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Dalmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.21/100
votes
362
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 9:12 am

Average value

€ 113,30

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362 × member ratings

722 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 18-year-old

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.21 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. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In itself certainly not a bad malt. But there is too little tension in it for me. Overall neat. But I do not have to have a big bottle.

  3. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. stefbosman scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

  5. stefbosman scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

  6. Kensay scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    For 18 years it is rather weak, especially in the body, although the aroma is very good and promised much more than it turned out in the end. A good option for a feast, but certainly not for thoughtful testing.
    • Nose
      Very good nose, cigar smoke, sherry notes, prunes and dried fruits, gently and balanced
    • Taste
      wine notes, wood, as it is very dull after the aroma
    • Finish
      the finish is light, sherry notes with an admixture of dried fruits, dried plums and raisins.

  7. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Lorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant and really delicious. Unexpected 88 points!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Beguiling, sweet nose. Dark fruits. With the time almost something sparkling in the nose, what the otherwise heavy and set sherry aroma something contrary. A very interesting combination.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Chocolate, cherry, pipe tobacco. Seasoning remains after swallowing.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, spicy-chocolaty.

  9. Steven79 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Tuctu scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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