Dalmore 2005 GM

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.74

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27 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Dalmore 2005 GM

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.39 points.

  1. Jonathan Kleß scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium, warm, very clean. Baked apples, wine-soaked raisins. Spicy with ginger and white pepper. Some mint on the tail end

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  3. Thoma scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Dalmore 2005 Connisseurs Choice Gordon Macphail 57.6%. Quite pale. Aroma is milky, bready ... muted ... lightly perfumed. Muted bready perfume. Closed. Slightly farty later on. The taste doesn't carry the impact you'd expect at the abv. Bready and spicy with a big breathy linger at the end. Low impact up front but big on the finish. Again milky, soft oak, lightly bready like crumpets. Bitter oak. Slightest eucalyptus and smoke over time. Vanilla and liquorice. Salty smoke. Nice taste but not a wonderful aroma. (3.2/77)

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Schafranek scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. RJKrueger scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      85 85
      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.
    • Taste
      86 86
      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.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is medium long, sweet, with heather and oak. Carries out the taste a little and then fades away steadily.


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