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.
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.
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.
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.