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Dalmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.67/100
votes
935
Whiskybase ID
WB36685
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 7:04 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 58.19

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Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 12-year-old

96 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.67 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 79 points Super 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, Christmas spices and raisins 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. theo22 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Yes, that makes (almost) everything wrong blabla, but now seriously, there is already salty sherry steam.
    Compared to a Macallan 12 Sherry Oak, for example, it's an absolute bargain.
    Goes well with Christmas.
    I'll buy another bottle for the price.

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Was not a big fan of Dalmore so far.
    But I like them better from time to time.

    Sweet Sherry, noble, ripe.
    Balanced, round.
    Very well.

  4. NTC scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nose: definitly the best part of the whisky and still one of the better smells of whiskys ive had so far, fresh red fruits, choclate, marzipan, dried fruits and lovely wood notes along with some sweetness.

    Taste: combination of choclate and red fruits are lovely combination

    Finish: the finish can last pretty long with some nice sweet red fruits.

    Conclussion: i understand the chill filtration and 40% abv can be a downside to this whisky along with the caramel coloring. HOWEVER for me personally still a very nice well balanced taste and smell, wich is ultimatly the most important in a whisky for me, id choose this whisky over a Springbank 25 annytime.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Moses scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Special case. I had already finished writing this note and then deleted it again. The rating was consistently too bad for me. Why? Since this whisky was my first at the time. I liked the design of the bottle so much that I bought it as the very first whisky. I'm not so sure anymore how good or bad it was for me back then, but I don't want to tarnish this great experience on "DIE ERSTE BOTTLE" with a bad tasting now.
    That's why I gave an average of 80 points.
    Now I'm being completely honest: I wouldn't buy this whisky anymore.
    But I should keep it in good memory. A matter of honor!

  6. erwinnlim scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Overall a very decent whisky. However, nowhere near as sherried as the colour (thanks to E150) may suggest. Personally, I find it overpriced for the quality. Value (£40) : 5/10
    • Nose
      Vanilla and caramels with the dark raisin and plum notes. There is also a slight musty note. Classic Dalmore chocolate oranges as well.
    • Taste
      Honeyed sweetness and dark raisin notes. Balanced off by some bitter tannins and oak spice. More of that chocolate orange note.
    • Finish
      Short finish, like the palate but less sweet and more spicy.

  7. theo22 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Serge Valentin / Whiskyfun

    "Dalmore 12 yo (40%, OB, +/-2018)
    I liked the 12 last year (WF 81). I usually find Dalmore’s distillate sumptuous, it’s just that it’s sometimes buried under tons of… ach, how shall we put this… under some thick stuff, shall we say. Colour: gold. Nose: caramel, chestnut purée, fudge, raisins, a wee touch of eucalyptus, roasted peanuts, gingerbread, nonnettes (that’s a wonderful specialty, it’s some kind of glazed gingerbread filled with honeyed marmalade). Mouth: I’ll tell you what, I really enjoy this, and they may well have further improved the recipe. Honey cake, chocolate, Cointreau, orange jam (not quite marmalade), Ovaltine, cinnamon rolls, brownies… What’s really striking is that it never feels weak or even lightish, despite the low strength. Finish: medium, very chocolaty. Wonderful nutty dryness that, indeed, hints at proper oloroso. Comments: up three points within one year, there! Never underestimate Dalmore, just avoid about their hyper-hyperbolic marketing flannel. It is a great whisky.
    SGP:551 - 84 points."

  8. HammerHead scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  9. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. springtank scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  11. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    More spicy than sweet. White oak influences are heavier than sherry. At 40%, it's too thin to drive out any other impressions.

    In my pre-historical scoring method, it's an 8.8/10.
    • Nose
      Honey. Vanilla ice-cream. Sherry upfront that's a touch oily.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fudgy. Spices uprising here and also a bit herbaceous.
    • Finish
      Short, dry finish. Oaky. Rich & mouthwatering.

  12. littlebuzzed scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Honestly, I don’t understand why people have the hate for Dalmore.

