Dingle Single Malt

Overall rating
82.97/100
votes
118
Whiskybase ID
WB183358
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Irish Whiskey
Bottled
2021
Casktype
1st fill PX-Sherry, 1st fill Bourbon casks
Number of bottles
50000
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Blue Label
Barcode
5391518566351
Added on
13 may 2021 5:21 pm by Archer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48.74

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Whisky reviews for Dingle Single Malt

34 users have left 34 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.97 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. glenrob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. bl0wb4ck scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Simple, fruity malt. According to the taste, the proportion of first fill PX sherry casks is probably very low.

  5. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Killswitch scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Funtik scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  9. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    The nose is rather a love-it-or-hate-it one as PX cask can influence the whiskey very aggressively. With the casks mix, the syrupy nose is somehow expected. The triple distillation process has however given it a softer texture and makes the palate more enjoyable for everyone.

    [78-82] I'll gladly welcome another dram.

    N 25
    Strawberry fever syrup. Moderate level of citrusy comes along with reserved spices. Dark chocolate. Tropical wood. Ripe yellow pear.

    P 25
    Soft and creamy. More syrupy fruit at first hit. Then bourbon cask-driven. Oaky. Vanilla. Allspice. Getting juicier and maltier as time goes by due to dilution.

    F 23
    Mid, malty finish. Mild fruits.

  10. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A good deal for the price and age. There are always new nuances to be discovered in whiskey.
    • Nose
      malty. Toffee, dark chocolate, raisins. Vanilla, dark fruits. Spicy forest honey. Also minerality.
    • Taste
      The start is also very malty. The nose is reflected on the palate, so no big surprises. The oak provides spice and also some pepper.
    • Finish
      Spicy. pepper, dark chocolate. Relatively long.

  11. man2392 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    tinned mandarins in syrup

  12. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskeylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/04/23/spotlight-on-dingle/

    Dingle’s core whiskey is made up of [100% first-fill] bourbon and PX casks, our host holding back on the ratio info until we’ve tried it and guessed. He tells us Basil-Hayden’s [High Rye] casks work really well with the newmake though Dingle also uses casks from Maker’s Mark > Jack Daniel’s/Jim Beam. Aged between 5.5 and 7.5 years, this is twice the age of many a new distillery release.

    N: What a marriage/commendable blending. Sweetness > sour, a little citrus, the flour-dry barley core comes through clearly, the wood integrated/polished.

    T: Noticeable but absolutely acceptably [and desirably] spicy – some say puckering/tannic – with a grapey juicy rough/earthy > salty-sweet > sour, the underlying and rounded floury-dry spirit still coming through faithfully. Add a little water and you’ve got a candid view of the component parts, the recipe certainly hanging together. Is the PX a bit,.. predictable? It tells me the PX, surprisingly, is more dominant than I would have imagined.

    F: Whilst graduating from the eu-de-vie, it’s ever-faithful to the barley/spirit though the PX is certainly the navigator. Almost a waxy textural experience, the beer is still to reappear at the tail.

    C: Ratios revealed = 69% PX, 31% Bourbon – wow?! Skillful blending/clever PX management, Dingle is an enjoyable, accessible, accomplished, spirit-faithful, available Irish single malt.

    ________________________

    Out of interest, I mix my bourbon & PX samples together at a ratio of 50/50.
    C: Decidedly ‘greener’/more sappy/gacky with all that bourbon over PX. That means the PX is acting as the binding core/base, the bourbon effectively playing more a ‘top note’ role! Either way, the finish is spirit-faithful though the official single malt brings textural elements.

  13. JacobaEd scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      73 73

  14. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  15. glen efze scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    All over Ireland new distilleries are currently being built and Irish whiskey is about to experience a great renaissance. Dingle has been with us since 2012 and is on a straight path. They launched their own bottlings early on and do not rely on sourced whiskey. And after all the individual bottlings, the first whiskey of the core range now comes with 50,000 bottles. No age statement, but the majority of the whiskeys are said to be 6-7 years old, 61% come from PX sherry, 39% from bourbon casks. That's what it says on the website. It also states that the whiskey is not chill-filtered. Nothing says coloring though - and that's weak. The color looks natural - let's hope it is.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      The whiskey isn't old and he can't hide that. There's a bitterness, maybe the metallic youth, there's a grassy note. There are also unripe fruits, green pears. This is softened by vanilla and a sweet background. It's a fruit cocktail with a few too many unripe fruits cut into it. Overall, the aroma is strong and expressive.
    • Taste
      The whiskey is also strong in the mouth and there is no sherry sweetness in the foreground here either. The PX casks are reserved, but give a spicy base note that is good for the whiskey and gives it structure. This basic note is then supplemented by sweet notes, now there are also fruit gums and the whiskey is no longer too young, but combines light fruit with some spice, vanilla and wood to an interesting result.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is determined by light wood with vanilla, is not too sweet, but rather spicy and powerful, but not long and lasting.

