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Dalmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
American white oak / Matusalem Sherry butts
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label (2012)
Bottle code
M3080 13/00833
Added on
07 Nov 2012 9:15 am

Average value

€ 104,52

43 × in wishlist

249 × member ratings

531 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 18-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.47 points

  1. matts scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Character: Definitely a malt with a distinctive nose: take sweet raisins, "tilted", sour wine, flavored, slightly earthy apples and bake everything together with candied oranges and lemons and a lot of cinnamon to an English fruit cake. The taste is gentle, very sweet and without any special features. The body is flat and the finish is short to medium long.

    Rating: I like basically (also) sweet malts and with good design, I even grudgingly over sugar couleur away. The Dalmore 18 will undoubtedly also have its followers. He does not win me though. The few flavors and the almost watery mouthfeel miss my expectations. A real moment of enjoyment has not stopped with me anyway. Not even with the sweet instant cappuccino-out-of-a-wood-cup finish.
    • Nose
      Basic flavors: sweetness, sherry, dried fruits, fruits, citrus fruits, spices
      Description: Very sweetish-vinous sherry blows in the nose. The sweet raisins almost look like something artificial. There is immediately a slightly disturbing dull-sour spicy note. "Tilted", sour wine and flavored, slightly earthy apples meet English fruit cake - especially candied oranges and lemons. Add to that a decent portion of cinnamon. Definitely a completely independent profile that will have its followers. But it is not mine.
    • Taste
      Basic Flavors: Sweet, Citrus, Vanilla, Dried Fruit, Floral, Oak (little)
      Description: The onset is soft and sweet-liqueur. The taste is candied oranges and lemons. Then, after the first sip, it becomes slightly spicy for a moment. But really only at the first sip. Later, the wort is virtually gone. A bit of vanilla and dried figs are flashing and there is also a subtle floral touch: that's how I imagine sweet flower nectar. That was it already. With a surprisingly few flavors and a very weak body, the drops trickle down the throat. Only in the transition to the finish is the oak something to advantage.
    • Finish
      Basic flavors: sweetness, milk chocolate, coffee, oak
      Description: The finish is short to medium long and very sweet. Oak, milk chocolate and coffee notes add up to a not really flattering overall picture. I feel reminded of sweet instant cappuccino.

  2. Martin1965 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, citrus, orange, cinnamon, vanilla
    • Taste
      Creamy, Chocolate, Spicy, Sherry
    • Finish
      Long and spicy

      Very complex Malt - great 18er with very good quality

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    He did not like my nose so much, but it had interesting flavors in my taste. A little more alcohol would do him good. The price is for the offered but too high.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Sherry; spicy; fruity and sweet; citrus; Cinnamon; some chocolate; difficult to define slightly unpleasant note resonates
    • Taste
      84 84
      quite soft; spicy-sweet; tart notes of coffee; nutty; Chocolate notes; a little vanilla
    • Finish
      85 85
      little sweet; tart and spicy; chocolatey; Coffee; Oak; citrus notes

  4. el Gato scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla. Marmelade. Marzipane. Apricots. Raspberry juice. Raisins. With time, even more dried fruits. Figs.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily. Dried fruits- Lemon, banana. Cardamom. Jammy
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long. Tobacco. Dried fruits. Some bitterness and soft spices.

  5. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      first orange marmalade, cherries then herbs that become spicier over time
    • Taste
      slightly dry, slightly acidic
    • Finish
      medium, again cherries and herbs

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, complex Dalmore, but on higher ABV would works well.
    • Nose
      Sweet and sour citruses, oak, marzipan, raisin, fig and date, spices, chocolate.
    • Taste
      Powerful start, creamy. Honey, caramel, orange, raisin, oak, tea and milk coffee.
    • Finish
      Medium length, creamy, fruity, sherried.

  8. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A strange scent surrounds my olfactory bulb..red fruits, yes, but somehow fermented sour. A touch of cowshed. After a while comes Waldhonig, herb meadow. Everything looks perfumed. In the mouth then extremely mild, almost watery, light sweetness, a hint of multi-fruit jam puts on the tongue. Departure oily-sweet, now the alcohol burns quite easily, rather short pleasure. At the very end a slight bitterness.

  9. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great sherry standard in the 18s range, which does not seem too old and not too young, nice thing.
    • Nose
      Dark chocolate, oranges, cinnamon, stollen, leather and vanilla, very round but aromatic sherry synase of an OAs halt;)
    • Taste
      Orange in dark chocolate, dark berries, ginger, clove, ground coffee, chocolates, some lemon in between
    • Finish
      Dry spicy with sherry notes, again coffee and oak

  10. spigray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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


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