Dingle Single Malt

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Irish Whiskey
1st fill PX-Sherry, 1st fill Bourbon casks
Number of bottles
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Blue Label
Added on
13 May 2021 5:21 pm by Archer

Average value

€ 48.71

18 × in wishlist

54 × member ratings

133 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dingle Single Malt

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.27 points

  1. Official tasting note

    Dingle Distillery has launched its first core whiskey expression, Dingle Single Malt, a milestone in the distillery’s history and a huge step forward in its growth journey. In doing so it becomes one of few Irish distilleries to produce a core single malt product made entirely with its own spirit.

    Some 50,000 bottles of the triple distilled, non-chill filtered Dingle Single Malt have been produced and will be sold domestically as well as exported to key international markets.

    Matured in PX Sherry (61%) and Bourbon (39%) first fill casks and comprising predominantly six to seven-year-old spirit, every element of the production of Dingle Single Malt is manual, with a human hand and eye at each critical point. The distillery’s water source is its own well, 240 metres below ground.

    Dingle Single Malt is available to purchase now.
    • Nose
      lime zest and chopped mint, fresh sweet pear
    • Taste
      caramelised apples, juicy raisins, toasted almonds
    • Finish
      honey sweetness and mixed spice, lingering.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The first Core Range bottling after 5 batches of single malt. Bourbon and sherry casks and with 46.3% instead of 46.5% for the first time. Do something different? Around seven years old, which is definitely noticeable. A beautiful and promising bottling that already knows how to convince.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Pure and clear and less bubblegum fruitiness than the last single malt batch 5, in which a few Madeira barrels were added. Although: if you let the glass stand a little and then smell it again, the sweetness that is so characteristic of Dingle penetrates your nose. Tropi Frutti gummy bears, spicy honey, vanilla pudding, raisins. With allspice, pepper and nutmeg as a counterweight. Lots of toffee and chocolate.
    • Taste
      87 87
      First comes up from its chocolaty side and delivers nougat, marzipan, toffee, caramel and warm cocoa. Here just slightly fruity with fresh apples, dried apricots and a dash of lemon. Over time it lays dry on the tongue and spreads there. Chocolate shavings, yeast dough, malt.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long and dry, chocolaty, woody and spicy. Hardly any fruit left.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    On a 5.7 year old:
    Nose :
    Honey, malty and mildly spiced, fruits on orange citrus fruits, candied
    Mouth :
    Spicy immediately, on vanilla, caramel, oak, bourbon cask; on cooked and candied fruit, a lot of sugar all at once, tangerine, sherry cask, scents of brandy
    Loose cooked fruit, malty, woody, caramelized vanilla

  4. Coldorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Original review on my blog More Drams Less Dram: https://moredramslessdram.com/2021/07/02/dingle-single-malt-and-batch-no-5-review/

    These drams (Single Malt small batch n°5 and the core range release) are fun. Each time you go back to nosing one, then the other, they changed. When the sweetness is more present on one, the next time you nose both, it’s on the other. Both are young, but not too young. They’re not “in your face”-young”. Nor “very active wood to hide the youthfulness” -young. I don’t know if it’s the same in Ireland for example, but in France we say that 7yo is the age of reason, and both those whiskies are getting there. And with Graham and the great team he has around him, the distillery is definitely on the right path. On the palate, there’s a progression going from Batch No. 5 to the permanent expression. Maturity, certainly. A bit less spice, a bit richer. With the bourbon and PX casks each shining through. And the price didn’t go up between the two, it went down. Sure you can find older whisk(e)y with an age statement for the same price, but Irish whiskey is usually (that I find) more expensive than Scotch, for example. And we’re talking about a small and still young distillery. So in the end? Batch No. 5 was good. Dingle Single Malt is even better, and at that price, for me it’s a no-brainer. Go buy one.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Gentle spices tickle your nose. There’s a slight sourness, like liquorice and cherry liquor, and though immediately after being poured the nose felt less sweet than the batch 5, after resting for 10-15 minutes in the glass it does feel sweeter than batch 5 now. Apple and fruit salad syrup, blackcurrant jam, freshly pressed lemon juice and grape seed oil. The nose is always evolving over time, with the sweetness going like a rollercoaster up and down, over and under the batch 5’s one. There’s also a richness evocative of the sherry casks more present than with batch 5, probably because of the higher portion of sherry casks in the vatting with dried fruits (figs and dates).
    • Taste
      87 87
      The arrival is more citrusy here though still slightly salty. Vanilla and caramel from the bourbon casks are present, the bourbon casks really kept their influence and were not overpowered by the higher PX casks proportion. On a second sip the sweetness – crème brulée, honey, and fruits intertwined – comes through and well as black pepper, chocolate, fudge, and roasted coffee beans. The citrus notes from the start stay all along on the palate, in the background but never far away.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long with aromas of roasted coffee beans, chocolate and wood spices.

  5. Lough did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    • Nose
      The nose first opens up a slightly sour foreplay - caraway and liquorice - and then turns into a fruity citrus note. A hint of dried fruit, raisins and peach lurks beneath these aromas. However, no aroma path can be discovered that gives the whole thing a clear direction. Black currant, rosemary and the scent of a freshly sliced kiwi alternate again and again. The sherry portion of the barrels cannot be denied here either. After half an hour in the glass, a subtle vanilla aroma comes into play.
    • Taste
      The taste immediately shows the citrus note with a hint of mint. Fruity and light apple aromas make their debut. Embedded in the sherry influence, the herbal notes - rosemary, mint - come out. The nose hadn't revealed it very much, but now the impression of the barrel with subtle wood aromas comes to the fore, which are rounded off by honey and vanilla.
    • Finish
      What remains are light roasted aromas of coffee and roasted almonds, which are still supported by the barrel influence and vanilla aromas.

  6. infinityblend scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Extremely interesting nose right when poured and from the bottle.
    Can't compare it to Batch 5 as everyone else since this is my first Dingle but it certainly is very fruity. The nose does evolve and the fruity notes vary in intensity but they are certainly always present.
    The mouth delivers on the nose but slight malt notes appear which take over the finish that is completely absent of any fruit and is more on the woody side.
    To be tried again.

  7. Sporx scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Artificial fruity chewing gum sweetness, musty

    Fruity, malt, spicy, vanilla

    Medium length, spicy

  8. Banzai scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Musty nose, little depth. Same with the taste. Unpleasantly bitter finish.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      68 68

  9. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83


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