The Dalmore

21 Years Old

ABV 42%
REVIEWED Issue 132
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Brand: The Dalmore
Expression: 21 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 42%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Subtle aromas of moist raisinated and plumy fruitcake. Initially subdued before the luscious sherry notes kick in. The aromas develop well with hints of herbs and green nuts.
Palate: As subdued as the nose. Too subtle? Straightforward with juicy, homogenous sherry character and building, lightly bitter, chocolaty tannins.
Finish: Short, sharp and quite citric. Pleasantly mouth-watering though with a liquorice and dark chocolate after-taste.
Comment: It’s all about the sherry cask. No blemishes, but simple and ultimately for me, a little unexciting.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: An unusual and quite unsettled nose which flits between instant coffee granules, shredded wheat, cherry drops, dried brown rice and rye whiskey.
Palate: A little more settled, but the spice notes are the most prevalent (not quite rye, but a style thereof) mixed with black cherries, cocoa, pomegranate and oak spice. A confusing little number this.
Finish: Milk chocolate covered coffee beans, oak spice.
Comment: Lots of flavours which ultimately confuse the drinker. Not a bad dram, just very strange indeed.
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Dalmore Distillery, Alness, Highland, Highland, Scotland
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