Dalmore 25-year-old

Overall rating
89.24/100
votes
126
Whiskybase ID
WB45790
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Tawny Port Finish
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
42.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5013967009653
Added on
31 oct 2013 2:06 pm

Average value

€ 1416.46

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126 × member ratings

198 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Dalmore 25-year-old

25 users have left 28 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.24 points.

  1. larswehmeier scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Large, long-matured whisky that is dark and deep. If only he had a few percent more ABV...
    • Nose
      Dried figs and dates, tobacco, raisins, wood polish, oak
    • Taste
      Finely acidic oak and tobacco, heavy sweetness from dried figs and dates, some lovage, extremely soft and mild. Despite the heaviness dangerously drinkable.
    • Finish
      Long, mild, subtle bitterness.

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  3. lingige scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. lingige scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. d1scostu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. zzqfyl scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. hyc scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Smell ---------------------- 92
    taste--------------------92
    End rhyme--------------------91

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Romansen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      Takes some time, at first rather reserved and not ostentatious. Warm and aromatic, has a concentrated effect, aromas of different woods, walnuts, old, finely ripened sherry, dried fruits, a hint of orange and vanilla. Looks noble, elegant.
    • Taste
      92 92
      despite the only 42% rich and aromatic, here too warm notes of different woods, spices, sherry, a hint of orange, slightly spicy, sweet-tart, hint of dark chocolate, barrel and coffee, wonderfully soft, very well balanced. A perfect digestif. Yummy.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Sweetish-tart, fine, mature sherry notes, slightly spicy and warming. Maybe fades a little too quickly. Finishes off with fine wood notes and a hint of malty softness.

  11. Teresa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. lincolnimp scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    I am no fan of The Dalmore staple offerings and generally refer to them as caramalised crap and not having an aged offering for a year or two it will be good to try this one which for a 25 year OB has a hefty price tag to say the least, I am no fan of port either

    A potent nose, almost a little tart, smells like scented soap to me being full of flower blossom and then some nice hints of coffee and mocha
    The palate is not very nice to be honest, soapy, creamy and then some sweet chocolate.
    Then the port comes through but there is no balance here, getting hot with the alcohol, I do think the chocolate note is quite nice but that is about it I am afraid.
    This was only a small sample so need to get some more and in fairness I am not one for port so it was always going to struggle but while I do not like the taste the mouthfeel is pretty decent.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      73 73

  13. jjkmlss scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    N: Pencil shaving, tangerine, raisin, cranberry, blueberry, dried figs, candied walnut, gunpowder, fungus.

    P: Dark chocolate, tobacco, pepper with orange, cranberry & blueberry. Port-y raisin, cherry pie with Sherry-y pecan, toasted almond & paparika comes after.

    B: Thick and bold, like saucy, sour & spicy Szechuan food.

    F: Mid-long smoke, orange candy, cherry pie, jam toffee.

    I'm surprised to see many people complaining about the pricing strategy of Dalmore here, this is clearly WAYYYYY more complex and pleasing than the $6000 Yamazaki 25, probably even better than $2000 Macallan 25, I don't see people complaining about Japanese and big M but suddenly Dalmore 25 is not OK? That's just ignorant and ugly fellas.

  14. maltaholic scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Dalmore 25 years, Tawny Port Finish, 42%

    Gorgeous color, dark and heavy.
    I leave him some time in the glass.
    The scent flows around me.

    Very intense in the smell.
    Almost a bit pungent.
    He does not have that much alcohol?

    Ripe grapes. Pickled fruits. Rum pot.
    A slight sweetness hovers over it.

    Very soft in the mouth, very aromatic.
    The full force of the port - could just as well be old sherry - unfolds in the mouth. Very heavy and fruity.
    The barrel makes itself felt late.
    The fruity port dominates.

    Madness!

  15. Itsme1982 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    An unique dram from Dalmore, the nose typical Dalmore and the aftertaste orange marmalde, Depth, Rich, Complex with many layers.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      97 97

