Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Matusalem Oloroso Sherry Butts
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
L5162 15/01778
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
22 Feb 2016 6:36 pm by Schorsch

Average value

€ 62.62

2 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

185 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore Valour

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.77 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    A decent single malt, NAS, in the liter bottle for the Travel Retail!
    • Nose
      fruity (plums, ripe citrus), heavy port, seasoning, oak;
    • Taste
      fruity on arrival (ripe berries, full orange), malty, spicy, dark chocolate;
    • Finish
      medium-length finish, fruit and oak sounding;

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    The nose is virtually non existant the palate is  quite thin but it is a manufacturer taste

    I swear you can taste the additives

    Not very good
    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      64 64
    • Finish
      57 57

  4. Immerenga scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      61 61

  5. Macheye scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Dalmore Valour has a pleasant enough nose, but the palate is neither as well-defined, nor as cohesive. Whilst largely inoffensive and with some warming sweet notes and spice, the body is fairly wishy-washy and the bitterness and astringency override many of the more subtle flavours.

    • Nose
      Sweet berries with a highly discernible port wine influence. To begin with we welcome blackberries and blackcurrants, both dried and lightly stewed. Then comes the port influence – slightly leathery, and with almond nuttiness. The nuttiness merges with the inherent sweetness provided by the oloroso sherry to form a sugary marzipan. There’s light complexity here from tobacco and mild mustiness/earthiness. Alongside a hint of rubber (sherry cask?) and a backdrop of toffee and fudge.
    • Taste
      Ack – incredibly thin and watery and offering too little body and initial attack. Bitter oak tannins offer a rather jarring experience, though the situation is however improved with heathery honey and liquorice. Fruit influence is certainly pleasant, but a lot less well defined than on the nose. Toffee and fudge still remain and are tempered by some light white pepper and a hint of minerality – akin to chalk.
    • Finish
      Medium in length with some astringency and white pepper.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Valour means ‘great courage’. You certainly need this to spend 65 EUR for this. The nicest thing about this whisky is the color, but then you’ve said it all. A bit boring. Nevertheless, thanks for the sample, Andy.
    • Nose
      The nose is creamy and sweet. Loads of butterscotch and honey, but also clear hints of the port wine, giving it some extra sweetness. Some mildly rotting oranges… Aside from that, it also wears a dusty jacket with a mildly herbal touch that I cannot quite pinpoint. I have to say, this is okay, but I am far from overwhelmed.
    • Taste
      The arrival is soft and a bit oily, but there is certainly no explosion of taste. Rather flat on sweet malt and caramel with a light touch of port. Little influence of the sherry casks, truth be told. Maybe I should take another sip and be patient… (wait for it, wait for it…). Nope, nothing is happening.
    • Finish
      Worse, it turns a bit bitter and the oak is dominant in the medium long finish.

  7. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78


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