Dalmore, 18 yr old, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$214.95 inc GST

700ml, 43.0% abv, Scotland, Highland

Matured initially in American white oak for 14 years before being transferred to Matusalem Spanish sherry butts for 3 years, these unique whiskies were finally married for a further 12 months in upstanding sherry butts. Nature and nurture have delivered a classic Dalmore.

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Description

Nose : A rich nose, nicely sherried with butterscotch, toasted walnuts, and clove mixed with fruitier notes of candied orange and raisins in rice pudding. Behind that, notes of polished oak, and hints of worn leather and coffee beans.

Palate : A creamy, robust entry full of burnt toffee, unsweetened chocolate, and honey roasted nuts. Quickly spicy, lots of clove, coarse vanilla bean, cinnamon stick, fresh grated nutmeg, and a little saltiness. A strong, tannic, oak influence gets pretty big, but it works, quite drying with good mouth-watering acidity as well.

Finish : Nice, lingering combo of wood, clove, and sherried sweetness.

Thoughts : Fairly delicious stuff. Nutty, sweet sherried notes and “old library” tones on the nose transition well to the slightly wild, spicy Highland palate.

•Rated 98/100 Beverage Testing Institute 2010.
•’Gold’ San Francisco Whisky Competition 2010.
•’Bronze’ Scotch Single Malt – Highland IWSC 2013.
•’Bronze’ Scotch Single Malt – Highland IWSC 2014.
•’Silver’ Distillers’ Single Malts between 13 and 20 yrs International Spirits Challenge 2014.