Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Matusalem Oloroso Sherry Butts
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
M3050 13/00459
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
16 Apr 2013 12:58 am

Average value

€ 65.84

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242 × member ratings

670 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore Valour

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.78 points

  1. FrankDrebin scored this whisky 64 points Member Senior

    One of the wirst whiskies I ever had.
    • Nose
      Color: Fake. Who cares. Nose: Disgusting!
    • Taste
      Forget it.
    • Finish

  2. Syleo scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    The “brave” first matured in ex-bourbon barrels, then moved to 30-year-old Matusalem Oloroso Butts and finally received a finish in Douro Port Pipes. Certainly a drinkable and in principle also delicious malt, but not a real star. On the positive side, however, it should be noted that I have never given the Valor to anyone - whether whisky enthusiast or newcomer - who did not like it at all.
    • Nose
      78 78
      After pouring, the amber and cognac color beckons to the first nose. Then comes the first surprise - sherry sweetness is initially absent, green apples and a light citrus dash like lemongrass, but overall quite thin. So first cover it and let it breathe a bit afterwards. Aha, now comes the typical sherry note, some port appeal and also clear caramel and a hint of vanilla. But it doesn't come across as really dominant, only when the nose almost touches the edge of the glass are raisins and dried plums added, the apple remains in the background. Raisins, vanilla / caramel and apple - does that make apple strudel? Not really, everything remains too easy for that.
    • Taste
      76 76
      A little disappointing. Slight sweetness, slight sharpness - certainly balanced, but maybe too much of it. Nooks and crannies, dominant taste experiences are unfortunately missing. A little bit of wood, also sherry, a bit paradoxical sweet bitterness when circling in the mouth like traditional marzipan with a high proportion of almonds. Sniffing in between: oh - now there is only caramel sweetness!
    • Finish
      72 72
      Another sip and a short finish reminds me of tree bark.

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. McBRI scored this whisky 66 points Member Senior

  5. Brinker scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Somewhat dull, easily becomes a little boring.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Dried fruit, nutty and spirited, despite being watered down at only 40abv.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Dried fruits, nuts, vanilla.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Short, dry, bitter.

  6. SunnyAnnett scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Allandale scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I miss something. Stronger?
    • Nose
      Nutty and fruity with all kind of sweetness like Almonds, dried fruit, vanilla, marzipan.
    • Taste
      Easy not much of a body, oranges, raisins,plum and figs,vanilla again. Less body. Hints of burned dark sugar?
    • Finish
      A liittle bit weak: not much power, middle long. Short aftertaste. A pity this one . 

  9. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun: Dalmore ‘Valour’ (40%, OB, Fortuna Meritas Collection, +/-2016)
    We’ve tried a ‘Valour’ back in early 2013, not too sure it was the
    same. This one was finished in American oak, oloroso, and Port. Not
    successively, I imagine. Colour: deep gold. Nose: a much lighter, and
    rougher version of the 15. Styles aren’t dissimilar, but this feels like
    having lumpfish eggs after caviar. Cardboard, English chocolate, and
    bitter caramel. Mouth: this is better, a little more vibrant and rather
    citrusy – those Dalmore-y oranges again – with a jammy background.
    Guignolet, sweet bread, green tea… Then bitter chocolate and prunes.
    This one is for your breakfast. Finish: medium, rather dry, and rather
    better. Pleasant malty aftertaste, with a Christmassy side. Comments:
    the 15 nearly killed it on the nose, but it was a tie on the palate. SGP:351 - 79 points.

  10. jankes scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79


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