    The nose is gorgeous, orange, honeysuckle, espresso, slight smoke. On the palate it has a viscous ice cream texture and the finish sticks around for a while with wood spice leading to way.

    Yes, it’s chill filtered, yes they add color, yes, they bottle at 40%vol….and for all these reasons I don’t think I would have ever bought a bottle. However, this one was gifted to me at a Christmas Party we had at our house in early December.

    We almost finished the bottle that night, but luckily there was 3 or 4 drams left to sample afterwards.

    For me it was just a reminder that we should not just take some influencers opinion and make it our own.

    This was a great bottle and I will definitely buy another one.

  13. kramimatsimoto scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Pretty sobering to be honest.

    N - initial woody aromas with orange and a hint of lemon. Subtle sherry aromas. Flies through the nose. Slightly musty!

    M - Fun start that becomes stronger and is accompanied by spicy wood aromas. This represents the strength of the whisky in a decent finish.

    Renowned distillery, you can expect more from a 12er.

  14. WhiskeyfanRoy scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    It's a very ordinary taste.
    Only 40% alcohol, coloured with caramel, chill filtered,
    The end result is a bland whisky with nothing to mention.
    The only plus is probably that the bottle is pretty.
    But looking at that price point, it's just too expensive to be worth it at all.
    The taste score is 80 points, and the price is reduced by 1 point, for a total of 79 points.

  15. Mr. D. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant single malt with a pronounced sherry flavor, but sorely lacking in strength; all the delights of Dalmore washed away with water, I would hardly recognize the distillery in a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Calm, warm; citrus and honey tones first; opens with raisins, red sweet apple, chocolate chips; in the background oak, coffee, spices.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Pronounced sherry; dark fruits (cherries, peaches, plums); notes of roasted hazelnuts and coffee with chocolate are clearly perceptible; some oak, old leather and spices.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Fairly short, slightly dry, slightly spicy; a little raisins, a little chocolate; at the end, oak bitterness remains.

  16. glenrob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. Rudy40 scored this whisky 48 points Newbie

    No raspy astringent balance

  18. tribe scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Was woody and like cherries, a little bit tart
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      77 77

  19. dimitrios scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

  20. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Another one of those streamlined 12 yo, colored, chillfitlered @40% abv. the dinstinguished maltster does not need. There are cheaper, less pretentious entry malts out there.

  21. Foudos scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Isaiah11 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Good standard whisky with the typical Dalmore sherry notes. Not intrusive, but multifaceted, also in combination with different dishes.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Rather reserved and light
    • Taste
      83 83
      Fruity, berries, sherry
    • Finish
      83 83
      Light and mild finish

  23. Malthead19 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    - a good highland single malt
    - could be a lot better if he had more percentages and power
    - at around 40 € for a standard 12 with 40%, cool-filtered and colored not cheap but definitely recommended
    - but compared to the 15 year old, the surcharge for the 15 year old is worth it => significantly better whisky!
    • Nose
      dry sherry, oak both nicely balanced, clear citrus fruits
    • Taste
      classic mild and soft, oak u. dry sherry flavor,
    • Finish
      Medium-long, soft finish, nice aromatic fruity finish, grape finish

  24. Foudos scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  25. alkisd8 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Some orange and sherry notes
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dark chocolate,mint, coffee hints with old oak,some fruit ,as the times go the chocolate overwhelm.The mint and sherry note is there.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium with the dark chocolate and mint lasts.. Pleasant and delicious

  26. Teomarg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  27. DrunkDude scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Apple, hints of grassy malty, strawberry, fruity candle aroma, refreshing vanilla. 87
    • Taste
      83 83
      Malty liquorice with spices. Fresh lemon sour, citrus peel, more like lime peel, woody texture, cinnamon
    • Finish
      83 83
      Chocolate, burnt wood, grassy, tannin texture, citrus bitterness.

