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Dalmore 15-year-old

Overall rating
82.66/100
votes
546
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

€ 80.67

53 × in wishlist

546 × member ratings

1350 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 15-year-old

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.66 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. Igitor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Gous scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Foudos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. sarthur71 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. gaboruso scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

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