Dalmore 1995 - Castle Leod

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Home of Clan MacKenzie
Stated Age
16 years old
American White Oak / Spanish Sherry Wood & Bordeaux Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
MO344 G7 00:44 10/03570
Added on
23 mar 2011 10:47 pm

Average value

€ 403.60

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42 × member ratings

161 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 1995 - Castle Leod

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.63 points

  1. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      big wine notes from the nose. After penetrating the wine layer, get some leather.
    • Taste
      Wine, then on to sweet fruit, sweet cocoa, a few notes of egg yolk , a few spices and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      a bit of metal, lots of raisins .

  2. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This limited edition bottling celebrates the ancient and historic seat of Clan MacKenzie and is the second in a series crafted by Master Distiller Richard Paterson in homage to Clan MacKenzie. This classic Vintage 1995 expression was matured initially in American white oak and Spanish sherry wood, before being transferred for a final 18 months to barriques from a legendary 1st cru classe Bordeaux chateau. 

  3. Kaysersdråber scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious Dalmore, white oak, sherry and bordeaux are well prevail, just the price ...
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry and malt. Vanilla, raisin and milk caramel. Acidic wines and salted minerals.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dry. Big oak and spices. Salty buttery popcorn and cocoa. Port wine.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.

  5. Drochaid scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Strong flavors of fleshy plums, raisins and citrus fruits are replaced by the silky soft notes of kiwi, honey, candied pear and sweet mango. Ground almonds, spicy ginger, caramel and fine liquorice flavors form a perfect finish.

  6. Jonkers scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Again a good Dalmore whisky.
    • Nose
      Malty. Butterscotch and a little salty (seaweed). Red wine. Some oak, vanilla and hints of chocolate and raisins. Tingling.
    • Taste
      Very dry. Red wine, malt and vanilla. A little salty. Also wood (oak) and a hint of butterscotch.
    • Finish
      After a pleasant little pepper the freshness from pineapple. Also raisins, chocolate and malt. At the end a little bitterness from orange peel.

  7. D3US scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nice Dalmore expression and a good score from me, but admittedly I think that the price-quality is slightly off (100 pounds at the distillery shop). 
    • Nose
      Salty and buttery. Malty as well, and a big red wine note. Chocolate sweetness, oak, raisins and vanilla/fudge.
    • Taste
      Very drying. Red wine again, almost like Port wine. Malt, chocolate, an oily layer on the tongue. Vanilla sweetness, fruity freshness and a very full body to this. Oak notes and a bit of grass/hay at the back.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Chocolate notes as well as malt, butter, dark fruits (raisins, grapes, plums). 

  8. johnfool did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Celebrating the historic headquarters of the Mackenzie Clan, Leod Castle, Dalmore Distillery offers us a 1995 vintage version of its single malt.

    Located north of Inverness in
    near Cromarty Firth, this castle was renovated around 1606 by Sir Roderick Mackenzie,
    Earl of Cromartie, whose family and descendants played a prominent role in history
    from Scotland. A limited series of 5000 bottles for the world.


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