  28. Emperor69 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Category: Single Malt
    Manufacturer and bottler: The Dalmore Distillery
    Region: Highlands
    Fortress: 40%
    Volume: 700 ml
    Bottling date: 03/07/2019
    Barrel type: American White Oak and Oloroso Sherry Casks
    Age: 12 years old
    Filtration: present
    Dye: yes

    Color: dark brown
    Body: slightly below average density
    Nose: One of the strengths of this whisky is its aromatic profile. It is rich and has an interesting development over time. When you open a bottle of whisky, it gives out only the aromas of vanilla, coconut, citrus zest typical of bourbon aging, and especially a lot of varnish. Then, after standing a little in the glass, the features of such a spicy tannin wood, which is more typical for cognac, appear. Finally, having calmed down and "breathed" to a sufficient degree, the drink gives us all the richness of the aromas of aging in Oloroso barrels: plum jam, dried cherries, red apples, milk chocolate, raisins, dried apples, burnt sugar, baked chestnuts, shortbread , potato cake, fudge, nut cocktail with roasted salted peanuts, almonds and pistachios, as well as cinnamon and ginger.
    Taste: It is not liquid and superficial, despite 40% and cold filtration, but it is kind of unidirectional, acts in one dimension, concentrating on dark fruits and spices. Here, first of all, sweet citrus fruits (tangerines, oranges), plum jam and red apples with bitterness of their stones are opened, then raisins, apricots, marzipan, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and something in between dark chocolate and medium coffee roasting.
    Finish: medium, dryish. Roasted chestnuts, apple pits, dark chocolate and coffee.
    Summary: a very good example of junior double-aged regulars, where you can feel that very good, high-quality barrels are used (sherry aging still "pulls the coat on itself"). The aromatics are rich, but the flavor profile is not as wide, more like fortified dessert wines and cognac. Whisky, in my opinion, is more suitable for the cold season, sweet tangerines and oranges evoke memories of the New Year. The only thing that is frustrating is the commercial strength and cold filtration (without them, I think, it would have been a bomb in general and could have killed many colleagues in the shop), as well as the regular price (well, this is a question for the Simple importer, they are still greedy) . For 5-6 thousand rubles, it’s not worth your attention, for 3 thousand or less, I recommend it for purchase.

  29. Willum scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  30. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      79 79

  31. mountriv99 scored this whisky 70 points Newbie

    very one-dimensional, short finish, not a lot of taste

  32. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/outside-the-box-from-armagnac-to-ardbeg/

    N,T,F: Apparently, this had arrived in the post a few hours earlier but it smells and tastes not like a neck-pour, but as if it’s been nicely opened up for a month. It also appears far older than a 12. I guessed 15-18. Is this the effect of being outside? There are some bits that don’t quite work perfectly. For example, there’s form throughout even if it’s somewhat short and stilted. If however, you’re after a sherry fix that isn’t a hit, with dusty citrus into chalkiness underlying, then this may be for you.

    C: The last time I tried contemporary Dalmore 12 was in 2013! We were surprised at how good this was.

    Provisionally scores 83 points – which means that both [W&M’s] Dalmore and Jura 12s currently beat Balblair’s 12yo [WLP] hands down. What a change.

  33. Marceldrinktwhisky scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    Tasty, easy, little cognac, volatile taste

  34. InbhirNis scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    [from a bottle drunk in 2014] Weak, thin and rather one-dimensional on oranges - really not my bag.

  35. 2ndSip scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I am pleasantly surprised at how varied the malt is. If you prefer a sweet whisky that should not be as strong, this is the place for you.
    • Nose
      89 89
      light sweetness of brown sugar, caramel & nougat, milk chocolate. Behind it some vanilla, honey and a sherry aroma (red dried fruit) and seasoning. The fruit note clearly goes in the direction of (sweet) orange. A strong nut aroma (hazelnut and almonds) is added later.
      --- with 'The Nose' glass: violent alcohol bite and significantly more sweetness and spices from the Christmas market. Behind it comes a certain herbal note that I didn't have in a Glencairn glass.
    • Taste
      86 86
      soft to start with, quite sweet. A light (oak) spice leads to a creamy, oily mouthfeel. A slight tart note towards dark chocolate, but still very harmonious. On the second sip, the sherry aromas and the nuttiness come through again. Overall, very soft and pleasing.
    • Finish
      81 81
      relatively short to medium-long finish. Light oak note with a bit of spice as well as the very slight (coffee-bitter) bitterness (which should not deter anyone who does not like bitterness because it is very weak); the nut aroma persists a little longer.

