Dalmore 1996 IM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Dun Bheagan
Stated Age
18 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 24 06 15 1 07:50 BB
Added on
16 Jul 2015 9:38 pm by Angelos

Average value

€ 92.82

2 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 1996 IM

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.71 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful, interesting whisky, which has much more to offer than the original bottlings.
    • Nose
      First, bombastic sweet, then develops a distinct sweat with a slight herbal impact. The sherry influence is clear. Warms are still warm engine oil, some floor wax and menthol.
    • Taste
      Amazing, sweet cream is with salty caramel hand, with so much salt, I had now honestly not expected. At the back the oak with its tannins comes to the fore.
    • Finish
      A medium-length finish, which ends with light mint on the tart notes still slightly salty drying

  2. KOQ24 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Red Pepper,Ginger,nutty,Spices

    malty,Vanilla,Honey,Almond,white Chocolate,
    red Pepper,Ginger.BloodOrange,Grapefruit,
    Cardboard,salted Caramel,Strawberries,Plums,brown Sugar,Butter,Oak bitterniss

    Medium-long with a Medium to strong Alcohol Note

    Aside from a whiff of Sulphur it has a really complex Aroma.
    On the Tongue this is almost as good as the sold out Benriach 15 PX Finish i had.
    Add to that a pretty affordable Price for an 18 year old, heavily Sherry-influenced Dalmore.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Kimba scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nice sweet. A beautiful typical Dalmore as I like him. Nice nose with lots of sweetness and a nice musty undertone. In the mouth, he goes well forward without being too sharp. Sweetness sticks in your mouth and the PX finish really shows its strength. The finish is nice and normal.
    Great thing and above all no color :-) 88 points

  4. ffmdino scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      thin, sweet, vanilla, earth, pastries at first, something that smells like eggs for me
    • Taste
      full on the tongue, red fruits like redcurrant or blackberry, again sweet, oak, herbs
    • Finish
      medium long, warm, spicy, oak comes through well, bitter and again the eggs

  5. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    I think it's delicious. However, the price is very athletic.
    • Nose
      Red fruits, sulfur, nutmeg, some pepper, cinnamon, a hint of cashews, pear. When the second smell it is still much fruity.
    • Taste
      Red fruits, oak, sulfur, orange, whole milk chocolate, straw
    • Finish
      Medium-long and spicy, with rosemary and nutmeg

  6. Kalle208 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Some musty sweetness (bark mulch), oranges, apples, sweet fruits, vanilla, slightly alcoholic note.
    • Taste
      Sweet oranges or lychees, strong black pepper, very busy and dry.
    • Finish
      long strong and fruity finish

  7. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Nose: fresh with a hint of menthol, chocolate hazelnut ice, malt, caramel, a slightly acidic / musty note of wine with dark berry fruits, even oak is discreet. The nose has a lot to offer but it looks a bit fragile.
    Taste: full flavor explosion (strong and full in spite of "only" 46%) Chocolate with pepper, hazelnuts, meringue sherry wood, sweetness and plum, in the finish then the PX comes out right with a nice fig note, mint, spicy oak and brown sugar. Medium long but intense.
    Conclusion: The PX barrel shows up late in its true splendor but then with full force. Could some put something on the finish but I think it's very tasty. But the big hit is certainly not the whisky. For the price still a really good alternative to the OAs of Dalmore.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Reads actually quite well, what I write up there, but somehow does not set a real treat, not quite consistent, feels a little francly. So - very subjective - not my case. So no 90 ¬ candidate for me, but I can well imagine that the other tastes good, because the basics are in place and I actually objectively have nothing to complain about.
    • Nose
      Orange, milk chocolate, cinnamon, with an artificial, fresh note, something between menthol and solvent ... over time it looks older, dusty, dry, old kitchen herbs, old hay, hard leather
    • Taste
      again at the start: orange, milk chocolate, cinnamon ... maybe a bit sharper and more bitter than the nose - ginger, pepper, bittersweet, some pipe tobacco
    • Finish
      long, dark chocolate, pepper, some herbal bitters, quite dry mouthfeel

  9. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not as sweet as the sister bottling from the bourbon barrel. Overall, he makes a rounder impression.
    • Nose
      Fruity sweetness that may come from pears and green apples. Less sweet than the expansion in the Bourbon barrel. Fresh and mentholig. Very little nutty. Fresh leather, milk chocolate. Some lavender.
    • Taste
      Vanilla and chocolate at the beginning, along with fruitiness of pears and apples, which soon tilts into the dark, reflecting the sweetness of ripe berries. Ginger cookies. Leather and tobacco. Herbs mix with each other, oak comes.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, dry, mentholig, with oak, chocolate and herbs.


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