Dalmore Valour

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 76.88

11 × in wishlist

279 × member ratings

793 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore Valour

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.89 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cardboard, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, some wild berry jam, behind them some moss and earth
    • Taste
      A few blueberries, strawberry jam, cardboard and lots of it, a few herbs, really unpleasantly bitter, pepper

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Buscator scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

  6. Funtik scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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  7. Funtik scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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  8. DannyHill scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      76 76
      Fruity, orchard fruit, sour tangy notes, lightly sweet, raisins, sherry influence
    • Taste
      78 78
      Sweet, raisins, sultanas, touch of oak, hint of chocolate, pineapple
    • Finish
      76 76
      Cocoa, fruity tones, sherry tones linger on

  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    - a delicious NAS Highland single malt
    - nice soft fruity aroma
    - not quite as good as the 12 year old but in the PLV at approx. 50 € for 1L and the quality shown purely rationally the better choice
    • Nose
      lots of fruit, more port than sherry, caramel and nuts, voluminous aroma, dark fruits
    • Taste
      mildly soft start, fruity port taste, orange, again caramel, raisins, dark fruits, dark chocolate, intense aroma
    • Finish
      soft, mild finish;
      medium-long, beautiful aromatic aftertaste with lots of sherry and fruit

  10. Squinugie scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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


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