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Dalmore King Alexander III

Overall rating
84.58/100
votes
274
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Sherry, Port, Madeira Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
M1244 G7 11/02606
Barcode
5013967005044
Added on
21 Apr 2008 9:29 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 177,69

48 × in wishlist

274 × member ratings

621 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore King Alexander III

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.58 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    I remembered this as very complex, smooth and elegant whisky.

    Had a glas at a pub in Nairn a few years ago, and it was just as good.
    Tasted it again just recently at an international ferry with a friend whom I shared my original bottle, and we both found it bland and uninteresting.

    It might be that we took things in the wrong order, as we had 3 Ardbeg Uigdail first.

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Soft, a little weak-tempered. Sweet, a lot of wood, sherry. OK. But for me no high-flyer.

  3. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    17-12-2017
    • Nose
      76 76
      vanilla, cinnamon, red fruits
    • Taste
      78 78
      red fruits, nuts, toffee
    • Finish
      78 78
      red fruits, sherry, pepper, oak

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Molt came out interesting, but unbalanced in taste / aroma, slightly overdone, in my opinion, it was necessary to be simpler. Too many things have been decided to connect, and, I must say, in terms of saturation and density, for 40% the result is impressive, it's a pity that did not work out in general.
    • Nose
      Calm, restrained, raw wood, wine-lacquer shades, which is not surprising, given the variety of barrels; sherry still prevails - prunes, stain, mushrooms, although both the port and Madeira can be identified without difficulty; a lot of raisins, varnish, leather goods, pipe tobacco; in general, the barrels are more likely to interfere with each other than to form a single picture - too much of everything.
    • Taste
      Also, some imbalance - a separate layer of oak base - a bit of harsh, bitter and many wine shades not forming into a whole - and porto and Madeira and sherry alternately arise and disappear in the foreground.
    • Finish
      Warming, oak-lacquer, wine tones are pushed into the background, sherry again takes its own - burnt crackers, leavened wort, a bit velvet beer bitterness, we can say that the finish was the most harmonious and cohesive.

  5. vojt466 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I do not really understand why this is bottled at 40%, Add at least 6% and it would be completely different, so it's fat-free. Even though the nut flavor is promising
    • Nose
      Primarily strong hazelnut scent. Also wood, leather, polish for furniture, raisins, fortified wine, brown sugar
    • Taste
      The taste is quite sparse, red brown sugar, vanilla, raisins spilled with chocolate, nuts, light spicyness
    • Finish
      In the reverberation of cereals, raisins, vanilla and delicate spiciness

  6. nad_chario did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The King Alexander III. is an unlikely complex Single Malt, which is particularly due to the elaborate finishing in different barrel types. In addition to former bourbon barrels, the King Alexander III is also stored in the Matusalem Oloroso sherry wood barrel, in Madeira and Marsala barrels, in Port Pipes and in Cabernet Sauvignon Barrique. Each barrel gives the whisky its very own flavors and makes the King Alexander III so unique. An incredible, complex palate spectacle awaits you while you enjoy it.
    • Nose
      fine notes of almonds, wild fruits plums, caramel and dark beet syrup
    • Taste
      Strong sherry notes, with fruity notes of fresh berries and plums, vanilla and toffee
    • Finish
      voluminous and elegant, peppered with red wine, peppery oak aroma

  7. Blo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not bad at all, but the price is too high for a NAS, even if with Dalmore we start being (unfortunately) used ...
    • Nose
      Pretty classic initially, on Sherry, zesty orange and powerful malt. Then notes of Madeire and Port arrive, overripe fruit, banana, and a light woody that makes the whole a little dry.
    • Taste
      The dry side fades, the fruits return to the foreground, always the orange marker typical of Dalmore. Nice, and the reduction does not blow all.
    • Finish
      Medium, still on the overripe fruit.

  8. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky tasting: Dalmore King Alexander III https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_IgpHCHQdM

  9. pianoman scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dark Cherries, Mon Cheri. Chocolate. Vodka Lemon.
    • Taste
      Thin, slightly watery. Orange, mulled wine. Again vodka lemon.

  10. Bram84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

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