Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve

Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve

What they say

The perfect accompaniment to the finest cigars, this single malt is matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks , Matusalem oloroso sherry casks and Cabernet Sauvignon barriques.

The body, structure and character of this extraordinary expression is the perfect complement to a fine cigar. – Richard Paterson (Master Distiller)

Official tasting notes

  • Aroma Cinnamon, vanilla and red fruits
  • Palate Tropical fruits, banana toffee and vanilla ice cream
  • Finish Orange zest, dark chocolate and crushed spices

What I say

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

  • ABV 44%
  • Age NAS
  • Bottler Official
  • Bottling Cigar Malt Reserve
  • Cask Bourbon, Sherry and Wine
  • Category Highland single malt whisky
  • Cost £80
  • Origin Dalmore Distillery
  • Outturn undisclosed
  • Region Highland
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage Undeclared

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Golden brown (12/20), texture like sun (I mean medium-fine tears and legs.)
  • Nose Toffee, leather, nutty and softly fruity, red berries, baking spices, cinnamon, raisin, black forest gateaux, tobacco leaf and oak wood.
  • Taste Medium-bodied, leads with fruits and spices, toffee, malty, cinnamon, slightly drier spice, dates, figs, orange peel, chocolate, cloves, vanilla pods, toasted almonds, red grape and tannic/winey wood and some spiced black peppercorns.
  • Finish Long, slightly sweet and drying, woody oak.
  • Overall Quite drying and spiced with a rich fruit backing and some malty spirit backbone too. Busy cask influences but generates a wonderful complexity and structure.

Score 84/100

Available from Master of Malt & The Whisky Exchange

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