  16. drinki scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A nice dram, but I don't like the pricing strategy of Dalmore, as well as Macallan use to do. Finally this is not really better than a 18 YO or the Alexander 3 versions I would say
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  17. waal scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Dalmore 25yo, 42% ABV, WID: 45790 https://www.whiskybase.com/.../whis.../45790/dalmore-25-year-old #WagnerAlexTastingNotes First impression: The scotch wets the glass wall and runs down smoothly, slightly oily. The color is impressive, though also colored. I would equate it with burnt sienna or mahogany. Aroma: The first nose already shows the direction in which the malt takes me. Lightly salted milk chocolate combined with fruity, albeit slightly acidic, currant I take immediately. Complemented by orange fragrance, which spreads harmoniously and balanced with creamy vanilla ice cream. The at least 25 years in the various barrels have no negative impact on the enjoyment. The aroma is wonderful. I could smell it for hours. Taste: The taste is good, I would like to anticipate, but falls significantly compared to the flavor. The 42% ABV are just a little too little for me here. The malt is slightly oily in the mouth, but with a strong tendency to watery. Positive to mention is of course the buttery sweetness with the fruitiness. A dream of how harmoniously everything works together. The light spiciness of the barrels plays with the slight taste of orange peel. A round, very tasty Single Malt Scotch. At the price dangerous tasty ;-) finish: The Dalmore 25yo has a medium-length finish that is based on the taste. Only at the very end he gets dry little. The sweetness and light spiciness on tap are in perfect harmony. Comment: I took part in an FT and had only a small sip of 25-year-old Dalmore in the glass. However, I have compared him to the King Alexander III and I like this one touch better. The King is a bit more fruity and fresher to me. Overall, I like Dalmore more and more! 92/100

  18. maltaholic scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Dalmore 25 yo (42%, OB, +/-2017): 90 Punkte

  19. wbarchive_149037 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It's good, but not transcendent either. The price is ridiculous. Who are we laughing at ?
    • Nose
      Very very fruity, bananas, figs, orange of course We clearly feel the influence of the port cask. But it's light, maybe due to the reduction (the classic Dalmore ...). In the end a taste of unfinished on this nose.
    • Taste
      Good attack in the mouth, the reduction does not feel too much, it is more on a felt 46-48%. Always fruity, full of red and black fruits, then more notes on brown tobacco and and cigar.
    • Finish
      Long enough, the fruits come back, especially the orange.

  20. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky tasting: Dalmore 25 years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU_GrtyI7fw

  21. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. metropolis13 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It's very good and it makes you want to taste even older Dalmore but the price is ridiculous ... yet something for a wealthy tourist!

  24. Bretorianer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  25. Maltkanzlei scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Comparisons? The old Glen Grant from the 1950s / 60s comes to mind spontaneously. The Strathisla 30yo and the Strathisla 1964. The price seems lifted, otherwise he would have earned an even better overall rating.
    • Nose
      Dark honey, chocolate notes, herbs, fruit cake, flambé fig.
    • Taste
      The mouth reflects the delicious aromas of the nose. I save myself all the lengthy explanations. He is just one
      Poem. Such a wonderfully mild, elegant and at the same time multi-faceted and at the same time taste-intensive malt I seldom had in the glass. Comparisons? The old Glen Grant from the 1950s / 60s comes to mind spontaneously. The Strathisla 30yo and the Strathisla 1964 ...
    • Finish
      Long, very harmonious finish.

  26. markjedi1 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A 25 carat jewel, no
    doubt about it. Around 800 EUR, which is ridiculously expensive.
    • Nose
      Wonderfully sweet
      nose on milk chocolate with vanilla filling, fresh figs, blood oranges,
      raspberries, marzipan and tropical fruits like mango. Full and succulent.
      Absolutely wonderful.
    • Taste
      Silky soft, caressing
      the palate. Immediately very fruity with oranges, raspberry, cherry liqueur and
      liquorice. Midplate some espresso emerges and the fruit becomes a heavenly jam.
    • Finish
      In the rather long
      finish, the oranges turn a touch bitter and the tannins rear their head. But it
      remains succulent enough to not die a dry death.

  27. zinaf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Interesting whisky. One of the better Dalmores I've tries. Sadly it's at just 42%
    • Nose
      Sweet, some orange peel, some forest fruits - raspberry, blueberry; touch of vinous note, some hazelnuts

      Water: lots of citrus, 
    • Taste
      Sweet, bitter oranges, sharp, then rounder, wood,

      Water: not a swimmer. Better left at original strength. No real gains on the palette.
    • Finish
      Long and developing, On sweet fruits, aromatic tobacco, water more leather, nicely drying finish.

  28. Alex did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    At least it's good whisky - 90 points from Whiskyfun.com - just hefty overpriced for my tastes

  29. Alex did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This whisky had a 3-step maturation in 4 different woods: first maturation in American white oak. Then for step 2, one part was filled in 25 year old Palomino Fino Sherry Butts while the other part was filled in 1980 First Fill Bourbon casks. The third step of the maturation is a finish in Tawny Port Pipes.

    Amazing but weird wood management. Is that leading to such ridiculous high price for a 25 year old at low strength?

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