Dalmore Port Wood Reserve

Dalmore Port Wood Reserve

What they say

An indulgent smooth single malt matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks and aged Tawny Port pipes.

Utterly individualistic, this noble spirit displays a multitude of exotic flavours – a complete revelation! – Richard Paterson (Master Distiller)

Official tasting notes

  • Aroma Sweet red berries, Seville oranges, plummy fruits and sticky toffee pudding
  • Palate Nectarines, creamy caramel, roasted chestnuts and Java coffee
  • Finish Rich plums, sultanas, Sanguinello blood oranges and macerated cherries

What I say

Sampled during the #DalmoreWhisky Tweet Tasting hosted by Steve @thewhiskywire.

  • ABV 46.5%
  • Age NAS
  • Bottler Official
  • Bottling Port Wood Resercve
  • Cask Bourbon and Port
  • Category Highland single malt whisky
  • Cost £60
  • Origin Dalmore Distillery
  • Outturn undisclosed
  • Region Highland
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage Undeclared

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Blood orange ruby (13/20), quick, medium tears and strong legs.
  • Nose Heady, fruity, floral, rose and strawberry jam, plum, orange zest, caramel, date and sticky toffee pudding, prunes.
  • Taste Medium-bodied, quite spiced, orange zest, caramel, Highland toffee, some creamy vanilla, nutty, hazelnut puree and roast chestnuts, some red berry jam (quite light), milk chocolate, mocha coffee, candied plums.
  • Finish Long, woody, spiced treacle toffee, herbal tobacco leaf, meal/malty, Parkin cake.
  • Overall The Dalmore port wood reserve strikes a great balance between port cask influence and ex-bourbon oak matured Dalmore spirit.

Score 84/100

Available from Master of Malt & The Whisky Exchange

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