Dingle Single Malt

Overall rating
85.09/100
votes
58
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

€ 69.76

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177 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Dingle Single Malt

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.09 points.

  1. 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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  3. glenrob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. STL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose is hairy and spicy (cinnamon and nutmeg). Aging in port barrels (6 years all the same) brings this gourmet and almost disgusting sherry side (nut rancio)
    • Taste
      84 84
      The delicacy of port crushes the mouth (lack of freshness) but is compensated by a spicy complexity (four spices? Without the clove then!). It lacks the orange peel and cinnamon side announced on the nose.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is moderately long but balanced and without bitterness. It lacks a bit of complexity (no new input)

  5. Teomarg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. glen efze scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Dingle Irish Distillery has been producing triple distilled Irish whiskey since 2012. In contrast to other distilleries, Dingle actually fills its own spirit into the barrels and does not buy it from Great Northern. This is a small batch bottling that matured in Tawny Port casks. There is no information about the age.

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    • Nose
      On the nose comes a sweet smell of honey with notes of acacia. At first glance, it does not appear typically Irish, the floral aromas are more hidden behind the honey. It is very sweet on the nose, next to the honey there is malt sugar and elderberry syrup - but then also a young, yeasty note of fermentation, which makes the aroma unbalanced.
    • Taste
      The alcohol is not really well integrated and the taste of the whiskey is also very youthful. It is sweet and also has a honey taste, but there is also some wood. I think it's rather young and the flavors don't harmonize well with each other yet. The sweetness is too sugary, there is a sweet-floral impact that doesn't harmonize well with the sharp, metallic-young aromas.
    • Finish
      In the aftertaste, the wood becomes a little stronger, but there are also bitter aromas that do not come from the wood, but are more due to youth and the substactive ripening that is far from sufficient.

      The sweetness makes the whiskey tasty, but the aromas are inharmonious, the alcohol is a bit too strong, the finish is alcoholic and bitter - but with sugary notes. The whiskey is too young has metallic-bitter fermentation notes, some yeasty aromas and is therefore not really fun yet.

  7. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Sirralf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Christmas spices, fruity jam, caramel, maple syrup
    • Taste
      86 86
      Gingerbread, dark chocolate, soft, creamy and pleasantly mild
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-length finish with ginger spice, honey and dried fruit

  9. Daan2 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Weer een mooie Dingle. De port is goed te proeven. Kruidig als altijd en vol van smaak

  10. Drum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I could have blindly put my nose in a fruit jelly bag. Very nice, sweet, light and fruity with a gentle acidity. A nice summer whiskey.
    • Nose
      It is sweet, I find sweet wine and malty and floral-fruity notes. Large bouquets of flowers, sour aromas, wine gums and also oak.
    • Taste
      He very soft and velvety, with a sweetness like in the nose. In addition, fruity wine notes, wood, fruit marzipan, fruit spread with red wine, rosehip jam, tangerines and oranges.
    • Finish
      Warm and soft as before, it becomes oily in the mouth and throat. Marzipan and quince jelly with cloves and fruit jelly. At the end he says goodbye with orange lemonade.

  11. Retro scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet gummy, plum compote, cherries...lots of port influence. Really delicious...
    • Taste
      85 85
      Can't quite keep up with the nose, very soft and pleasing. The same fruit notes as Nosing.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Not necessarily long, breaks down quickly.
      Good malt, an absolute fruit bomb.

  12. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Expraesi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  14. 2ndSip scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Berry-dominated malt on the nose, then more spiciness and spices in the taste and overall very soft; long-lasting.
    60 euro? Phew, it's best to get a sample first... He does a lot of things right, but you have to like what he does. In any case, the Tawny Port was quite active.
    [86 - 82 = good whiskey -> get (second) bottle? Maybe...]
    • Nose
      85 85
      initially sweet, mushy plum, then it turns into a red-berry aroma, especially a strawberry aroma stands out for me, although red currants and raspberries can also be found there.
      Everything together results in a red jelly moment with vanilla ice cream and a custard on top.
      A wine and gummy bear aroma appears with a delay, but stays in the background.
      The Tawny Port clearly imprints its character on the malt; you have to look for other flavors. A flowery spice still resonates overall.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy soft, very soft! Berry aroma, more spice is now clearly noticeable. Immediately it becomes drier. There is a slight tart note, but does not turn bitter.
      Has something of oak spice and strawberry jam. He's getting even drier.
      Second sip: very soft, creamy-viscous mouthfeel; Spices of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg and everything that goes in the direction of Christmas spices appear. He's getting dry again.
      He develops a flowery character little by little... but seems kind of strange; you have to like.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Quite long-lasting, oak spice and tannins stick on the tongue and on the palate. Red fruits swing slowly.
      Dark chocolate/dark dry chocolate of the bone dry type. However, the fruit component is still noticeable.

  15. Foudos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

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