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Dalmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.57/100
votes
236
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
American white oak / Matusalem Sherry butts
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2012)
Bottle code
M3080 13/00833
Barcode
5013967005891
Added on
07 Nov 2012 9:15 am

Average value

€ 100,59

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 18-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.57 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. 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.

  3. 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

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. ctu scored this whisky 86 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. spigray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. spigray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    nothing I would have to buy, still a decent dram. I did not like the perfumy taste.
    85/100
    • Nose
      quite spicy with toasted bread, orange jam, cinnamon. also some nuts and marzipan. very soft caramel and a hint of oak.
      all in all a little shy but very rounded, lacking a bit of complexity.
    • Taste
      fragrant, slightly perfumy, blossoms, oranges, honey, caramel and warm bread.
    • Finish
      long, slightly oaky and slightly bitter

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Warm ripe orange, sweet marmalade. Soft fragrant of wet tree branches, mossy. Touch of enticing lemon zest. Forest.

    Palate:- Full body. Intense sweet sherry with waves of stewed fruits, profound matured wood note. Tangs of black tea tannin.

    Finish:- Long, silky and fruity finish. Buttery chocolate lingers.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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