Dalmore The Quartet

Dalmore The Quartet

What they say

TRAVELLER’S EXCLUSIVE The Dalmore Single Malt Whisky, A Masterpiece in the Making. The 4 cask finish, including Apostoles and rare 30 Year Old Matusalem casks, makes The Quartet is just pitch perfect! The Quartet is one of the finest examples of a multi-cask finished whisky. Magnificent, regal, rich, layered, Baroque – I’m fresh out of superlatives. It’s a work of art. A rare and exceptionally well-made single malt finished in four special casks, The Quartet’s an exquisite fanfare of red grapes and juicy raisins shot through with whispers of chocolate and liquorice. The Dalmore Quartet is a refined and fragrant Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky beautifully orchestrating four different cask finishes. After the initial maturation in American white oak ex-bourbon casks the whisky is apportioned between first fill ex-bourbon casks, Apostoles and 30 Year Old Matusalem sherry casks and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques. The four parts are then brought back together to harmonise. An exquisite fanfare of red grapes and juicy raisins with whispers of chocolate and liquorice. Light and fragrant, with great finesse, The Dalmore Quartet is a very special treat. Exceptionally giftable since 1839. The art of The Dalmore. For 180 years, The Dalmore has been a masterpiece in the making. Enjoyed in the world’s most prestigious and iconic locations, it has become one of Scotland’s most revered single malts. The Dalmore’s unique house style results from finishing its whisky in the rarest and most exquisite casks selected from around the world. It has elevated whisky craftsmanship to an art form.

What I say

  • ABV 41.5%
  • Age NAS
  • Bottler Official
  • Bottling The Quartet
  • Cask Bourbon, Wine & Sherry
  • Category Highland single malt whisky
  • Cost £85
  • Origin Dalmore Distillery
  • Outturn undisclosed
  • Region Highland
  • Released 2020
  • Vintage Undeclared

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Blood / ruby red (13/20), medium tears and medium fine legs.
  • Nose Fresh orange juice, rich toffee, chocolate orange, nutty, dried fruits, prunes, raisins, Eton mess; raspberry, vanilla cream, malty barley comes later after all the cask influences.
  • Taste Medium-bodied, spiced, woody, ginger snaps and gingerbread, heat grows, caramel spiced latte, chocolate dipped candied orange slices plus raspberry, strawberry and Morello cherries and red liqourice.
  • Finish Long, spiced and full, caramel, chocolate and orange predominate, mouth-watering tannic oak later with some cardamom
  • Overall Another complex and cask driven creation but building on Dalmores solid foundations, my favourite of the tasting.

Score 85/100

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