  36. ezioaudit scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

  37. IIIZIII scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Burnt tires with soft smoke. Mainly goes on those nutty, roasted nut flavours
    • Taste
      Bitter oak, nuttiness, rum

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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;

  41. 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

  42. 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.

  43. wbarchive_336582 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

  44. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  45. Rien scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  46. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    After 6 years in the glass again, and I find him surprisingly good, tasty, easy drinking, not a jack of all trades, but despite 40% pretty substantial, no thin porridge, has gotten good barrel. Solid ~ 40 € he earned, I would advise against any beginners.
    • Nose
      In principle, I could parrot the official notes: "Citrus fruits, chocolate and aromatic spices" is just fine.
      Ok, at first cocoa powder, goes from drinking (sweet) direction baking cocoa (bitter), then spicy-woody, where I do not come to the spice, carnation is close, but does not quite fit ... bissl pipe tobacco, which is lemon rather a homoeopathic association - there you could imagine a splash here and there. Later I have a sweaty note, but not disgusting, rather sweetish, freshly air-dried summer-work-sweat.
    • Taste
      first drops: rosinig-vinous-woody Yep, a lot of chocolate, a drop of sweet red wine, quite dry in the mouth, the longer, the bitter (cocoa), woody, slightly peppery, despite only 40% surprisingly full-bodied
    • Finish
      medium long, cocoa, gently peppery-warm

  47. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  48. mema82 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  49. Danny1968 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    A delicious malt and the American oak bourbon barrels give the whisky its vanilla flavor.

  50. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    It was okay, but not something I'd seek out again. Adding water is not necessary or advised. 
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry and stale-tea, hot cocoa powder, baked apples and fruit compote, soft sugared baking spices, and a touch of honeyed citrus.
    • Taste
      Pepper and pancake syrup, dried fruits, and cinnamon sugar.
    • Finish
      Citrus fruit and rind and a bit of dark chocolate.

  51. BehindSpace scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  52. holborndrinker scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant session whisky - smooth with a gentle heat afterwards.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  53. Tim-R scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  54. LordIslay scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  55. rb854 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It starts musty, but it becomes fresher in time. A lot of citric/oranges in nose and taste. I was positively surprised.

    83/84pt.
    • Nose
      Sweet honey with a musty note, wood, leather, spices, nutmeg, but also some fruits, peach, oranges, grapefruit. The musty note disappears after a while and the peach becomes somewhat more present. There is a lot of oranges present, some tobacco, chocolate and pepper.
    • Taste
      Smooth and mild, a little pepper, vanilla, again the oranges, chocolate and some gin-like notes, juniper and coriander.
    • Finish
      Citric fruits, oranges, lemons. There is some nutmeg, tobacco and chocolate. It has a reasonable length, especially the bitterness of a cup of strong coffe keeps lingering.

  56. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Do not find the smell of this Dalmore 12 yo. I smell some sherry and some caster sugar / dark chocolate (?). Is also a bit of a bitter leather smell, probably I think `m not so great.

    Pleasant coffee / mocha flavor, little sweet with some sherrytones, actually miss a little more depth. First aftertaste I find some punishment but he remains medium long with the aforementioned taste profile.

