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
Overall rating

Average value

€ 61.94

Whisky reviews for Dalmore Valour

36 users have left 39 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.99 points.

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  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.

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