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Dalmore 12-year-old

Overall rating
80.54/100
votes
430
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

€ 43,96

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 12-year-old

57 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.54 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. 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.

  3. Bullionstattsuppe scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

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

  4. mosesumike scored this whisky 79 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 it 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.
    Now be honest: I would not buy this whisky anymore.
    But I want to stay in good memory.

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Rien scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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

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

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

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Danny1968 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

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