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Dalmore King Alexander III

Overall rating
84.59/100
votes
295
Whiskybase ID
WB1660
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Sherry, Port, Madeira Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
1263 King Alexander III
Bottle code
M1244 G7 11/02606
Barcode
5013967005044
Added on
21 apr 2008 9:29 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 180.52

42 × in wishlist

295 × member ratings

695 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore King Alexander III

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.59 points

  1. WhiskyBjorn83 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. herby.usa scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Very complex and multi-layered.
    Both a sniffer and a very drinkable drop.
    The different casks (Sherry, Port, Madeira) are a great combination and a successful masterpiece. Class!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Fruity, lovely, sweet, vinous, super complex, from dates, raisins, caramel, vanilla to plums, cherries and cinnamon - everything is incredibly rich.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Lots of fruit, sweet, extremely easy to drink, slightly sour, very lovable - like sweet sherry, with a hint of wood.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium length, a little dry, oak tones, but by no means bitter, the wood becomes stronger, chocolate, later slightly spicy dryness

  5. Barbone scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    It' ok but even more boring than I remember it, nothing really wrong with it but easily forgotten.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

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

  12. 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.

  13. Bram84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  14. franpincoffee did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    http://whiskycast.com/ratings/dalmore-king-alexander-iii/

    Richard Paterson used six different cask types to create the King Alexander III, and it’s an extremely complex whisky as a result. The nose is smooth with soft spices and fruits. The taste is equally smooth, with sweet notes of figs and oranges, pipe tobacco, and a touch of maltiness. The finish has hints of red wine and oranges.

  15. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  16. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    If you look at the Dalmore prices, you can not expect much in this price range. Very young barrels were definitely used for this bottling - the youth you can tell him.
    • Nose
      Herbal sweet with chamomile tea. This fragrance disappears after some time and it remains pure, sweet caramel.
    • Taste
      The first sip seemed a bit bland and went towards deciduous forest. The second sip was not much better either. This Dalmore is very soft, but also watery and has no great taste breadth. In the background something sweet. A higher ABV would not have been wrong here.
    • Finish
      Short and dry with a little sweetness

  17. Gloin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      delicate fruit, sherry, mild, little vanilla
    • Taste
      mild, dry, sherry, complex
    • Finish
      sweet, delicate bitterness, medium to long

  18. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Its a competent whisky, it tastes good but I had expected much more from this one. It has complexity as stated on the box, but not deep, rather wide. All flavors enter simultaneously, there was no peaking of different character during the dramming which - in my opinion - lessen the experience. Water didn't help it at all. 

    (Rating interval 83-86)
    • Nose
      Surprisingly light on the nose, fruity, both dried and fresh fruits, both dried and fresh apricots, peaches, prunes, cinnamon, vanilla and some nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy but with a light mouth feel. All flavors arrives at the same time, difficult to separate but I think I recognize some brown sugar, maybe muscovado sugar, cinnamon, prunes and sweet raisins, marmalade? some red fruits or berries. 
    • Finish
      short finish, much shorter than expected. Sweet and spicy, not bad but soon gone.

  19. Myst111 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  20. ricallende scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  21. ASWhisky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    man can drink that very well
    it's enough for me this once
    • Nose
      a lot of dark fruit and sweetsweet
      a little stinging, sugar liqueur
    • Taste
      Chocolate, fruit, wood, a bit bitter
    • Finish
      short, a little bitter, and the leftovers from the mouth

  22. The Whisky Cyclist scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Sorry, this was a disappointment. Maybe I had to much stronger drinks before this one.

  23. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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

  24. getz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    To make this Dalmore King Alexander III, Master Distiller Richard Paterson has selected a range of differently-aged malts matured in a mixure of French wine casks, Madeira drums, Sherry butts, Marsala barrels, Port pipes and Bourbon barrels from Kentucky. A remarkable feat of blending.

