- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- Refill Bourbon Barrel
- Number of bottles
- 57.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Kirsch Import
- Added on
- 17 Dec 2020 11:37 pm by Malzbrenner
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13 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 2005 GM
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.82 points
- An exercise in simplicity and elegance, though I have to admit it's missing a certain something.
I can recommend some water, doesn't really matter how much.
Just about barely worth the 100€, considering it's an interesting version of Dalmore.
Fresh, yet elegant, with a soft mix of spices over dried orange slices and malted barley. Apple sauce. Subtle hints of vanilla, caramel and white pepper.
Nothing complex, but a superb spirit with an understated and very measured woody backbone.
With water: Beeswax, lemon zest, spicy malt/Belgian Dubbel, a faint hint of lilac. Very pleasurable, light nose.
Remarkably soft entry for the abv, plus an overall light mouthfeel. Simple, in keeping with the nose. Warm caramel notes, orange marmalade, dried apples, candied ginger.
Very integrated profile, with low complexity.
With water: A bit more grip, with bitter cereal notes coming in. Raw grains and black pepper. Less caramel.
Medium, warm, very clean. Baked apples, wine-soaked raisins. Spicy with ginger and white pepper. Some mint on the tail end
- I was very excited about the sample, because I didn't have a Dalmore from a pure ex-Bourbon barrel yet. And it is actually quite exciting, but also demanding. If it hadn't been for the alcohol that was surprisingly poorly integrated at the age of 14, I would have given it an even higher rating. A Dalmore I would never have recognized as such. Everyone has to decide for themselves whether it is worth the price. I haven't regretted the sample I bought, it broadened my horizons.
A nose that is not that easy to dissolve. On its own, the alcohol covers a lot and stings a bit. With not too little water, however, you can tease out a few things. Fine citrus notes of limes and mandarins, light grapes, a certain grassy herbal note and then surprisingly maritime impressions and a little salt. I would not have expected this.
Without water, alcohol strikes relentlessly and suppresses a lot. But with an ever increasing addition of water (estimated to be pressed up to 45%) it becomes more and more interesting. In addition to the light fruits and the citrus notes, there is more sweetness, also a little vanilla (which I didn't even have in my nose) and fine oak spices. The 14 years in the barrel can still be seen here. And here too, maritime salt can be heard. A bit of pepperiness remains even with the addition of water.
The finish is medium long, sweet, with heather and oak. Carries out the taste a little and then fades away steadily.