Review: Dalmore 18 Years Old
Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
Origin: Dalmore Distillery
Bottling: Emperador / Whyte & Mackay
What they say:
Vanilla, dark chocolate, orange.
Dark chocolate, candied citrus fruits, rich coffee.
Citrus fruit, oak.
What I say:
Sampled at Meet The Blenders 2016 during our host (and Whyte & Mackay’s Master Blender) Richard Paterson’s introductory speech & guided tasting.
Dark copper amber (14/20) fine tears, slender legs
Dried fruits and nutty, sultana, fig, date, walnut, chocolate orange, cocoa, vanilla latte, marmalade, toasted almonds, spiced ginger and cinnamon, faint leather
Soft and fuzzily warm, vanilla, gentle toffee and butterscotch, almond soft/stewed fruits in demerara sugar, sultanas/raisins, dates, hints of molasses, orange and ginger marmalade, milk chocolate, Terry’s chocolate orange, sherry trifle, a touch of cinnamon and starberries with black pepper
Medium-long, fruit & nut, toffee and chocolate
A quite deliciously luxurious and understated dram, like a comfortable leather sofa by an embering fire. This whisky fits your mouth like a glove(!) Full of fruit, nut and chocolate with little hints of spiced oak wood. Well done. Sampling this made me realised how little official Dalmore releases we have either sampled or laid down notes for here at The Whiskyphiles, something I intend to remedy with relish.
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