  25. Fable scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  26. Cannonball scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  27. MB28 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  28. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    What a shame to have reduced this kind of whisky! I am convinced that in raw drunk it would have been a killing. As it stands, the French price is simply scandalous.
    • Nose
      A beautiful roundness and relative complexity
    • Taste
      Soft and bitter end
    • Finish
      Average

  29. Tothemorrow scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    One dram noteExtremely complex and vinous with notes of dates, sandalwood, brine, candy sugar, perfume, burnt sugar and prunes. Adding water delivers a creamy spiciness, oloroso sherry and oak

  30. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    This whisky seems to
    be at a loss of where it is headed. Too many casks in the mix?
    • Nose
      The nose is soft,
      sweet and pretty grainy. A bit of oak. Quite some orangettes, faux-leahter,
      plums, berries, stone fruit, but also some grapefruit and fresh figs. Kiwi! Vanilla, caramel and a tiny bit of honey. Sound
      reasonably complex, but it is not. Not really. Know what I mean? Nice, but not
      devastatingly so.
    • Taste
      The taste is very
      soft and bittersweet. Somewhat thin body, though. The fruit returns, although
      it is more a stew now (which is a good thing). But the tannins (or is that the
      wine cask) starts to play havoc on the palate. From the spice rack, I remember
      nutmeg and mint.
    • Finish
      The long finish evolves
      from sweet (chocolate) and spicy (ginger) to bitter and drying and is the
      weakest part.

  31. icon_of_sin scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Very complex, thinner whisky. But why only 40%?!?
    • Nose
      Soft and very complex. Very sweet, intense sherry in the form of dark fruits. Candy and cake dough (?!?). Chocolate and extremely voluminoes!
    • Taste
      Heavy sherry with walnut chocolate and a little bit of smoke (how does it get in?!?). Very voluminoes!
    • Finish
      Also very sweet with honey, nut chocolate and dark fruits. Very long and pleasantly warm.

  32. granella2003 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Dalmore King Alexander matured to third Haut-Marbuzet wine barrels, 1/3 in sherry casks and also is third in bourbon barrels.

  33. granella2003 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      On the nose starts as a mix of younger versions, with either a chocolate maltiness
      and a fresh scent. A little ginger, pink
      grapefruit, ripe kiwi fruit, vanilla and figs are also strongly present.
    • Taste
      In the mouth the profile of this wonderful whisky perfectly, more cohesive and mixed than on the nose, ALSO contains notes of orange, chocolate, cherry , black berries, macadamia nuts and a little mint.
    • Finish
      The finish is dry and slightly spicy, with a wine-like flavor

  34. Furtia scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      81 81

  35. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I really love the king, but also he is to expensive for a daily dram.
    So taste the Vintage 2000, in my eyes its the small king for all the people without much money like me... *lol*
    • Nose
      Malty and utterly Dalmore. Seville orange zest, Parfait Amour, malty
      cereal, barley and dark chocolate. Creamy vanilla fudge, tropical fruit with a
      vaguely vinous quality.
    • Taste
      Medium, rounded. Winter berries, spice, zesty orange. Liqueurs emerge; Gran Marnier, cherry and Frangelico.
    • Finish
      Short, a little bit peppery with well-integrated oak and the claret makes a last minute appearance.

  36. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A sextuple-wood bottling from Dalmore. This auspiciously-named dram was
    matured in wine, Madeira, Sherry, Marsala, Kentucky bourbon and Port
    wine casks. The Dalmore 1263 King Alexander III is a rich and fruity Highland single malt at his best.

  37. Feusi scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's like a Cognac, sweet and nice to drink, even with the 40v%
    • Nose
      Sweet fruits in the nose, malt and vanilla
    • Taste
      Wild fruits with a lot vanilla, a hint of spicy smoke, wonderful to drink
    • Finish
      A medium long finish, warm, sweet and tender

  38. Feusi scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    To make this Dalmore King Alexander III, Master Distiller Richard Paterson has selected a range of differently-aged malts matured in a mixure of French wine casks, Madeira drums, Sherry butts, Marsala barrels, Port pipes and Bourbon barrels from Kentucky. A remarkable feat of blending.
    TWE

  39. MacMenM scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    again a dalmore as i know, very drinkable, smells great but very short at the end
    • Nose
      very fruity, the nose is changing after a while, more stonefruit, smells like an powerful cognac
    • Taste
      vanille and fruit, not so powerful as the nose, nice and drinkable
    • Finish
      short finish ..  is there a finish?

  40. Roman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    it tastes pretty good - if it were not so expensive, a good all-day dram, but you have to concentrate on that
    • Nose
      strong for 40%, fruity cherry, smells like an old cognac
    • Taste
      a bit thin - you can clearly see that only 40%, but nice fruity cherry, has something woody, creamy, a little vanilla
    • Finish
      extremely short, but this one wants more

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