Dalmore 2005 AC

Overall rating
Single Malt
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Special Vintage Selection
Stated Age
10 years old
Fino Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
24 Mar 2016 10:19 am by dramark
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 72,00

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40 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 2005 AC

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.55 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I have serious doubts as to whether this is a whisky. I'm typing on a calvados. If it was a whisky, it would be very unusual.

    Whatever it is, it lacks a bit of complexity, but what this liquor shows is wonderful and delicious. I really like that and would be worth buying depending on the price.

    blind tasting

    How do you rate this? On the one hand I found the whisky very tasty, on the other hand it does not taste like whisky. I give 82 points, but it tasted much better.
    • Nose
      Immediately the question is in the room: is the whisky? Sweet apple, grape, woodruff, something reminiscent of solvents or nail polish remover, but not unpleasant, spicy and also oak, behind it lies a pleasant sweetness, at the same time the apple becomes more acidic
    • Taste
      Again, it starts immediately with a pleasant fruit note, pear this time, but also again apple, all soft and mild and sweet, barely recognizable oak
    • Finish
      And again the fruit, less sweet now, associated with a gossamer bitterness

  2. Cobo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very exciting part because so different than expected, always nice to discover something new. No classic Dalmore but that's why it's cool. Corners and edges may be happy times, the uniformity needs no human
    • Nose
      Madness, very intense with raisin buns, warm spices like clove and nutmeg, candied lemon and an interesting sweetness, grape-nut chocolate, fennel tea
    • Taste
      very soft and sweet despite the many turns, cereals, yeast dough, hazelnuts, some pepper
    • Finish
      long, soft and sweet with spicy proportions and anise

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Wow (now seriously), gone, that's something else. For many certainly inedible to no whisky, for me a very interesting example of what is possible with quite normal Scotch taste. Nothing for everyone and every day, but for ~ 70 € itches me very hard the purchase finger.
    • Nose
      Wow (first a surprised, not an enthusiastic), this is whisky? I would rather sway between gin, aquavit and tequila, which are juniper, ground cumin, menthol, other fresh herbs, solvents, new plastic, to lemony freshness, quinine (tonic), with water drier, tart and kräutriger.
    • Taste
      spicy-sweet, ginger, cinnamon, lots of fennel, grated caraway, brown sugar, a hint of milk chocolate - very intense and extraordinary
    • Finish
      three-quarter length, milk chocolate, white pepper, fennel and again a load of gin / juniper

  4. Okto-Bull scored this whisky 45 points Expert Senior

    No, sorry, when I opened the bottle, I had no desire to drink. Fortunately, taste and finish are not as bad as the nose suggests. But (good) whisky is different.
    • Nose
      Phew, what is that please ?! Citron, orange peel, a little cinnamon. It kind of smells like some kind of chemical baking ingredients ... interesting but not nice. It does not get better with water.
    • Taste
      In the mouth then whisky-like than expected. Again lemon and a good bitterness. The alcohol is there, but not too intrusive. Why is it tingling in the mouth ?! With water a little more harmonious, but if you would type blindly here on a whisky?
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and again very bitter. At the end, the oak comes and pushes again. But more than lemon and juniper berries are not there It gets a little spicier with water.

  5. ducksingel scored this whisky 88 points Editor

    This is a sherried whisky, but it's completely different to the familiar oloroso en PX types. The color alone doesn't suggest any hint of sherry.

    This is a whisky with a character on its own.

    The nose is very strong, with orange and other citric tones; there is white grape and even some gasoline. And maybe it's my imagination, but I detect a scent of mold, the 'flor' maybe?

    On the palate this Dalmore is light but by no means thin, it's quite sharp and peppery. There is little sweetness and no chocolate that characterize the other sherry types. Dry and fresh and (a bit too) peppery, that are the main tags.

    The finish is of medium length.

    I was quite surprised, by this fino finished Dalmore. Not the best whisky I ever tasted, but a very interesting one. It's its strangeness that attracts me. A friend suggested to drink it with an ice cube. And I think this is one of the few single malts that can profit from ice. You'll have a perfect summer's dram.

  6. Thuber scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Nose: solvent with lemon flavor, citrus cleaner, indefinable chemical, undiluted is the really violent.
    With water, the whole thing develops more towards lemon or orange soda. Refreshing sticks with orange-lemon flavor come to my mind.

    Taste: sweet and somehow musty, with water it gets similar to gin, a hint of coffee and something nutty shines through and it gets drier.

    Finish: actually short and hardly any taste, it runs down nicely warm. Some white pepper and minimal bitter.

    That's funny stuff

  7. Othorion scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      59 59
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      69 69

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    So I would never have come to whisky. It was interesting. But he does not pull it completely because he can not keep his mouth in the mouth. It was worth an experience anyway. Again, I do not have to have it.
    • Nose
      Oha. Immediately first full throttle Orangeat and Zitronat. Additionally, marzipan. Reminds me somehow of a tunnel. Then the fruitiness goes but fresh lemon. Sour apple rings from Haribo. Fennel tea, cardamom, ginseng and kohlrabi. Then the whole thing is more barrel-stored aquavit.
    • Taste
      Here I make it easy. In the mouth it is a lot sweeter than in the nose. On the other hand, the different notes, which are quite similar to the nose, are much less strong. Reminiscent of alcoholic sugar water with a little flavor added. In addition, there is a noticeable sharpness and it is getting drier.
    • Finish
      Here he is now bitter. Some pear peel. In addition still fennel.

  9. yellowcake scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    It matured in a Fino Sherry cask and I cannot remember, that I had a Whisky with such a little taste of Sherry. Maybe the cask was very special.
    • Nose
      This Whisky has the most intense citric nose I have ever tasted - very impressive and of course a little bit strange. Spices like cinnamon and dried orange zest appear short after. Really interesting stuff! It reminds me of a lemon cheesecake.
    • Taste
      Very warming at first, then the orange / lemon does its work. Do you know Jaffa Cakes? This defines the taste the best. Lemon and chocolate and bisquits. Sherry wood? Not at all. I added two teaspoons of water - yes, two teaspoons - please don't judge me - and it was worth it. The Whisky becomes more creamy and the lemon is more pleasant.
    • Finish
      Medium. Of course due to the maturation, there are no complex flavours. It is more like an easy-to-drink-stuff when you add enough water. Sweet in the end, tropical fruits and the orange to follow.

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The nose is great. Raisin rolls and orange peel, with some caraway. Very sweet, fruity, almost liqueur-like. In the mouth then a little spicy, mint, a bit musty oak. The finish also has a lot of mint, some licorice. Pretty oblique part, but also delicious. I've never had anything like that in my glass.


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