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Dalmore 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.02/100
votes
463
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

€ 132.28

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Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 18-year-old

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.02 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. 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.

  4. PaulDvorak 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|

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Pretty good on the nose, unfortunately a bit too much of soapy notes on the palate, but going away in the finish
    • Nose
      90 90
      Intense fruity, apricot, jam, strawberry, plum, little spices, wet tobacco, hints of dried fruits - very good
    • Taste
      82 82
      Very oily, creamy, little sirupy, subtle sweetness, fruity, flowery, little soapy notes, spices, pepper, oak wood
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long, warm, spicy, little sweet

  6. valery77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, boiled sugar, almonds, apple pits, cotton candy, creamy caramel, freshly sawn board, fruit candies, very light and delicate notes of a carpentry workshop, dried apricots and other dried fruits. 22
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied, moderately sweet. Black pepper and other spices, creamy caramel, oak shades, balsamic notes, salt, unsweetened dried apricots, dried prunes, woody tannins. 21
    • Finish
      Medium to long, tannic, slightly astringent. 22
      Calm, but interesting and non-trivial whisky. Balance 22
      Total 87

  7. Malthead19 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    - a very ripe, delicious sherry malt
    - has a very light, soft mouthfeel (almost too thin for some people => ideal for beginners)
    - for all super drinkable, very elegant, typical gentleman whisky
    - a little more refined and better (more elegant) than the 15, but not twice as expensive

    odor

    very mild, fruity, subtle, sweet, berries, sweet fruits / sherry

    taste

    extremely soft approach, very elegant, filigree, sweet and fruity, sweetish sherry taste, subtle oak in the background, somewhat bitter at the end

    Finish

    very soft, medium-long fruity finish;
    medium-long woody-fruity, slightly bitter finish

  8. Kumachan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose reveals nice vinous notes, old wood, a cigar box where tobacco leaves have remained, then, the fruits are presented gently with prune, raisins and red fruits.
    A fairly short time will give way to spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.

    On the palate, the texture is tender, the winey notes of the nose are present, olorosso and plum.
    The nut dominates in the company of chocolate and mocha.
    Aeration opens the doors to the freshness which therefore accompanies this depth with a burst of lemon, a sign that the American oak has not been swallowed by the Sherry cask.

    The finish stretches out with a sweet, spicy, vanilla sensation.

  9. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Squinugie scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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