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Dalmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.58/100
votes
524
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
American White Oak and Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 1000 ml 1000 ml
Barcode
5010196111010
Added on
22 Oct 2012 7:35 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 45.91

27 × in wishlist

524 × member ratings

1494 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 12-year-old

62 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.58 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 79 points Administrator

    Oh well. With only 40% ABV, heavy chill-filtration and added colorant, the presentation of Dalmore 12 could hardly be any worse. A shiny plastic stag alone does not make a good Single Malt! The nose, which is still the best part of the experience, features marzipan, raisins and Christmas spices with hints of fudge and citrus. Dark fruits, baked apple and zesty oranges dominate the palate, interrupted by tingly spiritiness. Notes of bitter tea, nutty dryness and eucalyptus remain of the short to medium finish. This Highlander could be so much better, if only...

    RATING: 3.0/5.0 stars ≙ 79 pts → AVERAGE
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. AquaVitae scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Very easy going. Plenty of oranges on the nose but not very expressive otherwise.
    Nice malt for a first-timer.

  4. Martin1965 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Citrus, sherry, spices, vanilla in the background, rum raisins
    • Taste
      Spices, oak, beautifully wrapped sherry, sweet to jam
    • Finish
      Toasted aromas and cocoa notes

      Beautifully complex for 12 years, excellent aroma, could have more steam.

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Dalmore's bestseller - a very neat malt - a good beginner, perfect for beginners!
    • Nose
      sweet sherry, oranges, some spiciness / oak, vanilla;
    • Taste
      pleasant fruity start (oranges, jam), sherry, dark chocolate, spicy oak on the palate; Toasted flavors (coffee);
    • Finish
      medium length, fruity finish; Sherry and spice ring out;

  6. Kaleva did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice all-rounder. Not very complex but balanced and easy-drinking. Good for every occasion.
    • Nose
      Floral, sherry, red apple, dried fruits, vanilla, light background smoke
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy, caramel, sherry, orange zest
    • Finish
      Medium-long, spicy, sweet

  7. peatbogger scored this whisky 75 points Specialist

    There's nothing wrong with it, it'sjust oh so boring.
    What can you expect from a €40 bottle? Definitely more than this.
    I've not bought a Dalmore for ages, but been tempted. Thanks to Slàinte Mhath for this sample, it will keep me at bay for some time.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Not much going on.
      A slice of cinnamon cake and a couple of chocolate covered raisins.
      Faint wood.
      Smell like an over engineered blend, faint and distant.
    • Taste
      76 76
      It's 40%, it's "kill" filtered and colored.
      What remains?
      I find the light nuttyness to be most appealing.
      Some fruit, but it's dry and bitter.
      One dimentional or what can be called flat.
    • Finish
      72 72
      Short, and again dry and bitter.

  8. Bullionstattsuppe scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Good beginner's hand, for experienced Malt drinkers vlt to lusch
    https://www.malthead.org/malthead/besuch-der-fine-im-kurort-baden-baden

  9. mosesumike scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Special case. I had finished writing that note and then deleted it. The rating was then consistently too bad for me. Why? Since this whisky was my first time. I liked the design of the bottle so much that I bought it as the first Whisky. I'm not sure how good or bad he was for me back then, but I do not want to spoil this great experience on "THE FIRST BOTTLE" with a bad tasting at the present time.
    That's why I've given in the average of 80 points.
    Now be honest: I would not buy this whisky anymore.
    But I want to stay in good memory.

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