Dalmore King Alexander III

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Six Different Casks Finish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
New Label (2012)
Bottle code
L7091 P/000507
Added on
26 Oct 2012 3:16 pm

Average value

€ 200.31

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567 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Dalmore King Alexander III

66 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.19 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The first nose is predominantly characterized by sweet sherry flavors and surprisingly intense ("only" 40% alcohol content). Dark dried fruits dominate, especially raisins I perceive throughout. A good portion of plum jam, cherries, blueberries, caramel and orange peel set further accents. The abundance of aromas is enveloped by noticeable spicy wood flavors, old leather, sweet pipe tobacco and red grapes. From time to time dark chocolate notes flash in the background. The aroma is very harmonious and complex.
    • Taste
      The beginning shows the very soft texture of the Dalmore. Relatively dry, intense sherry notes make a first exclamation point. Dark fruits dominate at first (cherries, plums, preserved raisins, blueberries) with a fine caramel note and a hint of ripe citrus fruits. Strong-spicy wood flavors, leather, sweet pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, nuts (macadamia) and roasted almonds follow quickly. The alcohol content of 40% is perfectly integrated. The variety of flavors comes to the fore - with 46% -48% the whisky would certainly be a bit "better / more interesting".
    • Finish
      Medium long, chocolaty-spicy. The dark fruits gradually leave, so that the spicy aromas quickly take over the tastefulness. Cloves, cinnamon, leather, plenty of dark chocolate, cocoa and spicy oak notes follow. A slight dryness remains on the palate.

  2. Flou scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I finally have him in my glass, the Dalmore King Alexander III. Most of you probably know the almost legendary videos from Master Blender Richard P., how he swirls whisky in a glass and then pours it on the carpet, dilutes his already too diluted whisky with more water and then sticks his nose into the glass. I just say "Hello ... how are you?". This whisky is in the higher price segment (150+ euros), has only 40% alcohol content and is also colored and without indication of age. Actually, that would be enough reasons for me to avoid this whisky. But 6 different barrels in a whisky, that makes you curious. And there are also many whisky lovers who praise this whisky in the highest tones. Let's see what the Dalmore King Alexander III offers and whether I like it.

    The presentation looks quite nice. A nice box and a bottle with an impressive deer emblem and a dark whisky, the dye did a great job (sorry, it had to be now).

    In the nose, the Dalmore is initially stronger than I would have expected with only 40% alcohol. Aromas of dates, raisins, plum jam, figs and cherries immediately come out of the glass. A heavy, dark fruitiness combines with a great honey sweetness with vanilla sugar and then spices such as pepper and cinnamon as well as clear oak flavors come through immediately and give the whole thing a spicy-woody touch. I hear notes of dark chocolate with fruit, similar to the Lindt chocolate with raspberry filling. There is a lighter fruitiness with mirabelle plums, apricots and oranges over the rather heavy flavors. A touch of leather and tobacco round off the variety in the nose and I have to say that I have enjoyed the Dalmore King Alexander III so far. Unfortunately, the wood goes too much in the direction of the Bauhaus wooden beams and is too dominant.

    In the mouth the whisky is quite soft as expected, but still has a stronger start than I would have expected. Pepper and a slight ginger spiciness are clearly noticeable and while the fruitiness and honey sweetness spread, the tannins from the oak barrels are more and more present and the dark chocolate tends to move towards espresso. Tobacco and leather provide further bitter aromas, a slight bitterness is noticeable. Associations with wet forest floor and wet wood arise, but fortunately only discreetly and in the end when it comes to the finish. The whisky looks watered down. It is quite sharp at the start and the alcohol content on the tongue seems hardly chosen too low. But the strength, the fullness, the intensity are missing.

    The finish is medium long with strong spiciness and tannins of the oak barrels. Tobacco, leather, some wet wood and chewed coffee beans make for a very slight bitterness. In the background the fruitiness and heavy sweetness resonate, but the tart notes set the tone here.

    Overall, I liked the whisky in the nose and in the mouth solala. This light touch of wet wood, tobacco or forest floor bothers me a little here. In the mouth, the whisky is watered down and comes out sharp and strong on the tongue, but it lacks the fullness in the mouth and the intensity of the aromas. The only great thing about the low alcohol content is that you could "chew" the whisky in your mouth for 5 minutes without it burning in your mouth.

    The whisky gets almost 85/100 points from me. A whisky that is so gentle that it could also please non-whisky drinkers ... but the tannins may then be too violent for non-whisky drinkers. And the price? Well ... for comparison: I recently had a Glenlivet SV in the glass, which only cost 2/3 of the Dalmore, but is in a higher league ... or 2 leagues higher. Therefore: No purchase recommendation for this price!

