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Dalmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.29/100
votes
131
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
American White Oak and Oloroso Sherry Wood
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5013967004924
Added on
22 Aug 2012 6:46 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 46,06

8 × in wishlist

131 × member ratings

317 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 12-year-old

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.29 points

  1. whiskyd scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      55 55

  2. Macheye scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Dalmore 12 year old is one of those whiskies which I would describe as ‘fine’. There are not faults to speak of here, and yet the entire experience is fairly mundane with no real depth and little of the character that you can find in older Dalmore bottlings (assuming you have the size of wallet needed for older Dalmore bottlings). The nose, whilst initially shy did offer up some enticing sherry-driven flavours – however, the palate doesn’t completely follow through with these, going down a road of dry bitterness rather than the opulent sweetness that the nose suggests. Many would argue that the ABV of this one is too low – I’d not disagree, but, fundamentally, I don’t think that a 3% or even 6% addition would reshape this whisky in to anything more than it already is.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/dalmore/dalmore-12-year-old/
    • Nose
      Initially a touch shy out of the bottle, but opening with a bit a patience. Red berries – fresh and dried (particularly strawberry) are joined by some walnut nuttiness, white chocolate, honey and vanilla. There are some rich cakey (fruitcake) aromas here, and some very pleasant brown sugars, which are heightened by some fresh oaky spices – ginger in particular.
    • Taste
      Sadly thin and underpowered from the get-go (though again, and somewhat strangely, I found that resting improved things). An initial wave of reduced fruits – marmalades and preserves, favouring berries, but with some orange in the mix also. Initially quite sweet and creamy, this aspect subsides quickly, with the whisky becoming increasingly dry and emphasising bitter spicing (vanilla and slightly earthy cinnamon ). Walnuts again, with raisins and some bready and biscuity flavours.
    • Finish
      Short to medium, very drying and with a bite of alcohol. Ending with bakery flavours, bitter espresso coffee (the thick and dirty kind).

  3. tymiek scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    can’t
    get past the intense loaf bread in the nose and taste
    • Nose
      grass,
      loaf bread, butter, sherry
    • Taste
      grass, loaf bread, butter,
      raisins
    • Finish
      grassy bitter, butter, tea, smoke

  6. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. ML89 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. brechtvds scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    one of the best 12year old whisky's ive tasted its so smouth and rich verry deep flavour well done dalmore well done 
    • Nose
      lots and lots of cherry , chocolade , orange , oak , and caramel after a while raisins appear
    • Taste
      verry sweet whisky it sticks to the inside of your mouth oak and caramel , cherry  ,zesty cacao and milk chocolate 
    • Finish
      medium to long finish orange , vanilla 

  10. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    You can sense this whisky has a lot more potential, but you just can't get to it....

    Frustrating dram, this is....

    See the full review at:

    http://maltandoak.com/dalmore-12-you-can-sense-the-potential-greatness-but-not-unlock-it/

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