Dalmore 15-year-old

Overall rating
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

€ 74.29

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Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 15-year-old

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.69 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 Expert Senior

    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. marmeladow scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    P / 004 803 L8122 - 02/05/18 - uncorked 40 days ago. It takes a lot of time and air, not only in the Glencairn glass, but also in the bottle to present itself in all its diversity.
    At the beginning it was very closed with a very dominant oak and spice. But then comes almost perfectly with time and after several tastings - wonderful marriage of the different sherry casks with bourbon refill casks.

    Oranges and mandarins, cinnamon and nutmeg, nuts, sweetness and delicate bitterness, oak with a slightly peppery flavor. Complex and iridescent - so much of what makes a very good Highland Single Malt.

    But: overpriced for me

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Not bad
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dried fruits, nutty
    • Taste
      85 85
      Nutty, woody, dried figs
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, warm

  8. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      wine, sherry, nuts, marzipan, grapes, raisins, plums, chocolate, bonfire, vanilla, hay, leather, dessert wine, fruit cake, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, oak, caramel, citrus
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. LeChiffre scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    In the nose quite interesting. In the taste but ultimately a bit too shallow and not very exciting. A little more alcohol would do him good. Overall good drinkable but for the money there are simply better alternatives.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sherry; fruity and sweet; Dried fruit; Citrus with lots of orange; Vanilla; Cinnamon; spicy
    • Taste
      81 81
      sweet and spicy; Orange; some ginger sharpness; slight oak notes; altogether quite flat / weak in the mouth
    • Finish
      82 82
      Finish a bit more intense; little sweet; quite spicy and clear oak flavors come through

  10. Jack Marinello scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry very dry, nuts, orange, hazelnut.
    • Taste
      Sherry very dry, nuts, orange, hazelnut.
    • Finish
      Quite short


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