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Dalmore 15-year-old

Overall rating
82.81/100
votes
656
Whiskybase ID
WB36789
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
American White Oak & 3 Styles of Sherry
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2012)
Bottle code
L3199 L3/01975
Barcode
5013967005006
Added on
26 Oct 2012 3:20 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 88.59

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656 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 15-year-old

63 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.81 points

  1. 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[-]

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. wisekyofcourse 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.

  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. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Trademark of classic Dalmore, firm and intense aroma with initial note
    of ripe banana and whiff of leather, silky and gentle. After breathing
    time, beautiful orange marmalade emerge and catch the soft white pepper
    note on top half of the glass.

    Palate:- Set in gracefully on
    the palate, you will not be wow with his presence (either in good or bad
    way). Very tender, soft with present of mature wood and seasoned
    leather. Lightly cream with a touch of jammy orange.

    Finish:- A quiet, well mature dram with depth. Orange zest linger. Lengthy finish.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. springtank scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. lingige scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. ldz794140310 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    It's a very distinctive whisky, but the price is not very reasonable
    • Nose
      84 84
      Preserved fruit, jam, sherry, spices, boiled fruit
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peach flavor, sweet berries
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium finish, black coffee, soda

  10. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    18.02.2022
    • Nose
      Musty, wet, old cellar, moss, leaves, slightly rotten, nuts, leather, tobacco, orange, very light wild berry jam
    • Taste
      Orange, grapefruit, nuts, very light wild berry jam, tobacco, burnt wood

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