    Addendum: The bottle is now only half full and the oxygen seems to do the Dalmore good. The wood is no longer in the Bauhaus direction and there is hardly any wet wood left. In the mouth it doesn't look as watered down as before. Of course, it will not be an intense whisky with the alcohol content, but overall it looks rounder and a bit fuller than before. Overall, I like it better now, so I'll adjust the rating accordingly:
    Smell: 88 instead of 87 points
    Taste: 85 instead of 83 points
    Departure: 85 instead of 84 points

    Overall: 86 instead of 85 points
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Macheye scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    King Alexander III is so nearly a triumph. The nose is delightful and welcoming, the arrival (especially for 40% ABV) is an explosion of wonderful flavours, the mid-palate a well-balanced melange of complex fruits and spices. But, the lack of any substantive finish at all means that as soon as your taste buds have got to the party, your mother turns up and drags you away from it. This hollowness is a real shame as everything else about this whisky screams both quality. Nevertheless, don’t let this criticism put you off entirely, this whisky is still a masterclass of cask selection and blending skill.

    • Nose
      Terry’s Chocolate Orange! Make no mistake, this is an exquisite nose – opening with oranges, tangerines alongside raisins, figs and toffee, this moves quickly into milky chocolate, buttery biscuit (base) and hazelnuts. There’s tangy citrus running right through this – not just orange, also some limes – with some gentle florals in the background it reminds me of a well stepped herbal tea.
    • Taste
      A glorious arrival of booze-soaked orange segments, foamy latte (not flat white though) and hot chocolate. Toffee, golden syrup and honey. On the mid palate, raspberries come out to play and are joined by creamy trifle and salted almonds. Bakery notes – flans and tarts, along with spices (cloves in particular) add some bitterness that balances excellently with the sweeter fruits and more sugar-driven flavours. But then…
    • Finish
      Disappointingly short. The riot of delicious flavours don’t gentle fade away – they fall off a cliff – some chocolate and dry spicing here, but sadly it all feels slightly empty when compared to the wonderful palate.

  4. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I am pleasantly surprised not this Dalmore, not that it corresponds to the profile that I seek, but especially that as a whole all this remains coherent and rather good. We can logically complain about the reduction at 40%, it's still a lot / too much! Another black point is the price, more than 100 €, I pass my turn!
    • Nose
      A nose rather greedy and very pleasant, quite complex and faithful to what I imagined. We are on mint, citrus fruits, mainly lemon and grapefruit. After a few moments the (s) were (s) of Sherry take again the hand on the dried fruits and on the winey side (red fruits).
    • Taste
      Well, there is no doubt, the reduction is clearly felt. A light and watery attack. The mouth quickly becomes oily on light spices, dried fruits and vanilla. In the end we are on the bitterness and the woody.
    • Finish
      Medium length, very round on dried fruits, vanilla, malt and biscuit. Rather nice and pastry chef.

  5. Squinugie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. WhiskyRates_by_Tommy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    and you say hello
    how are you
    quite well
    thank you very much
    I don't want 40% ABV whisky Mr Richard!!!!!!!!
    I want to drink it at 46%%$%%%%%%%
    • Nose
      wine cask and sherry cask. apples rotten fruits, pineapple
    • Taste
      smoothe with orange peels juicy fruits, little hint of caramel sourness of lime and apple, also malts taste
    • Finish
      spicy and wine tannin, complicated

  7. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. ribrob scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Very interesting on paper and in the nose, unfortunately loses its taste and finish - presumably because of the low alcohol content. Unfortunately not recommended in the PLV.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Surprisingly intense for 40%. Lots of sherry, but in an extremely sweet version, light grapes, dark sugared dried fruits, raisins, raspberry jam, orange peel, single and spicy with tobacco, everything is very harmonious, looks old
    • Taste
      81 81
      Very soft and watered down, again a lot of sherry with dark fruits, here also slightly nutty and dark chocolate, also leather and spices, unfortunately very flat overall
    • Finish
      79 79
      A little more spice, all in all not really long, there remains sherry and leather, tobacco, dryness of cocoa

  9. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant palette, but youthful and thin.
    • Nose
      Citruses, caramelized green apple, sherry, forest fruits, orange peel and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Dry oak, cocoa, forest fruits, raisin, tobacco and white pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, dry.

  10. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An aromatic, spicy first impression of woody notes, spices and dry plums.
    Then it goes on with fruity sherry flavors, hints of orange and dry fruits.
    The whole playfully interwoven. Looks elegant and matured.

    Warm, aromatic and spicy on the palate with some dark chocolate and fine oak notes and spices. This time, too, quickly softening but without appearing watered down.
    Touch herbal with many woody aromas in the finish.

    Herb with a touch of sweetness and clearly dry.
    After a while, light sweetness and slightly fruity notes develop, some sherry and malt.


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