    Fine whisky but finds the price of € 40.00 a bit on the high side.
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      77 77

  57. Islaywolf scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  58. Wiz scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  59. peej84 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

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

  60. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  61. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    For 12 years really not bad, but I hate these side notes.
    • Nose
      Cocoa, lemon in between and a few spices, chocolate and pepper
    • Taste
      First citrusy, which came as a surprise, with a nice mixture of orange and lemon, then more sherry, a bit spicy and then this lax dusty note that I often have with young OAs, cinnamon
    • Finish
      In short, Oloroso stays with wood, some coffee bean and orange

  62. JHS scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  63. JHS scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Good nose, medium taste and medioca finish but still a good single malt, although it could have used a slightly more %vol
    • Nose
      sweetness; citrus notes; orange, tangerine; sherry; oak; hints of chocolate; spices; slight bitterness; nutty notes; slightly oily; only hints of barley(-shugar); distant floral notes; overall a mellow and mature nose(after some time in the glass)
    • Taste
      sherry; oak; spices; citrus notes: orange, tangerine; hints of chocolate; hints of coffee; slight malt notes; becoming drier; floral notes; spices; overall mellow and mature character but still rather two-dimensional
    • Finish
      rather dry; oak; spices; hints of chocolate; rosted coffee; sweetness in the backround; malted barley; hints of citrus fruit; more floral in the end; overall rather dull but relatively strong finish

  64. Andytka3 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Whiff of leather with enticing sweetness of cooked fruits and
    maraschino cherry. Splash of water bring out the caramel and coffee
    bean fragrance.

    Palate:- Poached pear, very stable on the palate. Well balance and structure.

    Finish:- Relatively short, but very balance and delicious, sweet maraschino cherry aftertaste. Hints of ash linger.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  65. dRambo scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  66. jankes scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  67. Opeth83 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  68. Goethe scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Dalmore used to be sweeter. This is some kind of dry and bitter expression of older 12 year old versions.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10 (2016)
    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, rasins, some sherry.
    • Taste
      Oloroso sherry, dried fruits, oak, dry, bitter.
    • Finish
      Medium. Some hints of fruit, dry oloroso sherry and some bitter notes.

  69. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  70. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nice as a daily dram, fair priced in general. 

    Presentation of the bottle/giftbox is quite nice. 
    • Nose
      A delicate combination of honey, coffee and fresh fruit. 
    • Taste
      A handful of spices, not too much. Some chocolate, cacao, maybe even cinnamon and some more fruit. 
    • Finish
      fruity, not too long. 

  71. kot1803 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  72. ApricotOne scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  73. brechtvds scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    thick lovely body cacao, dark chocolate ,white pepper 

    a bitter after taste also a little spiccy 

    85/100 

    you can watch my video review on youtube 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_AbaniVsuM
    • Nose
      orange , dark chocolate ,cinnamon spice , white grapes (like white wine) vanille , caramel ,oily, red fruity , sherry, apple ,plums 
    • Taste
      oily mouth coating verry warm an sweet 

      sherry , dark chocolate , but also cacao , cinnamon 
    • Finish
      dry finish ,cacao,dark chocolate 

  74. Nvbuuren scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    Dalmore 12 is quite an entertaining whisky. The citrus notes are very present on the nose. The body makes it clear that it is not a topper, but is nice and fresh. The finish is pleasant and not particularly long. A few drops of water will take the sharp edges off and make it just a little more pleasant.
    The beautiful bottle may be more suspected but price quality given a good whisky!
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      74 74

  75. Dre73 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Very friendly, soft and sweet whisky. Missing a little character, but is enough tasteful to entertain you.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  76. Dre73 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A very soft whisky, fruity and sweet, no sharp edges. Content is not as nice as the bottle suggests / hopes, but you can have fun with it.
    • Nose
      fruity, raisins, orange peels, nuts, coffee
    • Taste
      Raisins, (milk) chocolate, soft and sweet, slightly flat. Red fruit, (oak) wood
    • Finish
      Reasonably short, slightly dry, somewhat bitter. But also raisins, and little milk chocolate

  77. Ostfriese scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A complex malt in which oak notes and spices stand in the foreground. The proportion of Oloroso Sherry Casks should be slightly larger in my opinion, but the roasted aromas of American White Oak barrels are very present.
    • Nose
      Oak, plums, tobacco, notes of chocolate and cinnamon
    • Taste
      In the foreground, oak and spices, light sweetness, coffee notes and roasted aromas
    • Finish
      Oak notes again, slightly malty, cocoa notes

  78. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: Citrus, milk chocolate, spices and cinnamon
    Taste: sweet malt, sherry, orange, vanilla
    Finish: medium, coffee, chocolate, spicy

  79. supastan scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  80. jhut scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Whisky Tasting Notes Café de Toeter, Groningen 31-10-2015
    • Nose
      complex: sherry. But also different.
    • Taste
      very soft
    • Finish
      very complex, red fruit. Make a real difference.

