The Dalmore

Cigar Malt Reserve

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 103
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Brand: The Dalmore, Whyte & Mackay
Expression: Cigar Malt Reserve
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty. Rich and creamy. Lots of toffee. Mint chocolate. Fresh and lively. Cardamom. Quite complex.
Palate: Round and sweet. Good balance with the nose. The same rich mint chocolate note. A precise oak frame ties up the rich aromatic profile. Liquorice and raisins as well.
Finish: Lingering, fruity, sensuous.
Comment: A complex whisky, which needs time and attention to release its richness.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Malty/nutty to start with a little cedar and marmalade. Intense and quite fresh. In time it sweetens showing classic sherried notes: walnut and currant.
Palate: Nutty with blackcurrant leaf. There's a hint of sulphur and a youthful feel despite a thick, sweet mid palate.
Finish: Malty.
Comment: It's fine, but only suitable for a lighter stogie. Not a patch on the old version I'm afraid.
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Dalmore Distillery, Alness, Highland, Highland, Scotland
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