Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
40 years old
American white oak / Gonzales Byass Sherry Finish
Number of bottles
42.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2011 10:32 pm

Average value

€ 10324,41

7 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore Astrum

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.31 points

  1. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Dalmore 40 yo 1966 'Astrum' (42%, OB, 2011)
    Sold for around £1,200.00. It’s a 1966 and it was bottled around 2011,
    which means that it should rather be a 45yo. That’s a little strange…
    Anyway, it was ex-bourbon, finished for 18 months in Gonzales Byass
    sherry oak. Why finish a 45yo whisky? Colour: amber. Nose: a very nice
    combination of old polished wood (cedar and thuja, quite resinous) and
    many dried fruits, both tropical and from our own garden. Guavas,
    raisins and figs first, then honey cake and mead. Rosewood, leather, a
    little Spanish ham and quite some parsley and sage as well. It reminds
    me of the rather superb 40yo from a few years ago. It’s probably not a
    £1,200.00-nose but quality’s high, no doubt. Mouth: leathery, in a nice
    way. A lot of tobacco too, various herbs, the trademark chocolaty tones,
    touches of honey, marmalade, faint hints of Marmite, coffee and just a
    little mint. Nice complexity. Also bananas flambéed. Finish: medium, a
    little drying (tea) but relatively fresh. Earl grey tea, caraway, bitter
    oranges in the aftertaste. Comments: a very good one to sip in your
    club with your business friends and maybe a few Euro MPs. How silly was
    that? SGP:551 – 90 points.


  2. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 99 points Moderator

  3. LordBellamy scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sherry, quite clear, but well integrated (of course), with roast aromas, toffee, raisins, then orange, hazelnuts, then comes later a lot of cherry and some marzipan, spicy oak
    Taste: round, full, sherry with lots of sweetness, cherry dominates
    Finish: long, sweet, round sherry, chocolate, raisins, oranges, wood, soft reverberation

    great malt, complex and complex, unfortunately too expensive
    92 points (including PLV 85)

  4. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Set to cask in 1966, The Dalmore Astrum, spent most of the ensuing four decades in American white oak casks before being transferred for a final 18 month flourish to 30 year old Matusalem casks from Gonzalez Byass.

    Just 500 bottles are available worldwide. Each bottle and its priceless contents are proudly protected in a bespoke, high gloss black lacquer box, making The Dalmore Astrum a true star among malts.



  5. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Another impressive bottling from the folks at Dalmore, matured for
    almost four decades in bourbon casks before a final 18 month stint in 30-year-old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem sherry casks. It`s named for the
    latin word for `Constellation` and is certainly rather shiny.

  6. corbuso scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A rather good Dalmore, with a nice texture and rather on resinous notes.


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