  81. Blo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Quite good, but not my favourite entry-level Sherry.
    • Nose
      Malt and oranges. The whole is dry, a bit winey. The sherry dominates the whole and the bourbon cask hasn't really something to say here.
    • Taste
      Malty, on fruits, more oranges. Dry and a bit salty too, which is surprising. Usually I find 40% too low but I admit that it is not disturbing in this case.
    • Finish
      Medium and fruity, and again a bit salty (Or maybe it's me?)

  82. Segens scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The dram is OK and for its money its good. But that is also all :-)
    • Nose
      fresh fruity but also a bit metallic
    • Taste
      fruity (peaches) but also a bit of oak now. 
    • Finish
      nothing special. A bit of oak a bit of fruits. Not very long

  83. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A decent aperitif or dessert whisky. Overall, but unfortunately a little paler and arbitrary, as the older representatives of the range and similar ripened competing products. Not a must-have.
    • Nose
      Beautiful color - I would say, if Dalmore did not impress so excessively strong. Too bad.

      To the nose: Dark fruit and Sherrytoene paired with an alcoholic fruit character as Grappa or Obstler - somewhat weaker in the Ausmung. Pear, apple, grapes in custard with milk chocolate chips. Some malt and oak, into the caramel.

      Overall not intrusive, everything rather subtle.
    • Taste
      Again, grapes, fresh pear, apple, orange peel and dark fruit in the interplay with vanilla, caramel, nuts and this time also (blossom) honey.
      Behind it a gentle caramel-espresso note, which over time becomes spicy oak authenticity.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Grapes, orange peel, caramel and some espresso.

  84. Bottlin Bond scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      77 77

  85. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sherry, Warm Fruit, Raisins. Warming nose feel. Vanilla. A cheesy note

    Taste: Light and sweet

    Finish: Raisins. Light spices.
    Tasted during Dramming.com NAS vs AS blind tasting experiment, next to Dalmore Valour

  86. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  87. Numwierum scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  88. Guntis scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      78 78

  89. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Beautiful balance of tempting aromas. Gently fragrant peat-smoke. Orange marmalade, malt and sherry.
    • Taste
      Orange. Cream. Distinct aniseed. Honey. A very complex malt, with wonderfully combined flavours.
    • Finish
      Almost chewy. Faint citrus zest. Smoky dryness. The faintest hint of the sea.

  90. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      75 75

  91. erogers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A rather complex whisky.  Wood pervades, but there are deep spices behind the orange/tangerine foreground.  There are some other finishing notes, which are hard for me to define.  Linseed oil?  Varnish?  Wood oil?  Pipe tobacco?  These are all there, in varying degrees.
    • Nose
      Lots of wood, with citrus (orange/tangerine); hints of spice (vanilla, but something else - nutmeg?)
    • Taste
      Dark wood, tobacco hints, orange marmalade, and undefined spice notes.
    • Finish
      Smoked paper, slight fruit, and wood.

  92. kulideli scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Oranges, sherry, light smoke, sweet, strong, sweet berries, woody, refill barrel, fruits, wood, iodine, spicy, lovage ?, leather, paper mill, some licorice, light orange notes, cereals or so;

    Taste: raspberry jam, sherry, blueberry, spicy, chocolate, sweet, strong, orange, a touch of coffee / mocha, some toffee, liquorice, ripe bananas, light marzipan impressions;

    Finish: a hint of gin, long, malty, spicy, with orange and citrus fruits, sherry, long, with very light smoke, liquorice, warming;
    Conclusion: The stuff for the gentleman! Here comes the picture of the Lord with monocle! Nothing for the beginner! But you do not have to, there are many, the tastier but less expensive!

  93. mathijs881 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  94. GibbonGorilla scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

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