Average value

€ 68.19

6 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

93 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dingle Single Malt

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.08 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 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 its predecessor. The Madeira barrels give the whiskey a completely different, more intense fruit than the port barrels from last year were able to.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose starts with a clear fruitiness: strawberry-rhubarb compote, crushed ripe bananas, apricots, gooseberries. Sweet rapeseed honey, toffee, white chocolate, vanilla. As a single malt, it has less (seasoning) flavor than the single pot still, but you can still sniff a little pinch of allspice and a little savory.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy and fat onset, lies full on the tongue. Fruit at the beginning also here, whereby in addition to the fresh strawberries, the rhubarb and the 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 fruit fades, there remain coffee beans, dark chocolate, a little pepper - but also a certain sweetness of brown sugar candy.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 86 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. 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.

  4. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

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

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


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

  5. HolgerStoehr scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

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

  6. dramidaris scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Derufus scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

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

  8. aksm_be scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Odinson scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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

  10. xandi37einhalb scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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


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