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Dalmore Pioneer Edition SG50

Overall rating
89.92/100
votes
54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Muscatel, Madeira and Port Wine Casks
Number of bottles
2015
Strength
44.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15/02110 L5182
Barcode
5013967010369
Bottled for
Commemorating the pioneers of Singapore's independence
Added on
10 Jan 2016 9:25 am by pieter1957
Colored

Average value

€ 196,44

23 × in wishlist

54 × member ratings

166 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore Pioneer Edition SG50

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.92 points

  1. Mark Renton scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    First impression in the glass: Fat, oily legs, which move after a good 10 seconds at a fairly wide distance from the upper pivot edge down. Just as oily as in a glass it lays itself around the gums, I would have appreciated in the start on something more than the existing 44%. Back then (and here I see no weakness) elegantly fading away. The Singapore surprise package hit the right nerve with me: No affordable Dalmore OA or even a NAS bottling has been so much fun in recent years as the Pioneer Edition.
    • Nose
      Truffle chocolate, nougat praline; Raisins, plums, fresh orange, flower scent (hibiscus), pear. The whole thing is not too bombastic, the fat, sweet notes lurking, but are kept in check by the citrus freshness.
    • Taste
      When starting, lots of chocolate. A lot of oak, which takes more and more space at the end, but always well tempered, never too many tannins.
    • Finish
      Winter heat in the chest and esophagus after swallowing should not be expected. But the extremely sweet oak mixture remains in the mouth for a very long time.

  2. jjkmlss scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This is mixed with Ex-Madeira, Ex-Moscatel and Port casks, total 2015 bottled in yield to memorize the half century independent anniversary of Singapore, the number suggests a total of 3 casks being used. I presume these so-called 'ex-blabla' casks are only Finishing casks, according to what Dalmore has been doing all the time.

    Nose: Moldy tobacco and basalmic vinegar, violet, sun-dried tomatoes, orange, cherry, dried apricot, peking dried fruit, chocolate, old book. This smells like Sherry Casks from 70s.

    Palate: violet, orange, grape-y and wine-y, ciriously papaya, tomato soup, basalmic vinegar, caramel, chocolate, tobacco, cloves and LARD, very special and classic one. The most cognac-like single malt so far.

    Body: Extremely thick and cognac-like, no single tannic note, maybe a little bit too wine-y that the cake-y part almost disappeared.

    Finish: long with cloves, grape skin, dill & dried fruits.

    A little broad and too classic for an $200 single malt to my taste. Feels like what Quintessence should've been. Richard Paterson really knows how to nail a cognac, not sure he's good at whisky though.

  3. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Exciting composition is the sweetness of Moscatel and Madeira and the spiciness of the Port casks with the matured oaky base flavor, all from Dalmore at unusually good prices.
    • Nose
      Rich and sweet. Sherry, raisin, prune, milk caramel and citruses.
    • Taste
      Refined, creamy and bittersweet. Big matured oak. Honey, caramel and spices. Sweet fruits.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, spicy, winey effects.

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Relatively simple and uninteresting whisky. I'm still waiting for Dalmore to convince me of her quality. (Evaluated based on sample.)
    • Nose
      Cherry compote, strawberry jam, milk chocolate, toffee, overripe black currant, plum jam.

      A few drops of water dampen the scent.
    • Taste
      Mostly bitter-acid, relatively short and simple. Dark chocolate, blackcurrant, red apple, dates, cane sugar. Finally, after a long roll on the palate, milk toffee with fruit filling.

      A few drops of water will support bitterness and will not help much.
    • Finish
      Very modest and bland. Rather bitter. Unripe plum, (dried) lemon peel, tannins.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. EJS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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