Dalmore 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
American White Oak & 3 Styles of Sherry
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label (2012)
Bottle code
L3199 L3/01975
Added on
26 Oct 2012 3:20 pm

Average value

€ 83.14

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598 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 15-year-old

57 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.68 points

  1. Martin1965 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, spices, orange marmalade behind vanilla
    • Taste
      Sherry and Christmas spices, nutmeg
    • Finish
      Long, sweet with nutmeg

      Lots of sherry but no sherry bomb. Could have a few percent more, still great malt

  2. redsnapper scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    In my view too expensive. Dyed, cool-filtered, 40% ... there are better ones in this price range.
    • Nose
      85 85
      clear sherry, dried fruit, light nut, vanilla
    • Taste
      81 81
      sweet, caramel, again sherry. Could be more intense. Does not stop what the nose promises. Little spice
    • Finish
      81 81
      pretty short. Could tolerate more alcohol.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, characteristic scents on sweet caramel, chocolate, on caramelized orange fruits, on "sherry", on old dusty oak, vinified back.
    • Nose
      creamy, caramelized, on chocolate, candied oranges, rather strong wood, remarkable scents given the low alcoholic deg.
      back very woody, candied.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Crazily dark in colour, heading towards black molasses.

    N: Bready sherry that texturally talks of white fluffy bloomers. Other underlying notes run along the lines of muesli, cereal bars, malty oak. The complexities are very subtle, given the bold fundamentals.
    T: Heavily woody, it's a 15 yo going on 21, though the standard 18yo may have something to say about that. Develops on dark chocolate & sweet malt, not much orange.
    F: Decent finish on a dark vanilla chocolate maltiness.
    C: This appears generously overaged. I found an expression i tried back in 2013, more charming and with more [herbal] complexity, though there’s only a point in it. Very decent stuff indeed.Scores a B[-]

  5. Maltbehr64 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Whiskyfun: Dalmore 15 yo (40%, OB, +/-2015) I
    found it super-good back in 2015 (WF 85). Colour: gold/amber. Nose:
    typical oranges, malt, butterscotch, warm apple pie, raisins, early
    grey, liquorice… And then there’s a second page, with more cedar wood,
    tobacco, toasted bread, and marmalade. Very traditional, sherried and
    ‘caramelised’, our old uncles will love it. Mouth: it’s not as
    ‘polished’ as I had expected, and rather more cerealy and bready.
    Croissants covered with marmalade and cherry jam. And raisins,
    naturally. Only the weakish strength is a wee problem, and makes it a
    little thin and slightly papery at times. On the other hand, this
    feeling of Mars bar and café latte is very pleasant. Finish: medium and
    appropriately grassier and more chocolaty. The marmalade is back in the
    aftertaste and would come with a touch of salt. Comments: a lovely dram
    for lovely chocolate and malt lovers. Probably full sherry. SGP:441 - 84 points.

  6. Don Cassi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very spicy on the nose with dark (dry) fruits in the background. Aromas of tobacco and leather are above it.

    Very soft and oily and spicy-sweet in the mouth. In the very strong finish oranges with tobacco and oak. After the sweetness fades, a spicy-bitter wood and leather note remains in the mouth.

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  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Dalmore 15, 40%. Really dark colour- not convinced that's natural! Aroma is weird mousy oak, underripe raspberries, fruited cheap chocolate, soft with no spiritous harshness. Taste arrives in stages. To start it's very rounded oaky, old mousy oak, probably too oak dominant for my taste I thought to start. Blind I'd say this is a 40yo whisky. Then some coffeeish notes. Moving to milky coffee and touches of mint. Then chocolatey creamy oak. Silly stale biscuit oak. I mean I'm actually enjoying the silliness of the oak character. It's like drinking the essence of an old whisky cask. Then it builds such a deep chocolatiness that in the end it drinks like chocolate liqueur. This grew on me loads. Always seemed underpowered though and could really benefit from a higher bottling strength. (3.65/87)

  8. SimondeVette scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    The taste and finish remind me of good dark ale. However, it is a bit too fresh or sharp to be great.
    • Nose
      Grain, sharp
    • Taste
      Orange, raisins, cinnamon
    • Finish
      Cinnamon, raisins, smooth

  9. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Very nice nose, the taste of the Dalmore 15 is an absolute beginner whisky and it is too expensive for that. There is no reason to dilute whisky down to 40% in this price range and the Dalmore cannot take it at all. Only the beautiful finish makes up for something.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very intense sherry nose. Lots of milk chocolate, rum raisins, cocoa, Turkish honey, caramel, plum jam. A little too round, but very beautiful.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Here it is again, Dalmore's lack of texture. It's like having your mouth watering. The already very soft basic character is diluted beyond recognition. A little vanilla, caramel and oak can be tasted, otherwise very little is possible here. Too bad
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is short but very pleasant with honey, vanilla and very light oak.

  10. og187 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Dominant sweetness, liquid honey, wet wood, walnut, tanning, burnt sugar, heavy, fleshy, yellow flowers (dandelion)
    • Taste
      84 84
      dense, rich, nut, skin,
    • Finish
      85 85
      warm, long, one-sided, nut butter, oak


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