- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- American White Oak and Oloroso Sherry Wood
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Added on
- 22 Aug 2012 6:46 pm
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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
- 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.
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.
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.
Short to medium, very drying and with a bite of alcohol. Ending with bakery flavours, bitter espresso coffee (the thick and dirty kind).
get past the intense loaf bread in the nose and taste
loaf bread, butter, sherry
grass, loaf bread, butter,
grassy bitter, butter, tea, smoke
- one of the best 12year old whisky's ive tasted its so smouth and rich verry deep flavour well done dalmore well done
lots and lots of cherry , chocolade , orange , oak , and caramel after a while raisins appear
verry sweet whisky it sticks to the inside of your mouth oak and caramel , cherry ,zesty cacao and milk chocolate
medium to long finish orange , vanilla
- You can sense this whisky has a lot more potential, but you just can't get to it....
Frustrating dram, this is....
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