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Dingle Single Malt

Overall rating
86.13/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB192384
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
6th Small Batch Release
Bottled
2021
Casktype
Tawny Port Cask
Casknumber
Batch 6
Number of bottles
14500
Strength
46.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5391518566429
Added on
24 Sep 2021 3:40 pm by Coldorak
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.87

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18 × member ratings

82 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dingle Single Malt

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.13 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An increase in quality from batch to batch, that's the way it should be. Unusual for the Dingle Single Malt (if you look at Batch No. 1, which has only seen Bourbon Casks from the inside): a maturation exclusively in one type of barrel - and then in Port Casks of all things. That could have gone wrong or turned out too sweet. But it is whole and not. This whiskey, called the last batch bottling by the distillery, is exceptionally good and tasty at the same time. I'm afraid this is one of those bottlings that will empty in no time.
    • Nose
      The intense aroma of a red berry mix: red currants, raspberries, strawberries, cherries. Everything mashed and warmed together, with vanilla ice cream and caramelized sugar. Wine gums, some raspberry-flavored chewing gum. Here one could actually have guessed that the chewing gum aroma is stronger due to the maturation in port casks alone, but it is even less intense than with Batch No. 4, where port was only one of three barrel types. Over time, leather aromas and dry wood, plus nutmeg and freshly grated ginger.
    • Taste
      Creamy and soft on the tongue, quite dry right at the beginning. The red berries are just as pleasant on the tongue as they are on the nose: not a trace too sweet. Juicy wine gum, well cushioned by thyme, paprika and pepper. After a while, the red berries are joined by fresh rhubarb, arranged in pieces on melted dark chocolate. A little toffee and tart caramel add depth.
    • Finish
      Medium-long and dry finish. The fruit and berry sweetness decreases significantly over time, so that in addition to dark chocolate, toffee, fudge and ginger, only a hint of the nose remains.

  2. praisethepasta did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A rich and sweet whiskey bringing plenty to the table. At first glance you might expect this to be a fairly straightforward sweet driven whiskey, as is often the case with port cask matured/finished whiskies, but this has plenty of cards hidden up its sleeve to take you by surprise.
    • Nose
      there’s sweetness, but this is far from sugary or dessert wine, or whatever you’d expect form a Port cask matured whiskey. Instead, this reminds me of rhubarb, as there’s this vegetal element to it. It develops further with more familiar notes of apricot jam and sweet berries (strawberry, blackcurrant and blueberry). Nosing this is like going on a lovely Indian summer forest picknick, as the next thing I pick up is a thyme/heathery honey note. Underneath there’s a herbal/greenhouse note hiding making this even more interesting. Very nice indeed. Adding a drop of water isn’t necessary per se as this is quite lush as it is, but it brings out a feast of berries.
    • Taste
      malty/grainy and driven by sweetness. Only this time the fruit and the herbaceous and rhubarb notes are even more integrated. It has a lovely, medium full, oily - viscous mouthfeel to it. It’s not per se complex (as in difficult to break down or dissect), but it is layered and has depth to it. A drop of water and the herbal notes open up, along with a lovely salty element adding even more to the party.
    • Finish
      medium, herbal/spicy and drying. The sweetness echoes out rather quickly, but the drying, salty echo lingers on for quite a bit

  3. RJKrueger scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I was interested because of the port cask used, but it didn't convince me. I cannot understand the positive reviews for myself. Too young, too inharmonious. There is still a lot of work to be done for Dingle.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Yes, red fruits with raspberries and cherries, but in the form of clearly artificial candy notes. In addition, there is an unpleasant acidity and some strange and unpleasant sulfur notes. In addition there was clearly alcohol in the nose. This adds up to an inharmonious nose that is uncomfortable for me.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Clearly sweet and fruity at the start, then sharpness and spice. However, the taste is also much better than the nose.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The sharpness remains in the medium-long finish, accompanied by a little sweetness, flat and not very complex.

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