      After all, a first whiskey in a strong edition that sets an exclamation mark. Here comes a new distillery that deserves attention. This first edition isn't a must-have yet, but it's good to have tasted it. I know we will have to get used to young whiskeys - but I still prefer the older ones to enjoy. The young, grassy and metallic-bitter notes are still a bit too pronounced here.

  16. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Musty and rubbery nose. Same on the palate. Short and bitter finish. Not for me…sorry!

  17. Foudos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  18. KB201 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The triple distilled malt whiskey is aged 61% in PX sherry barrels and 39% in classic bourbon barrels.

    The Irish Dingle Distillery was founded in 2012 by the three beer brewers Oliver Hughes, Liam LaHart and Peter Mosley. After the single malt was only bottled in smaller batches for a few years, the first standard bottling for the core range is now following.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Lime zest, mint and sweet pears.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Caramel apples, raisins and vanilla.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Persistently spicy with sweet honey.

  19. valasios scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Numwierum scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Smell: A slight sweetness with a mixture of tropical fruits. Wine gum, forest honey, lime and mint. Some pepper and milk chocolate.
    Taste: The first start is quite restrained, then it becomes significantly hotter. Raisins, apples, white pepper, malty, slightly tinny and dark chocolate.
    Finish: Quite short, persipan, dry and dry wood.
    Conclusion: For me a simple and easy drinking whiskey, in a positive sense.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  21. 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.

  22. Sporx scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    odor
    Artificial fruity chewing gum sweetness, musty

    taste
    Fruity, malt, spicy, vanilla

    finish
    Medium length, spicy

  23. Banzai scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

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

  24. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

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

  25. wisekyofcourse 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
    Final:
    Loose cooked fruit, malty, woody, caramelized vanilla

  26. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  27. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Curious original memorable release. I liked!
    • Nose
      Currants, black chokeberry, bran bread, broken branch, stale hay.
    • Taste
      Lots of malt flavors, broken fruit and slightly fermented berries.
    • Finish
      Medium duration, with echoes of sweet and salty pastries, fallen fruits and berries, with a distinct menthol note, with spices and caramel at the very end.

  28. Monstruo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Perfect summertime whiskey.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  29. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Well, this is a lovely surprise. I think Dingle can be proud of this first core range bottling. It’s really well put together, which has resulted in a pleasant and enjoyable young single malt.
    • Nose
      Fresh lemons and pears. Honey and blueberries. Raisins and dried apricots. Vanilla and dark chocolate. A bit of mint in the back, followed by kiwi. A touch of spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Slightly malty and plenty of chocolate and a hint of banana candies. Raisins. Caramel and vanilla. Red apples and a hint of grapefruit. Later also black pepper.
    • Finish
      Mid-long to long and a bit dry. with the same spices and chocolate. Slightly woody.

  30. 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.

  31. Merl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  32. 2ndSip scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    ui, there's something going on in the nose: fruit sweetness paired with varied spiciness - nice. The aromas fully pick me up (from the nose).
    The taste is also quite close to the nose, even if more dark elements can be found here.
    Wow, I didn't expect that ...
    [86 - 82 = good whiskey -> get a second bottle? Perhaps...]
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh and light fruits (pear, apple) are immediately present in the nose, has something of TropiFrutti / Haribo sweetness. Over time, darker nuances are added: raisins and dark / juicy apricots.
      There are also honey, caramel and vanilla (pudding) flavors.
      Nice spice of cinnamon and nutmeg (+ a tad of allspice) in the background, which, however, always jumps into the foreground and alternates with the fruit.
      The flavor is also reminiscent of some marzipan and (semi-bitter) chocolate -> Ritter Sport with marzipan is probably best.
      The more he can breathe, the sweeter he appears to me.
    • Taste
      87 87
      first gentle, but then immediately spicy on the tongue, creamy transitioning.
      Fruit sweetness is back, as is the Ritter Sport marzipan, but it is more in the direction of dark chocolate.
      Will also be a little drier at the back.
      Second sip: again creamy-sweet-viscous on the tongue. Malt notes are noticeable.
    • Finish
      84 84
      (not that much anymore) fruit, but tannins, light malt note, dark chocolate - overall medium to long sticky on the tongue, becoming drier.

  33. Hlektrion scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

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