Dalmunach 2015 DT

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
The Octave
Stated Age
06 years old
6 years in oak casks, 6 months in Octave
Number of bottles
54.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Added on
15 sep 2021 9:03 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 55.30

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Whisky reviews for Dalmunach 2015 DT

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.44 points.

  1. niggy1813 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Rich, fruity, spicy. Promises a lot, especially undiluted in the nose, but the loss after dilution and the bitter and short finish present its weaknesses. Despite the spicy and fruity notes, it's too one-dimensional and less complex.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Undiluted, many spicy notes are there with cardamom, cinnamon, peppercorns and chestnut, whereas the background shows overripe, almost withered fruit. A few drops of water are not so good. It loses some of its strength and the flavours hide more instead of opening up.
    • Taste
      84 84
      In the mouth it is back again and confirms the pure nose. Powerful kick-off, the fruits come into foreground with plums and raisins.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Spiciness turns into bitterness and the longer the bitter it becomes. But suddenly it is gone. Does not stay very long, pity.

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  3. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. rottendon scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    Very weird stuff, extremely difficult to rate too, how do you rate absence? I'm really looking forward to the resolution...

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Always fascinating what these octaves are capable of. A distillery with a lot of potential, but that's still nothing.
    • Nose
      62 62
      A very high density on the nose immediately after pouring. Smells fruity of sherry with a distinctly salty, spicy impact. After a few moments, this is gone and to be precise, the whole nose is gone. In the very depths of the glass there are traces of aromas, slight hints of whatever, too little for any definition. That's a thing that has to stand first. Even after an hour with the lid on the jar, there's not really much. Basically the same flavors as at the beginning, just very far away. I find an idea of Dubble Bubble chewing gum, this also constant. Even hand warmth is not able to elicit significant aromas from this whisky. The dubble bubble approaches remain and sporadically there is an indefinable approach, nothing tangible, everything strange. Very late and with a fairly high temperature, the sherry note from the beginning establishes itself together with rotten fruit and maybe there is even smoke, it feels a little like that when you breathe the room air again after intensive sniffing. This is definitely the most closed malt I've had in my glass so far (at least consciously). Once it has passed the mouth, this slightly rotten sherry fruit note together with probably a few ppm of smoke finally seems to be permanently tangible, but otherwise there is still nothing.
    • Taste
      78 78
      In the mouth, these anomalies come to an end. While there isn't a lot of flavors either, they are definitely there. Sweet, somehow undefined fruity, then comes the alcohol in the form of chili and menthol, a hint of bitterness and then it starts to fade. In the second sip, the slightly watery consistency becomes clear at first, then something sweet again, rather sugary, paired with the menthol and the bitterness, it doesn't even seem thin, the alcohol sets in much later and less lastingly, but a bit metallic.
    • Finish
      55 55
      The finish itself is characterized by bitterness, which is only very slightly present, but is still unpleasantly noticeable. Otherwise, only the gradual decay of the alcoholic effect on the mouth can be recorded. Some bready sweetness on the tongue very late, surprisingly long overall. Significant and lasting warming up in the chest area. A light puff of smoke seems to have passed during the distillation. The second sip sounds much less bitter. Nevertheless, after more than ten minutes the bitterness is still noticeable at the back of the mouth and the sweetness at the front of the mouth, liquorice or something, obtrusive, something that stays in for longer. So Balcones Brimstone moderately.


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