The Dalmore

12 Years Old

Brand: The Dalmore
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Dalmore Distillery, Alness, Highland, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Outwardly flattish, but time and patience reveals life beyond the sherry-hints of cherry and oak.
Palate: Mouth-filling and chewy. Lots of cream toffee. All the time there's a delicate, malty spice buzz.
Finish: Very long and still milky, silky toffee with malt and vanilla arriving. A wave or two of sweet liquorice adds further richness.
Comment: Genuinely classy stuff from the 24 carat jewel in JBB's Scottish crown.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Beautiful balance of tempting aromas. Gently fragrant peat-smoke. Orange marmalade, malt and sherry.
Palate: Orange. Cream. Distinct aniseed. Honey. A very complex malt, with wonderfully combined flavours.
Finish: Almost chewy. Faint citrus zest. Smoky dryness. The faintest hint of the sea.
Comment: Said to be married in sherry butts. In this instance, marriage certainly works.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty and fruity. Oak is well integrated. Creamy. Vanilla fudge. Hint of cappuccino.
Palate: Mouth-coating. Almost thick. A lovely rich creamy flavour gives you a sense of fullness. Marasquino cherries coated in white chocolate. Malteasers also.
Finish: Medium,on fudge and spices.
Comment: You certainly get satisfaction with this dram. A handsome malty Highlander.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Wet wool,light coconut notes with vanilla. Slightly artificial. Freshly painted oak,new leather,soft toffee with a malty undertow. Some sloes and briary fruit. Seems covered.
Palate: Sweet slick entry with black fruits. Becomes quite juicy and sweet. Lacksstructure and is a little flabby.
Finish: Then dries.
Comment: Sweet and simple. Maybe higher alcohol would help?
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