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Dalmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.01/100
votes
498
Whiskybase ID
37519
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

€ 132.82

49 × in wishlist

498 × member ratings

1022 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 18-year-old

59 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.01 points

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is sherry and oak down very well. Anyone who hates on Dalmore has not tried it before, as this can go toe to toe with Glendronach and Macallan in my humble opinion.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Stewed red fruits, strawberry, cranberry, leather, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      91 91
      Velvety, a perfect amount of oak and spice now join the sherried fruits.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The spice lingers with a surprising amount of heat for this abv. Strawberries and cream

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A big fat disappointment (especially if you factor in the price). Give me the 12 or the 15 over this any day.
    Cardboardy, thin, weak, and woody. Its only saving grace is the finish, when the lovely Dalmore spirit character comes through with a late burst of juicy, sticky-sweet oranges. But alas: too little, too late...

  3. Koning scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I was surprised by 18 years old. It's fresher and more complex than the 15 (which is darker but a bit thin). It showcases a variety of oranges, which combine well with the more nutty and herbal notes.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresher than expected: citrus fruits and apple, some vanilla and walnuts. Marzipan and dark chocolate and some nutmeg. No sherry-bomb!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Full on juicy oranges, reminiscent of Cointreau (triple sec). Some nectarines and figs add to the fruitiness before a dried herbs and more nutty notes appear. Some marzipan again. Very nice!
    • Finish
      86 86
      Rather full with tangerines and oranges. Some dried herbs again : thyme with some heather honey. It's slightly oily and waxy and a trace of smoke is noticible.

  4. el Gato scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • 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. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Who would've thunk? A decent official Dalmore sub 100 EUR (at the time of purchase!). XD At least they upped it to 43% abv. To be honest, this one gains over time with air exposure. First, it was more like 84 p. but it gets better and develops a real nice Highland style with herbal notes, spices, etc. But it's pretty well hidden away at first sip. Take your time and don't give your bottle away too quickly. This one's actually kinda fun even for experienced maltsters.

  6. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Aroma: vanilla, dark chocolate, oranges and cinnamon.
    Taste: Chocolate candied citrus fruits combined with coffee, nutmeg and cloves.
    Finish: Spicy with oak and citrus notes.

  7. Gous scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Foudos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  9. LordTim scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Christmas cake, frosting and dried dark fruits. Beautiful balanced aroma with exceptional bourbon foundations, plus sherry without any annoying flavor. This one smells better than its tastes yet those two sensations are not far away.

  10. wbarchive_875995 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Crispy apple pie with stewed strawberry, almond, vanilla, apricot jam and dry wood.

    RATING: 88pts - [n23,t21,f22,b22] → |86-89: Remarkable|

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