N: Sherried cocoa, meaty stewed tomatoes, wood, banana, pineapple and citrus along with a musty note. Caramel for sure [40%!], vanillas and some delicate malt peaking through. More bananas, sherries liquor sweets and some bubblegum - often although not always, a sign of tired casks.
T: Its an odd delivery - all the various [6 casks] creating an unusual and confusing arrival. Dandelion and burdock initially, then sherry [madeira] appears, developing into more of a familiar Pedro sherry wood nose. Some wine in the form of berries comes through last. An orange [Glenlivet] note and some pepper and more old wood showing. Adding water highlights the orange sweets and helps even things out if thats what you're into.
F: Raspberry Tunes [cough/cold sweets] override almost everything else. Only caramel peaks through. Water unites the dram into a sweet fruity caramel woody spice number although diluting from 40% makes the body rather flat.
C: Best not to analyse this too much. Enjoy what you can of this because its a bit of an unbalanced mashup. Lots to discover here and an education in itself but i wouldn't buy a bottle for £40 let alone £120. Once the palate has experienced the bourbon, sherry and wine casks, the finish is only moments away. An odd ball, reminding me of Old Parr 12, good in some areas and flat in others. This Dalmore is better than the Parr but lacks it's complexity.
Scores a C